Catalina Island itinerary offers something for everyone

Avalon Theatre

Your Catalina Island vacation itinerary can include an array of activities ranging from a good book on the beach to racing down one of the most exciting zip lines in Southern California. Here are our top 9 things to do when you spend a week on Catalina.

Get out of town: Catalina Island is so much more than Avalon. Whether you take a tour or take a hike, make sure to experience the rest of the island.

Learn: Visit the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Catalina Island Museum to learn more about the culture and history of Catalina Island or take time to explore at the Catalina Conservancy’s Nature Center and the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden.

Get wet: Scuba diving and snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding are just some ways to immerse yourself in Catalina’s marine environment or you could keep it simple and just go for a swim.

Relax: Speaking of good books, one of the most popular things to do on Catalina Island is relaxing. Grab a book and head to the beach or enjoy the view from your Catalina Island vacation rental.

Unwind:  There are several spas on Catalina Island and a massage, body wrap or facial is the perfect way to unwind while on vacation.

Explore: Take some time – either on foot or with a golf cart – to check out Avalon’s quaint streets and picturesque waterfront.

Get excited: Adventure abounds on Santa Catalina – get your adrenaline pumping on a zip line, an off-road adventure or a while parasailing high above Avalon Harbor.

See a show: The Avalon Theatre, located in the Catalina Casino, remains one of the great movie palaces. First-run movies are shown nightly.

Indulge: Catalina Island restaurants offer a wide range of great eats, including prime steaks, fresh seafood and tempting appetizers.