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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.

CIVR Blog: Catalina holiday traditions

One of Catalina's holiday traditions involves a world renowned symphony orchestra
November 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Give Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: the Gift of Catalina Island

Giving the gift of Catalina Island can be an easy and rewarding way to lighten the holiday load
November 28, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Shop Catalina

CIVR Blog: Shop Catalina

The shops in Avalon join together with the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce to kick off the holiday season Island style on Dec. 3
November 22, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Avalon Home Tour

CIVR Blog: Avalon Home Tour

Get an inside look at homes on Catalina Island on Saturday, Dec. 10, during the Avalon Home Tour.
November 20, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Cubs on Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: Chicago Cubs on Catalina

Catalina’s connection to the Chicago Cubs runs deep.
November 11, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina after dark

CIVR Blog: Catalina after dark

Catalina Island after dark offers a range of activities
October 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Island Museum

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island Museum

October 29, 2016/by Sherri Cline
hiking on Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: Hiking on Catalina Island

Thanks to the Catalina Island Conservancy, there will soon be more opportunities for hiking on Catalina
October 26, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Bison

CIVR Blog: Catalina Bison

Catalina bison will be celebrated as part of National Bison Day.
October 19, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Avalon chimes tower

CIVR Blog: Chimes Tower Catalina

Chimes Tower’s colorful tile roof makes a distinctive landmark on Catalina Island.
October 10, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Avalon Theatre on Catalina Island

Colorful murals surround the Avalon Theatre on Catalina Island and are well worth the price of admission no matter what movie is playing on the screen.
September 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Island lobster

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island lobster

No matter how you catch your Catalina Island lobster, you’ll need to comply with California Fish and Game requirements.
September 29, 2016/by Sherri Cline
fishing on Catalina

CIVR Blog: Fishing on Catalina Island

Fishing on Catalina Island attracts anglers from around the world who set out in pursuit of halibut, seabass, tuna and marlin
September 29, 2016/by Sherri Cline
JazzTrax on Catalina

CIVR Blog: JazzTrax on Catalina

JazzTrax is one of the most popular Catalina Island events for both residents and visitors alike.
September 20, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Competitors stretch it out along the beach in the Eco Marathon

CIVR Blog: Catalina runs

Catalina Island is home to some of the world’s most challenging endurance events -- two Catalina runs are happening this November.
September 14, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island for adults

August 31, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Catalina Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival showcases established and amateur film makers
August 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Flying to Catalina Island

One of the most picturesque ways to arrive on Catalina Island is by flying
August 29, 2016/by Sherri Cline
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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

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
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