Updated: Sep 25
Where Is Santa Catalina Island, And Why It Is A Perfect Getaway?
Santa Catalina Island located southwest of Los Angeles, California. It is one of the most beautiful and adventurous places that I have ever been to. It is not only because of Catalina's glamorous views but also because of its unique weather and the things to do there. It has become one of the greatest attractions for all kinds of adventurous people that enjoy beautiful scenics and a great verity of entertainment.
What Is The Weather Like In San Catalina Island?
The weather in San Catalina Island during winter is slightly cold, and it is a quiet getaway to enjoy the place at a reasonable price. You only need a jacket to venture into the Avalon's most expeditious activities, such as zip-lining, paddle boarding, and parasailing. It is also possible to snorkel and scuba dive in winter, but only if you wear a wetsuit.
Of course, you can enjoy all these activities during the summer weather in Catalina Island if you are able to pay more money and enjoy the tourist crowd. All travelers have a different preference of season and time, so you can choose what suits you.
What To Do In Catalina Island? (Things To Do There):
As already mentioned, the view of Catalina is breathtaking. There is nothing better than enjoying a hot beverage from a local coffee and roam around the Island with either a rented bicycle or a golf cart.
Other things to do in Catalina Island for a tour are either renting a hummer or a Jeb. Those are better options because it would be easier to drive up-hillside while contemplating the pleasant ocean horizon from one direction and the divine nature from the other. Not to mention the instance when you paddleboard through Catalina's canyon and the sun's light shine upon your little pupils and behold it with delight.
Parasailing In Catalina Island:
Parasailing was the foremost of the visit since it was an incentive experience. It felt scary before gliding into the sky, but as I went up and glimpsed at the calming sea it felt like nothing better. As the paragliding wings raised up, everything gradually felt smaller and my eyes captured Catalina's island beauty.
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How To Get To Catalina Island?
Since it is an island, you could only get to Catalina Island from the sea or air. The best place to start with is Mainland Ports where you buy a ticket for a passenger ferry or ride a helicopter.
Either of the choices feels like an adventure depending on your own preference and convenience. The trip takes only an hour on a passenger ferry and about 15 mins by a helicopter.
What Are The Best Hotels in San Catalina Island?
Here is a list of the best hotels in Catalina Island, including the price:
1) Pavilion Hotel:
Pavilion Hotel is your best option. It has the most review and most visited hotel in Avalon. However, when it comes to price, the Pavilion hotel is not your best option. The price rate range between $160 - $191 per night.
On the plus side, however, you can enjoy a relaxing environment and the resort lifestyle. I t is what makes the Pavilion Hotel a perfect honeymoon destination. You can book a romance Package and enjoy spending time on Catalina Island and Pavilion Hotels.
Side note: Pavilion hotel in Avalon does not accept pets. However, if you have a service pet with proper documentation, you can bring your pet. You will need to keep it with you at all times and take care of your pet. There is no service to handle your pet when going away.
2) Hotel Atwater:
Hotel Atwater is another great option to spend on Santa Catalina Island. Its price range very similar to Pavilion hotels. However, Hotel Atwater is a walk distance to the beach, 38 other nearby attractions, and verities of restaurants on the way, which is why it is one of the best hotels in Santa Catalina Island. As far as convenience, it is the one to go to.
it is Here are some of the best nearby activities to Hotel Atwater:
Fantastic Catalina Race
Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour
Catalina Island Aerial Adventure
Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden
Catalina Island Inn in Avalon is another good option. The price is a little bit more affordable compared to the Hotel Atwater and Pavilion Hotel. However, it does not have as many amenities and options. It is also considered one of the best hotels in Catalina Island. Here is why.
They have ocean views and a beautiful scenic view of the Avalon city. All you can enjoy while relaxing in your hotel room and drinking your favorite tea.
It is a walking distance to Avalon's beach, but you can also have the option to rent a bike from the hotels and wander around the city.
Other activities you can enjoy, such as snorkeling, hiking, horseback riding, windsurfing, finishing, and boating.
To sum up, there is more to mention about Catalina's brimming activities and god-given nature. However, what already discussed is probably enough to excite you to want to visit and discovers more about Catalina's wonder. You should also Subscribe to Awesome Traveler, so we can update you on more crazy adventures like this one and more.
If you decided to visit, what are the things you would prefer to do on Catalina Island?
And which weather would you prefer summer or winter?
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