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Nearby recommended attractions:

Silver Canyon Pottery
Silver Canyon Pottery(Avalon)
Owner description: Silver Canyon Pottery offers an intimate glimpse into tile production on Catalina Island. Small, all inclusive tours, personally led by the artist, educate guests about the... more Owner description: Silver Canyon Pottery offers an intimate glimpse into tile production on Catalina Island. Small, all inclusive tours, personally led by the artist, educate guests about the history, geology, artistic traditions, and techniques that created the historic tiles that define Catalina. Most fun of all, guests don an apron, role up their sleeves and create their own tile! Great family activity. less
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Avalon Theater
Avalon Theater(Avalon)
Owner description: The Avalon Theatre is located in the lower level of the Catalina Casino building. It was built in 1929 as one of the first theaters designed for talking movies. The original Page... more Owner description: The Avalon Theatre is located in the lower level of the Catalina Casino building. It was built in 1929 as one of the first theaters designed for talking movies. The original Page organ still is played before the movies on Friday-Sunday nights. The theater features first-run movies, seats 1,184 people, is 138 feet across and 43 feet high. Art deco murals by John Gabriel Beckman (designed the artwork in the Grauman's Chinese Theater)adorn the walls and create a glamorous ambiance. less
Attraction type: Theaters
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Catalina Island Casino
Catalina Island Casino(Avalon)
Owner description: The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island.On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929... more Owner description: The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island.On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen.The top level of this 12 story high architectural wonder features the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. It is also a popular venue for weddings and special events. The only access to the building is through an exclusive Casino Tour offered through Discovery Tours. Once on the tour you’ll soon understand why many call this the most romantic place in Catalina. less
Attraction type: Casinos
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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
Catalina Island Casino Ballroom(Avalon)
Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning... more Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay. less
Attraction type: Theaters; Historic Sites
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Golf Gardens Miniature Golf
Golf Gardens Miniature Golf(Avalon)
Owner description: 18 hole course that has delighted visitors for 50 years! Internationally known as one of the world’s most challenging and beautiful miniature golf courses. No fancy electronics... more Owner description: 18 hole course that has delighted visitors for 50 years! Internationally known as one of the world’s most challenging and beautiful miniature golf courses. No fancy electronics, just a good old fashioned challenging & fun layout. Great for the whole family. Landscaping was re-done a year ago featuring native and endemic plants from the Island. Open every day of the year, weather permitting. Open extended hours during summer months. less
Attraction type: Golf Courses
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Steve's Steakhouse
Steve's Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.
Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.
Ranked #2 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
The Lobster Trap
The Lobster Trap
Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Luau Larry's
Luau Larry's
Ranked #4 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Lloyd's of Avalon Confectionary
Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Villa Portofino
Hotel Villa Portofino
$95 - $550
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
El Terado Terrace
3.0 of 5
El Terado Terrace
$97 - $255
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Banning House Lodge
Banning House Lodge
$78 - $107
Ranked #1 of 1 Two Harbors B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Snug Harbor Inn
Snug Harbor Inn
$140 - $385
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island
The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island
$195 - $495
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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The Old Turner Inn
The Old Turner Inn
$150 - $225
Ranked #1 of 6 Avalon B&B and Inns

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.