Catalina Island nominated for Best Summer Travel Destination Award

USA Today announced that a panel of experts and 10Best editors selected Catalina Island as a Readers’ Choice Award nominee in the Best Summer Travel Destination category, the only Californian entry. Voting will be conducted online at through 11:59 p.m. May 13. Nestled off the California coast, Catalina offers an idyllic blend of adventure, relaxation, and […]

City of Avalon Launches New All ElectricMicroTransit Shuttle Service – COAST

On April 4, 2024 the City of Avalon launches its new on-demand, point-to-point public transportationservice – COAST – City of Avalon Seaside Transit.Thanks to a partnership with Circuit Transit, residents and visitors to Avalon can now enjoy rides to and from anywhere within Avalon’s city limits with fares starting at $2 per rider.The new, 100 […]


Bison Expedition Tour’s 5-year Anniversary  Available now Maverick Helicopters New Catalina Explorer Tour Available now Catalina Casino General Admission tickets Available now Kidalina Family Travel Available Year-Round Explore El Rancho Escondido Tour Launch Tours open for general bookings starting March 2, 2024.  Catalina Island Marathon, 10K, 5K  March 9, 2024 Catalina Arts & Crafts Festival […]

Leap Day Promotions on Catalina Island

Make Leap Day memorable by escaping to Catalina Island! Known for its tranquil beauty and endless exploration, Catalina invites visitors to embrace this rare opportunity on February 29 with unique promotions tailored for a perfect once-every-four-years day. From discounted stays at beachside hotels to exploring island gems for half off—this rare opportunity is a chance to relax, discover and […]

Valentine’s getaway on Catalina Island

Known as the “Island of Romance,” Catalina Island is the perfect weekend getaway for SoCal couples this Valentine’s Day. With stunning ocean views, beachfront dining and outdoor adventures on land and sea, the island hosts unique romantic activities in tropical landscapes.  As destination dupes rise as 2024’s top travel trend, Catalina offers an enchanting alternative to European and Mediterranean destinations. Stay […]

Catalina Island holiday events and island adventures- here’s “What’s New”

December, 2023 – February, 2024 Love Catalina Island welcomes winter with special activities, offerings, hotel packages and events As travelers head into the holidays looking for festive adventures and exciting experiences, Love Catalina Island, the official Tourism Authority of Catalina Island, offers its upcoming events and member’s newest additions for every visitor’s winter itinerary and the […]

Fall Festivities, Events and Activities on Catalina Island

Love Catalina, the official Catalina Island Tourism Authority, is excited to announce upcoming events for visitors to enjoy this fall on Catalina Island. From festive fall themed events to an IMMERSIVE film experience, live jazz music and more, there is something for the whole family to experience this season.

Take a Trip to Catalina Island!

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 […]

Grab a Beer on Catalina Island

Want to grab a beer on Catalina Island? Beer and Catalina go together like summer and sunshine. Whether it’s pizza and lagers on the waterfront or sampling a great craft IPA with your toes in the sand, beer on Catalina has a history going back generations. Island-brewed craft beer, an epic beer festival and a […]

Catalina Pride Celebration Returns

 A picture-perfect island and proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community, Catalina Island always celebrates equity with a spirit of championing diversity and inclusion. While Pride season is in full force around the country in June, Love Catalina Island Tourism Authority welcomes and encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to celebrate in support of the LGBTQ+ community locally and […]

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