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Silver Canyon Pottery
Silver Canyon Pottery
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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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
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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Golf Gardens Miniature Golf
Golf Gardens Miniature Golf
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
Descanso Beach
Descanso Beach
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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Airport in the Sky
Airport in the Sky
Owner description: The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of Avalon. It's a great destination by tour or shuttle... more Owner description: The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of Avalon. It's a great destination by tour or shuttle bus, bicycle, on foot whether hiking the Trans Catalina Trail or walking over from Black Jack, or of course, via private or chartered small plane. Its single 3,250-foot-long runway was constructed by blasting and leveling two adjacent peaks, then using the resulting debris to fill in the gaps.The image is of a T-34 Beechcraft that flew in to participate in one of the Airport in the Sky's monthly Aeroclub Fly-In Days. less
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

All places to eat » Places to eat

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
Ristorante Villa Portofino
Ristorante Villa Portofino
Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pasta
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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
$16 - $344
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

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Vista Del Mar
Hotel Vista Del Mar
$145 - $495
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Pavilion Hotel
3.0 of 5
Pavilion Hotel
$134 - $369
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Inn on Mt. Ada
Inn on Mt. Ada
$200 - $620
Ranked #2 of 6 Avalon B&B and Inns

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