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Enjoy a splendid vacation at the beach while visiting Santa Catalina Island. This rocky island can be found off of the coast of the state of California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. Many people also refer to this island as just Catalina Island or Catalina. The island is about 22 miles long and 8 miles wide, giving you plenty of areas to explore during your stay. The closest mainland city to Santa Catalina Island is Long Beach which is located 39 miles from the island. You will be able to explore high points just as much as the coast. The highest point here can be found on Mount Orizaba which is located 2,097 feet above sea level. The island is part of the Channel Islands archipelago of California, which are part of Los Angeles County. The island was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, such as the Tongva who called the island Pimuu'nga.Vacation Rentals in Santa Catalina Island
Being an island located in the pacific ocean, you will be delighted to know that plenty of the rental locations here will be able to offer you stunning scenery and plenty of amenities. Imagine waking up in the morning to the sound of the waves crashing outside your window. Have direct access to the beach straight from your back patio. Invite friends over for a dive in your private pool or to have a midsummer barbecue. These are some of the opportunities that Santa Catalina Island will be able to offer.
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The area and getting around
You will find that your trip to Santa Catalina Island will be fast and easy. With a one hour ride on a high-speed ferry, you can make your journey from the mainland of California to the island. Two companies offer boat transportation from Long Beach, San Pedro, Dana Point, and Newport Beach. If you are coming from outside of California, You will be able to find that the Long Beach Airport provides commercial flights with routes to major cities all over the nation.Where to eat in Santa Catalina Island
There are plenty of restaurants to choose from while staying in Santa Catalina Island. Whether you want to have an upscale dining experience or a more casual spot, you will be able to find something to fit your needs on this island. If you want to try a different kind of cuisine, check out Sumaq. This restaurant will provide you with Peruvian cuisine created by chef Irene Gutiérrez. Another great choice is Duke. This laid back eatery has seasonal menus created with locally sourced food.
Travelers and activities
Being a stunning island in the pacific ocean, the chances to explore the great outdoors will be many while staying in Santa Catalina Island. Head over to Shark Harbor to find the best surfing spot on the island. This is the most accessible spot for surfing and it's named after a large rock that comes out of the water at this beach. Another great activity is hiking in the natural landscape of Santa Catalina Island. The Avalon to 3 Palms Scenic Overlook is a hiking trail that will take you across the island by passing through various scenic points.Santa Catalina Island for family activities
If you decide to come to Santa Catalina with your entire family, these activities will be great to enjoy all together. A fun activity could be exploring the island with the Jeep Eco-Tour. This excursion will allow you to visit unique plants, landscapes and local mammals such as the Bison. For a more sporty activity, head to Avalon’s Golf Gardens. This is a fabulous spot to go to during a sunny afternoon to play a round of mini-golf.
Did you know that Avalon's golf course in Santa Catalina Island was first built in 1892 and its the oldest course in California?
Top 5 travel tips for Santa Catalina Island
If you are looking for an exciting activity while staying on Santa Catalina Island, this is your place.This zipline is located 600 feet above Descanso Beach and will bring you across the entire Descanso Canyon.2. Catalina Falconry
Learn about falcons and watch them in their habitat. This is one of the few places in California that will allow you to learn about these exciting birds of prey.3.Avalon Diving History Exhibit
Learn about the marine history of the island. This museum has one of the most unique collections of vintage dive gear in the United States of America.4.A Touch of Heaven
Has a relaxing SPA experience while on the island. This establishment specializes in couples massages, Sweet Thai, Swedish Massage, European Facials and many more kinds.5. Avalon Theater
Spend your evening enjoying some live entertainment. This theater has a whole mix of programs ranging from plays, musicals to concerts.