Santa Catalina Island, known as Catalina Island is an island off the coast of Southern California, just 22 miles (35 km) south-southwest of Los Angeles.
Catalina Island, California’s favorite island destination is a unique blend of rich history, natural scenic beauty, and never-ending land and water adventures. The major town on the island, Avalon has a quaint Mediterranean charm and sits in a beautiful crescent shaped bay. The town is only 1 square mile is easily accessible. Walking is the preferred method of getting around. Cars are very limited and golf carts are the norm.
Catalina is the only island destination in California that provides a variety of accommodations - from tent site camping to beach-front hotels, from family-friendly inns to well-appointed condos, from charming cottage vacation rentals to an elegant four-star country inn, Catalina offers almost 1000 rooms.
Three boat companies provide scheduled service Catalina Island and the boat trip can be made in about an hour. Five mainland communities in Southern California provide boat transportation over to Catalina Island.
• Marina del Rey
• San Pedro
• Long Beach
• Dana Point
• Newport Beach
Helicopter service is also available with departures from Long Beach & San Pedro.
Catalina Island features fabulous land and water activities, a variety of lodging for every taste and budget, a diversity of dining experiences, and extraordinary venues for weddings and group events.
If you are planning a meeting or conference and looking for a destination that’s a departure from the ordinary ~ consider Catalina Island. Our unique island environment offers an incredible atmosphere for creative thinking, team building and problem solving.