What's New on Catalina Island 2019
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Written by Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau   
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 06:47 PM

What’s New on Catalina Island

2019 Official Catalina Island Visitors Guide Debuts

The fully updated 2019 Official Visitors Guide is the essential trip planning tool for all visitors to Catalina Island. The 79 page book includes detailed information on hotels, vacation rentals, attractions, restaurants and tours available on the Island. Expanded areas of coverage this year include more information Adventure based activities and a historical feature on the Wrigley Centennial. Produced by Mix Marketing the guide is available in both hard copy and digital versions. Hard copies will be distributed beginning later this week with the digital version online shortly.

To request a 2019 Visitors Guide by mail go to catalinachamber.com/about/catalinaisland-visitors-guide/ or call 310.510.1520. The guides are also slated for distribution in California Welcome Centers, AAA Offices throughout the western US, at consumer travel shows in southern California.

Media contact: Cathy Miller, Director of Sales & Marketing
Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
[email protected]


Catalina Island Welcomes New Vons Grocery Store

Media contact:
Melissa Hill, Director, Public Affairs & Government Relations
Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions
[email protected]

Grand Opening January 30, 2019 at 9:00 am. Located in the heart of Avalon, one block from the beach and pier, the new store offers a state of the art shopping experience for residents and visitors alike, and will replace two smaller stores previously housing more limited selections.


Island of Romance Packages and Offers

Media contact:
Amelia Lincoln
Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
[email protected]

For a perfect Romantic getaway, visit the Island of Romance!

Located just an hour or less from coastal southern California, Catalina Island, known as the Island of Romance, is a lover’s paradise. The Mediterranean charm of Avalon, the Island’s only city, offers a romantic setting. Accommodations that include everything from beachfront hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, well-appointed condos, charming cottages and even a four-star inn are available. Many of the hotels have romantic amenities such as fireplaces, private balconies and ocean views. Some examples of specials include the following:

Aurora Hotel, Getaway to Romance
Escape to Catalina Island for a romantic retreat. You and your true love will enjoy two nights at the intimate Aurora Hotel where you’ll be greeted with a bottle of wine and a bouquet of flowers. Enjoy warm hospitality, complimentary continental breakfast and free wi-fi as well as our spectacular ocean view rooftop deck, perfect for relaxing. Your getaway also includes dinner at one of Avalon’s top restaurants, round trip transportation for two aboard Catalina Express and taxi transfers to and from the hotel.

Catalina Island Inn’s “BEST OF WINTER PACKAGE” offers Big Savings for Valentine’s Day
Travel to one of the most romantic and relaxing places in Southern California Includes: 1-night’s Lodging on Thursday February 14 in the room of your choice (Double Occupancy); Round trip for TWO on Catalina Express (you choose a departure port Long Beach, San Pedro or Dana Point); Taxi transfers to and from the hotel; Rates range from $116-167 per person; Additional nights for up to 50% off; Have a Romantic Sweet Treat (Champagne and hand-dipped Chocolates) for only $40. Just Make One Call 800.246.8134

Pavilion Hotel, Island Romance Package
This package offers an entire island of possibilities for you to stoke the fires of passion, including day passes at Island Spa Catalina and a romantic picnic lunch for two with sparkling wine. Island Romance Package includes:

  • Round-trip for two on Catalina Express or Catalina Flyer
  • Island chic accommodations for two at Pavilion Hotel
  • 15-minute island tour for two with Island Express Helicopters*
  • Picnic basket lunch for two with sparkling wine 
  • Island Spa Catalina day pass per adult

Your stay at Pavilion Hotel also includes:

  • Hot breakfast with build-your-own omelet bar
  • Evening wine & cheese receptions 
  • Avalon Scenic Tour & Glass Bottom Boat Voyage 
  • Use of bicycle during your stay

Book some Island Romance by calling 800.414.2754, or online at VisitCatalinaIsland.com

Mid-week rates start at $719 per couple, including tax. Offer valid mid-week through March 31, 2018, based on availability. Upgrades may be available for an additional charge. Cannot be combined with any other special offer.

Many more of the Island’s hotels, restaurants, spas and tour operators are offering special Island of Romance packages. To take advantage of these offers, find details, promo codes and additional information go to catalinachamber.com/about/catalinaisland-of-romance/


The mission of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is to attract visitors and advocate for commerce on Catalina Island. As the official Destination Marketing Organization of Catalina Island, the nonprofit is governed by an elected board of directors and is funded in-part through the collection of Transient Occupancy Taxes paid by guests staying in area hotels and vacation rentals. www.CatalinaChamber.com P O Box 217, Avalon, CA 90704