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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
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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: Historic Sites; Theaters
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Catalina Express
Catalina Express
Owner description: Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. We are committed to offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art... more Owner description: Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. We are committed to offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art watercraft available while maintaining a high level of dedication to safety, customer satisfaction, and quality of service. Today, the fleet consists of 8 high-speed vessels. More than one million passengers set sail to Catalina Island each year on board Catalina Express, and with year round service and up to 30 departures daily, you can easily join them. less
Attraction type: Ferries/ Boats; Tours
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Descanso Beach
Descanso Beach(Avalon)
Owner description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been completely transformed to feature upgraded facilities with new high-end amenities such as private cabana... more Owner description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been completely transformed to feature upgraded facilities with new high-end amenities such as private cabana and chaise lounge rentals. Enjoy cabana dinners; sit with your feet in the sand, and relax in our heated cabanas while indulging in a three-course meal. The ultimate in island dining, this new experience brings together the best beach-side atmosphere and flavor, all to the sound of the of the ocean just a few feet away. A favorite of both visitors and locals, this is a popular escape from downtown. less
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Steve's Steakhouse
Steve's Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 47 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 47 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 47 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 47 Restaurants in Avalon
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Lloyd's of Avalon Confectionary
Lloyd's of Avalon Confectionary
Ranked #5 of 47 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Catalina Lodge
Catalina Lodge
$90 - $175
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Hotel Atwater
2.0 of 5
Hotel Atwater
$86 - $194
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Catalina Island Seacrest Inn
Catalina Island Seacrest Inn
$77 - $246
Ranked #4 of 6 Avalon 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 Old Turner Inn
The Old Turner Inn
$150 - $225
Ranked #1 of 6 Avalon B&B and Inns
Hotel Vista Del Mar
Hotel Vista Del Mar
$145 - $495
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Avalon

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.