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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.
Catalina Chili Cook-off

CIVR Blog: Catalina Chili Cook-off

The Catalina Chili Cook-off will include competitions for best chili, best salsa and best chili verde
May 3, 2016/by Sherri Cline
catalina fourth of july

CIVR Blog: Catalina Fourth of July

Catalina Island on the Fourth of July is a celebration of small town, patriotic charm, complete with fireworks, a parade and a few surprises
April 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina scuba diving

CIVR Blog: Catalina scuba diving

Catalina Island is a frequent destination, its ever-changing environment calling underwater explorers back again and again
April 23, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina featured image

CIVR Blog: Catalina featured image

Our first Catalina featured image comes to us from Sean Dixon, who shared this photo of her mother, Mary Stewart Dixon, at Lovers Cove in about 1927.
April 20, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Avalon port visit

An Avalon port stop gives visitors barely enough time to scratch the surface of what the island has to offer,
April 16, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Gran Fondo

CIVR Blog: Catalina Gran Fondo

At the end of April, the Catalina Gran Fondo will bring together adventure sports and endurance runs.
April 13, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Avalon Theatre

CIVR Blog: Catalina Silent Film Benefit

Each year, the Catalina Island Museum hosts the Catalina Silent Film Benefit, bringing the era before “talkies” to life in one of Southern California’s great movie palaces.
April 9, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Images of Catalina

CIVR Blog: Images of Catalina

Images of Catalina Island can be found in souvenir collections, art galleries and photo albums around the world
April 5, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Avalon Freight

Avalon Freight Services, Catalina Island’s new freight provider, provides barge service to Avalon.
April 2, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Casino on Catalina Island

The Casino on Catalina Island is one of Southern California’s most distinctive landmarks.
March 29, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Island Vacation Rentals

CIVR Blog: Home on Catalina Island

Having a home on Catalina Island is a dream for thousands of Catalina Island visitors.
March 26, 2016/by Sherri Cline
walking in catalina for the first time

CIVR Blog: Catalina for the first time

Many visitors are discovering Catalina Island for the first time – welcome to our series about what not to miss when you discover paradise for the first time.
March 22, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Express

CIVR Blog: Catalina Express

Catalina Express adjusted its schedule for the first time in many years
March 19, 2016/by Sherri Cline
catalina island museum under construction

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island Museum

The Catalina Island Museum will be celebrating the grand opening of its new building in early summer.
March 15, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Birds of Catalina Island

One of the most visible – and vocal – resident birds of Catalina Island are common ravens.
March 12, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Running in Catalina Echo Marathon

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island Marathon

One of the island’s races is the Catalina Island Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, March 19
March 8, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Scuba Diving in Catalina

CIVR Blog: Catalina local favorites

Welcome to our series of Catalina Island local favorites.
March 5, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Easter at Descanso Beach

Easter at Descanso Beach will be an ideal way to celebrate the holiday Catalina Island style
March 1, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Concerts in Avalon

The Emerald Isle will come to Avalon with a beer garden and a live Irish rock band
February 27, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island real estate

When you are ready to purchase your own Catalina home, Catalina Island Real Estate is the island’s premier real estate brokerage
February 16, 2016/by Sherri Cline
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