Once a notorious blip on the Los Angeles horizon, Catalina Island was the perfect place to engage in activities that were frowned upon on the mainland. Catalina now offers fantastic natural and architectural marvels that will bring the past alive while allowing the visitor to enjoy a slower pace of life. After a hectic trip in Los Angeles, Catalina will be a welcome haven for some much needed downtime and natural contemplation.
This is the best way to experience Catalina in just one day. Start by taking the ferry from Long Beach or Los Angeles Harbors and relax for the 30 minutes ride. When you disembark, start out by visiting the Catalina Island Interpretive Center to learn about the island's natural and political history in the context of the greater Los Angeles area. Next, take a tour of the island and visit the architectural and natural splendors of the island on a guided tour....read more