Catalina Island is an oasis of romance and adventure located off the Southern California coast, where the pressures of everyday life melt away, replaced by warm memories and cherished experiences. Sheltered from development and protected from urban sprawl, the Island offers dramatic vistas and native flora and fauna, crystal clear waters teeming with marine life and sweeping vistas of rolling hills and steep cliffs.
The charming village of Avalon, the Island's only city, provides fine dining, shopping and day spas along with accommodations that include boutique hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals. For those who choose to venture further afield, the rustic village of Two Harbors hosts campers, boaters and guests at its only lodging option, an historic bed and breakfast.
Regularly scheduled ferry boat service is available from San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach and Dana Point and takes about an hour. Helicopter service, which takes only 15 minutes, is available from San Pedro and Long Beach.
Whether you're searching for a romantic escape to relax and reconnect with a loved one, a destination wedding or a outdoor getaway filled with adventure and adrenaline, Catalina Island offers a vacation from the ordinary and an escape from the everyday.
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