Hotel Catalina

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Why is winter the best time to visit Catalina Island?

About Catalina Island

Santa Catalina Island is a rocky island located in southern California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. It is said that winter is the time to visit the island. With Catalina being most well-known for its’ boutiques, hotels, and various types of restaurants, the island can get crowded during peak season. During the winter time there are fewer tourists, the climate is mild, and multiple adventures to make your vacation memorable. There are even fun activities for the kids. Catalina can be a place to visit during summer and winter, each season offering different options to meet your families needs. 

Activities on Catalina Island

The events hosted on the island are always entertaining to visitors. Catalina still hosts many exciting events during winter, especially Christmas time and New Years Eve. The island hopes to meet the needs of families as they celebrate the Holidays.

Catalina Express 

This is one of the most popular day trip activities, the Catalina Express is a fleet of high-speed boats that quickly transports passengers from the mainland to the island in one hour. You can board the express from San Pedro, Long Beach, and Dana Point. The traveling vessels are comfortable having both indoors and outdoors seating, with a full refreshment service, and restrooms all on board. During certain seasons, outside seating could provide the opportunity to see dolphins, passing boats, and even people parasailing as you enter into the port on the island. 

Swim and Play on the Catalina Island

The existence of four Avalon’s beautiful beaches, one being private and three being public. Catalina has many water activities like swimming, fishing, kayaking, mini-golf, bicycling, zip-lining, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The island has recently added the rumble and trek tour.

The Catalina museum

The museum gives visitors the chance to understand the island’s early inhabitants, and see the islands’ collection of artifacts. The Tongva tribe is believed to be the island’s original inhibitors 8,000 years. Visit the Catalina Museum during your winter escape to learn more about the islands’ history.

Bicycling on the island

Biking is also a fun way of spending winter time on Catalina Island. Bellanca hotel offers excellent and serene standard-sized beach cruisers to guests on a first-come, first-served basis from the company. Mountain bikes, electric bikes for kids and adults are available for rental.

East End adventure

Tourists from all over the world visit Catalina for the most preferred adventure, mainly known as east end adventure. You can take an open-air hummer off-road vehicle to the east end trail. The tour is about five miles of the island’s interior and offers fantastic views of the coastline & deep canyons. The adventure is about 2 hours and takes you to a height of 1500 feet above sea level, allowing you to see the native Catalina bison.

In conclusion, whenever you think about spending your vacation, think of Catalina Island, where you will get to spend a day, weekend, or even longer, the island offers activities for all members of the family.

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