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Nearby recommended attractions:

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 Museum
Catalina Island Museum(Avalon)
Owner description: Located in the heart of Avalon, the Catalina Island Museum offers the best in art and history exhibitions, music and dance performances, lectures by guest speakers from all over... more Owner description: Located in the heart of Avalon, the Catalina Island Museum offers the best in art and history exhibitions, music and dance performances, lectures by guest speakers from all over the world, and the finest in silent, documentary and international film. Closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. less
Attraction type: Art Museums; History Museums
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Catalina Express
Catalina Express
Owner description: With 8 boats and up to 30 daily departures year-round from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point, Catalina Express is the best way to get to Catalina Island. In about an hour, you... more Owner description: With 8 boats and up to 30 daily departures year-round from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point, Catalina Express is the best way to get to Catalina Island. In about an hour, you could be hiking, biking, shopping, diving, snorkeling, fishing, dining, stand up paddling, kayaking, relaxing at a spa or kicking back at the beach club. Just 22 miles from LA, but a world of difference. (Don't forget to upgrade to the Commodore Lounge and skip the lines with priority check-in, express boarding, plus a complimentary cocktail or soft drink, and more. Just $15 each way.) less
Attraction type: Ferries
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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden(Avalon)
Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is located at the top of Avalon Canyon - just a short 30 minute stroll up from town! The Garden features a collection of native plants from... more Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is located at the top of Avalon Canyon - just a short 30 minute stroll up from town! The Garden features a collection of native plants from both Catalina Island, and the surrounding Channel Islands. The Garden also features a collection of succulents from around the world. The park is also home to the Wrigley Memorial. This iconic island landmark was built in 1934 in honor of Catalina Island patron William Wrigley Jr. The unique structure incorporates a variety of native rock and stone, as well as the famed "Catalina tile." less
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; Gardens
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Airport in the Sky
Airport in the Sky(Avalon)
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: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Steve's Steakhouse
Steve's Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Avalon
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Avalon Grille
Avalon Grille
Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Avalon
Price: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary, American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Original Jack's Country Kitchen
Original Jack's Country Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 50 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Lobster Trap
The Lobster Trap
Ranked #5 of 50 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Vista Del Mar
Hotel Vista Del Mar
$145 - $495
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Pavilion Hotel
3.5 of 5
Pavilion Hotel
$177 - $425
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Snug Harbor Inn
Snug Harbor Inn
$140 - $385
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Avalon

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Avalon Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Avalon Hotel
$220 - $414
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Portofino Hotel
3.0 of 5
Portofino Hotel
$120 - $355
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Aurora Hotel
3.5 of 5
Aurora Hotel
$185 - $488
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Mt. Ada
4.0 of 5
Mt. Ada
$491 - $845
Ranked #1 of 6 Avalon B&B and Inns
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