Catalina was the last spot in California for me to explore. The ship anchors outside the city and a tender carries passengers into the harbor in Avalon. The locals were very friendly and accommodating. The island is predominantly a nature preserve which helps keep it from being overdeveloped. The inland scenery is similar to that of others areas in Cali but the town of Avalon is a precious gem with its simple way of life and little shops, restaurants and bars. Marvelous place to visit. I'm glad I saved Catalina for last as it is one of my favorite destinations in the beautiful State of California.
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About Catalina Island, California
Catalina Island is only 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, but it seems a world away. Stroll the quaint streets of Avalon and explore the adventurous village of Two Harbors. Hike past grazing buffalo and dive into crystal clear water brimming with life. You'll have a great time no matter what you choose to do.
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I was borned and raised in Southern Calif, but never went to Catalina island. We loved it, what a peaceful place to live. I would go back again.
I love Catalina Island, it is so cute and easy to walk around in without an excursion. I recommend trying Buffalo Milk at one of the many bars, it is a alcohol drink that tastes like ice cream! We go to El Galleon every time to get our Buffalo Milk fix!
Visited: Oct 30, 2017
Very small and cozy, love this little island! the Golf cart is the best way to go, inexpensive and worth it.
Catalina is beautiful. It's far more expensive than international ports and prices are not negotiable but it was really nice. It's great to be able to take a cruise to one of America's treasures.
3 of 9 shore excursions in Catalina Island, California.
Amazing Catalina Scavenger Hunt
Safari Island Adventure
Catalina Happy Hour Tour
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