And that’s not counting the 54 miles coastline perimeter. Just 22 miles from L.A. is an island that I went to several times during my college years. Back then the activities were limited to such things as exploring the historic Casino, walking the shops of Avalon, hiking to the Wrigley Memorial, camping, golf and topping the day off with a couple of margaritas while you waited for the afternoon ferry to take you back to the mainland. Catalina has really grown in the adventure activity area making it a great spot to be able to set sail for a weekend microadventure.
Land activities such as zip lining 300 feet about the ground and wildlife viewing are offered. What’s an island without water sports? Snorkeling, snuba, diving, jet skiing, sailing, fishing and kayaking can all be done here with plenty of places to rent gear. Bird’s eye view of Avalon Harbor and the coastline is possible with parasailing and really see the entire island by helicopter.
It may be a small island, but the convenient location and ample activities makes it enticing to local Californians as well as Southern California visitors.
Some great gear rental places if you are in the need for water sport gear:
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