Hotel Catalina

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Catalina Island Is a Great Place to Escape the Heat of the Inland

Catalina Island is a great place to escape the heat of the inland. Best of all, the local secret is that this incredible island is excellent for seeing in the fall months, even though many people think that the summer months are best. 

Here are just a few of the reasons it might be time to pack up and head to Catalina Island for a quick weekend getaway.

The Island’s Best Weather

In the early spring and fall, the weather is at its absolute best on Catalina Island. For those living inland, the fall can bring about some of the hottest temperatures. Beat the heat by heading to Catalina Island where you can enjoy temperate summer weather, perfect for beachgoers.

Few realize that the summers often bring heavy overcast that can sit around until the late afternoon on the island. In the early fall, the overcast is minimal and tends to clear early if it is around at all.

Alternatively, the winter can make for colder weather which isn’t always ideal for those looking to get out onto the water and enjoy the many beaches Catalina Island offers. Also, storms that brew in the winter can make for a reasonably choppy ferry ride over to the island. So, if you’re at all worried about getting seasick, you’ll want to stick to the calmer months of the year.

The Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

It’s also worth noting that this October will also mark the 35th anniversary of the Catalina Island jazz festival. The 2022 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival is the longest-running smooth jazz festival in the world.

This year, the JazzTrax Festival will take place over the month of October:

  • Opening weekend: October 13-16
  • Closing weekend: October 20-23

Each weekend included in the JazzTrax Festival kicks off with Thursdays Unplugged Under the Stars in the outdoor area at Descanso Beach Club. The festival will continue that Friday through Sunday inside the 1929 Casino Ballroom.

Make Memories at Hotel Catalina

So, if you’re looking to escape the heat and head to Catalina Island this fall to enjoy the Catalina Island Marathon, the JazzTrax Festival, or to just enjoy the island in all of its glory, Hotel Catalina is the ideal accommodation. 

Conveniently located a few doors down from Avalon Bay, Hotel Catalina offers all the charm and hospitality of the island’s yesteryear, but with all the modern amenities and conveniences that families love today.

Join us at Hotel Catalina for your next family vacation, where we understand that life is meant for good friends and great adventures.

Book directly with us to ensure you get the best rates available. Visit our website for more information. If you’re ready to book, visit our online reservation system or give us a call at 310-510-0027.

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