Despite some reports to the contrary, Catalina Island is open for business after Tropical Storm Hilary passed through with negligible impact on the island. In an abundance of caution, an evacuation warning was issued August 19 that temporarily prohibited travel to the island, but it was lifted early morning on Monday, August 21st when visitors and residents alike were once again welcomed.
Public safety is always the top priority on Catalina Island and Avalon city officials, transportation services and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department under the direction of Los Angeles County leadership worked closely to ensure clear communications with residents and visitors were disseminated.
“Catalina Island remains a safe, relaxing and welcoming destination just an hour from Los Angeles,” says Jim Luttjohann, CEO of Love Catalina, “We are pleased to note that our hotels, attractions and restaurants are all open and the island’s famed wild herd of bison are once again roaming happily under the Californian sun.”
Go to lovecatalina.com to to learn more about Catalina Island’s ongoing ‘Second Summer’ sale — Stay two nights and get the third night free at 12 participating hotels and vacation rentals.