A trip to Santa Catalina Island

Trip to Catalina Island
Santa Catalina Island is west of Newport Beach, California. You can reach Catalina Island by ferry only. It is a very popular weekend destination for nature lovers, but also for relaxing.

Catalina Island: Lodging

 $$ - The Pavilion Lodge is a hotel with charming gardens and amazing service. The staff is very friendly. Don't let the rustic look fool you, the rooms are actually modern and cozy.

$$$ - The most popular hotel on the Island is the Avalon Hotel. If you are looking for a very relaxing weekend, you have spas available to you, as well as golf packages. This is a very luxurious place, with the best view on the ocean than any other hotels, and great service. You pay for what you get.

$ - If lodging and comfort are not your priority, then pack a tent. Santa Catalina Island has 6 campgrounds all around the Island. It is the best way to enjoy a beautiful night under the stars in California! Permits are required though, so make sure to follow the rules.

Catalina Island: Dining

Breakfast: Check out the Pancake Cottage at the Avalon Hotel. You better like pancakes and be patient because there are more choices than you can imagine! The service is good but, like every popular restaurant, you might have to wait a little. So don't plan to eat there the day you have to catch the morning ferry!

Lunch: Antonio's Pizzeria is the best pizza on the island. You can eat pizza any day sure -- but not like that one! Plus, their patio directly on the ocean is a great place to take a break for lunch.

Dinner: if you don't want to waste time and enjoy the night on Catalina Island, go to Coyote Joes. Fast service, great burritos! But if you are looking for a fine dinning experience, then Ristorante Villa Portofino offers the best italian cuisine: Delicious food, great wine menu, and fancy desserts guaranteed.

Catalina Island: Attractions

You are on an Island. So, you will find water related attractions! The most famous one is Whale Watching. Catalina Ocean Rafting offers packages for fun family adventures.  You can also take a snorkeling trip, or diving lessons. Tours of the Island are organized. It is a fun way to discover the Island from the Ocean.

After sand castles, avoid the sun burns and hit the miniature golf for some family competition!

Spa treatments are also popular on the Island. So after walking along the bay for shopping, you can go relax a little.

Come Discover Santa Catalina Island. It is a great opportunity to enjoy the Island life and getaway without going to far... you're just a ferry away from the city stress!