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Welcome to Catalina Island Vacation Rentals’ blog, one of the top on-line sources for Catalina Island news. Our regularly updated Catalina Island blog profiles exciting Catalina events, chronicles compelling Santa Catalina history and is a great source of information about Avalon and Two Harbors. CIVR is dedicated to bringing you up-to-date information about Catalina Island to help you plan your Catalina getaway. At least twice a week, our island blog features new stories and posts about Catalina.

Our blog about Catalina Island features articles about :

  • Catalina Island calendar of events: You’ll discover comprehensive news about Catalina Island special events throughout the year.
  • Catalina Island history: Santa Catalina has been inhabited for more than 7,000 years, our Catalina Island blog spotlights the fascinating history waiting to be discovered.
  • Catalina Island natural history: From fascinating marine life to unique flora found nowhere else on earth, Santa Catalina is home to a wide variety of species, learn more in our island blog.
  • Catalina Island culture: Life on an island can be very different from life on the mainland. Read our Catalina blog to learn more about things to do on Catalina Island, Catalina activities, Island attractions and much more.
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CIVR Blog: Things to do in Two Harbors

Things to do in Two Harbors on Catalina Island are focused on the water.
August 27, 2016/by Sherri Cline
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CIVR Blog: Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island

Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island is one of Southern California’s most popular boating destinations
August 24, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Express ferry to Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: ferry to Catalina Island

Known as cross-channel carriers, today’s ferry to Catalina Island is smaller, faster and much less glamorous than the steamers of yesteryear.
August 20, 2016/by Sherri Cline
catalina fall festivals

CIVR Blog: Catalina fall festivals

Nearly every fall weekend on Catalina Island features a festival – including film, art, beer, wine and music.
August 17, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: First Fridays on Catalina Island

The new Catalina Island Museum offers First Fridays—a whole new reason to plan a visit to Santa Catalina.
July 31, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Avalon Theatre

CIVR Blog: Nightlife on Catalina Island

Nightlife on Catalina Island offers everything from moonlight strolls along the waterfront to a classic nightclub
July 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Little Harbor on Catalina Island

Little Harbor, on Catalina Island’s back side, is a great day trip from Avalon that offers a number of adventures.
July 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: Catalina Nature Center

The Catalina nature center is a great place to discover more about the island and its biology, geology and ecology
July 24, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina landmarks

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island landmarks

ne of the Catalina Island landmarks is seldom open to the public. The Avalon Tuna Club is a tribute both to big game fishing and marine conservation.
July 21, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Cataline summer concert series

CIVR Blog: Catalina Summer Concert Series

The Catalina Summer Concert Series has become an Avalon tradition for residents and visitors alike.
July 14, 2016/by Sherri Cline
catalina art

CIVR Blog: Catalina art

The new museum features an impressive gallery of Catalina art.
July 2, 2016/by Sherri Cline
beaches on catalina island

CIVR Blog: Things to do on Catalina with children

This Southern California vacation destination also offers a number of things to do on Catalina with children.
June 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: Hiking on Catalina Island

Hiking on Catalina Island is one of the most popular things to do on this Southern California resort island.
June 21, 2016/by Sherri Cline
New Catalina Island Museum

CIVR Blog: New Catalina Island Museum

June 18, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Live music on Catalina Island

June 14, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Avalon Theatre

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island vacation itinerary

Your Catalina Island vacation itinerary can include an array of activities. Here are our top 9 things to do when you spend a week on Catalina.
June 11, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Featured Catalina image

Our current featured image, a beautiful photo of Avalon’s green Pleasure Pier, was submitted by Mark Fischer.
June 8, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Getting around on Catalina

Getting around on Catalina Island just got easier, thanks to the City of Avalon’s new Garibaldi Transport Program
June 5, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: Catalina volunteer vacations

Catalina Island volunteer vacations allow those who want to make their vacation matter to do just that.
May 31, 2016/by Sherri Cline
A vacation rental on Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island Vacation Rentals

Our Featured Property at 232 Whittley Avenue showcases the best of Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
May 29, 2016/by Sherri Cline
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