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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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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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Descanso Beach Club
Descanso Beach Club
Attraction type: Beaches
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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by trolley. The Botanic Garden is... more Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by trolley. The Botanic Garden is the primary gateway to access one of the Island's most popular hikes, the Garden to Sky Trail. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Monuments & Statues
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Steve's Steakhouse
Steve's Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Gluten Free, Pacific Rim
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Luau Larry's
Luau Larry's
Ranked #3 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Maggie's Blue Rose
Maggie's Blue Rose
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Lobster Trap
The Lobster Trap
Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Catalina Island Inn
Catalina Island Inn
$123 - $267
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Hotel Villa Portofino
Hotel Villa Portofino
$95 - $550
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Hotel Atwater
3.0 of 5
Hotel Atwater
$133 - $368
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Pavilion Hotel
3.5 of 5
Pavilion Hotel
$220 - $531
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Snug Harbor Inn
Snug Harbor Inn
$140 - $385
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Hotel Vista Del Mar
Hotel Vista Del Mar
$145 - $495
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Avalon

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