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Catalina Island Casino
Catalina Island Casino
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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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
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
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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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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Catalina Island Museum
Catalina Island Museum
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 July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. less
Attraction type: Art Museums; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Steve's Steakhouse
Steve's Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Original Jack's Country Kitchen
Original Jack's Country Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Lobster Trap
The Lobster Trap
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Luau Larry's
Luau Larry's
Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Vista Del Mar
Hotel Vista Del Mar
$145 - $495
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Snug Harbor Inn
Snug Harbor Inn
$140 - $385
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Portofino Hotel
3.0 of 5
Portofino Hotel
$120 - $398
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Avalon Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Avalon Hotel
$220 - $473
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Pavilion Hotel
3.5 of 5
Pavilion Hotel
$199 - $502
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Aurora Hotel
3.5 of 5
Aurora Hotel
$214 - $789
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Mt. Ada
4.0 of 5
Mt. Ada
$200 - $620
Ranked #1 of 6 Avalon B&B and Inns
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