Plan a Weekend Getaway to Catalina Island

Getting away is easier than you think. Looking for that perfect vacation spot? Catalina Island is one of the premier tourist destinations in all of California and it’s basically right in your own backyard. Planning your weekend trip to Catalina doesn’t have to be a hassle either. In fact, here are a few tips to make your trip a breeze!

 

How to Get There

Most people take the ferry from one of the four mainland ports, which takes about an hour from shore. If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can take a 15-minute helicopter ride, too. Once there, it’s pretty easy to get where you’re going by foot in the 1-square mile town of Avalon. Taxis and shuttle buses are also available.

 

Where to Stay

When it comes to lodging, you have options. Choose from a cozy bed and breakfast, a beachfront hotel, or even cottage rentals.

 

What to Do

Start planning your itinerary! There’s a nice selection of art and museums open to the public. If you feel like heading outdoors, there are several hiking trails available as well as golf courses. Want to be near the water? Go fishing, scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, paddleboarding, and so much more. For the adventurous, thrill-seeker, you’ll want to check out the Zip Line Eco Tour.