Catalina Island may not be the first thing people think about when it comes to Thanksgiving, but the island can be a perfect way to reconnect with family, friends and loved ones on this most grateful of holidays. With most employers offering a four-day weekend for Thanksgiving, this holiday is ideal for a relaxing time on the island.
Avalon offers a wide range of accommodations for the Thanksgiving weekend, ranging from romantic villas to large homes suitable for the entire family. Many shops and activities will also be available on Thanksgiving – the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of businesses that will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
If you’d rather leave the cooking – and the clean-up – to someone else, many Catalina Island restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving, some offering their regular menu, others offering traditional turkey dinners and some creating custom Thanksgiving dinners with an island flair.
While Avalon offers a great option for a Thanksgiving getaway, for a truly off-the-beaten path adventure, a turkey day in Two Harbors can’t be beat. The Harbor Reef Restaurant will be serving traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Reservations are necessary, call (310) 510-4215. Casa Santa Rosa and Casa Santa Cruz are the perfect Catalina Island accommodations choice for a long weekend with friends and family.