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Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour
"You will begin by checking in at the Zip Line Eco Tour Base Camp and gearing up for your tour. After receiving an orientation to the zip line you will be transported to the top of Descanso Canyon while enjoying picturesque views of the city of Avalon. Beginning at the Hog's Back gate high in the hills near Avalon and descending through Descanso Canyon you will pause at several eco-stations along the way before continuing on your journey. At each station your guides will give you a presentation on some of the unique and interesting aspects of Catalina Island its wildlife history
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Catalina Island Helicopter Tour
"Board your comfortable helicopter at the Pebbly Beach Heliport in Avalon the major town on Catalina Island. One of the eight Channel Islands Catalina Island has long captured the imagination of travelers with its lush rugged mountains and pristine ambience. Located off the coast of Los Angeles the island is 22 miles (35 km) long and eight miles (13 km) across at its widest point. Soar over dozens of yachts dotting crescent-shaped Avalon Harbor and hover above Catalina's most famous landmark the Catalina Casino. This circular icon
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Catalina Food and Walking Tour
"Make your way to the starting point and meet your enthusiastic guide and local food buff who serves as your epicurean concierge for this small-group walking tour. Catalina Island is renowned for fresh seafood delicious family recipes and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to come hungry for this culinary pilgrimage to the island’s best restaurants. Follow your guide down scenic Front Street. See original Catalina tiles from the early 20th centu for a smorgasbord of good local food. Taste homespun favorites sweets and fresh seafood pulled straight from the local waters. Discover Avalon’s quaint streets and friendly locals as you stroll this postcard-worthy seaside town. Admire the iconic waterfront architecture including the world famous Casino Building and the Inn on Mt Ada. Your guide will share fascinating insights as you walk to your tastings. For the finale enjoy a local favorite — a beer float — before continuing to explore lovely Catalina on your own."
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More Off The Beaten Path in Avalon

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Carl "Mr. Big" Bailey

This marker reads:Fifty years in radioIn Memoray of The Worlds First Sea Going Disc JockeyCarl "Mr. Big" Bailey1915-1982Who love peopleand brought joy to so manyLovinglyFans, Friends and FamilyLocated...
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Charles Frederick Holder Marker

Accross the street from The Tune Club is this huge slab of stone with two plaques. It appears there were three and one is missing. They read:Charles Frederick Holder~Author Naturalist Sportsman...
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Ethel Rosin Irmas

You never know when you are going to find these lovely tiles murals. Located on Front Street (Crescent Ave) on the way out to the Cabrillo Mole. When I stop to read these and take a photo, it catches...
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Fantasy into Art: The Avalon Casino Murals

I love the Art Deco period! After the completion of Graumans Chinese Theatre murals in 1927 by John Gabriel Beckman, a friend of William Wrigley, Jr. arranged a meeting with Mr. Beckman. Not soon...
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Bay of Seven Moons Memorial

The small plaque reads: Avalon~A gift to you from the Matt Brown Family. Art by Will Richards.To me, this is very lovely memorial dedicated to the original people of the island the Pimungans (or...
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Catalina Island Yacht Club Founded 1924

The plaque reads: The Catalina Island Yacht Club has been a welcoming landmark in Avalon Bay since the building was completed in 1924. One of the oldest and most unique yacht clubs in Southern...
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The Leaping Tuna Marker

The plaque reads: The sport of big game fishing originated in Avalon when Charles Frederick Holder caught a 183 pound Blue Fin Tuna with sport fish tackle on June 1, 1898. This angling milestone...
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The Tuna Club of Avalon CA Marker#997

The plaque reads: The Tuna Club of Avalon marks the birthplace of modern big game sportfishing. In 1898, led by Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the club's founding members adopted the rules of conduct...
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Glen L. Martin

As you probably already know about me is that I enjoy finding plaques. Avalon has many and my husband and best friend were on the hunt looking for them for me:) My hubby discovered this one for me....
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THE BELLS OF ADA WRIGLEY

When you are walking the beachfront Crescent Avenue heading toward the Casino and you look up into the hills because the sound of bells draws your eyes upward. Sitting on the hill is the Chimes Tower,...
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WRIGLEY'S MEMORIAL & BOTANICAL GARDENS

You have arrived on Santa Catalina either by boat or plane. The Island has one major town, Avalon. 3000 people call Catalina home and the visitors can outnumber the locals on a busy summer weekend....
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The Buffalo

I am not sure how many travellers actually arrive via Cessna (or small aircraft), but we were lucky enough to have our cousin fly us from LA to Catalina Island. We arrived very early and the only way...
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Stay late and hang out on the beach

I know this may sound strange, but Catalina is a great place for people watching from the beach, but especially at night. Many of the daytrippers leave a bit earlier and others all eat out once sunset...
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The history of Catalina is...

The history of Catalina is what is usually not known. Catalina was bought by the Wrigleys of Chicago in 1919. They used Catalina Island as a place for the Cubs to train. They also imported herds of...
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Top Hotels in Avalon

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513 Crescent Ave, PO Box 737, Avalon, California, 90704, United States
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108 Sumner Ave., Avalon, California, 90704, United States
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111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, California, 90704, United States
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120 Sumner Ave, Avalon, California, 90704, United States
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131 Metropole Street, PO Box 646, Avalon, California, 90704, United States
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119 Maiden Lane, Avalon, California, 90704, United States
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Top Things to Do in Avalon

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Diving Catalina

If you're looking for a great dive company out of Avalon, look no further than Diving Catalina. It was very easy to make a reservation for our party via the email address on their site. A request...
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Yaqui

"Avalon~Catalina Island"
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travelgourmet

""26 miles across the sea""
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Gypsystravels

"Kristara's new Avalon Page"
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AdriannaTex

"Catalina Island"
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bilgeez

"Avalon on Catalina Island"
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