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Catalina Island Zipline Eco-Tour from Anaheim or Los Angeles
"You’ll be picked up from your Anaheim or Los Angeles area hotel in the morning for a shuttle drive to the Long Beach Landing Terminal where you’ll hop on the ferry. Soak up vistas of the sprawling Southern California coast on your smooth 1-hour ride to the island.Located 22 miles (35 km) off the coast Catalina Island (formally Santa Catalina Island) is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland a picture-perfect destination full of charming beaches palm trees and rolling hills. When you arrive in Avalon the island’s largest city take a 15-minute walk to meet your expert guide at the zipline launch spot. After a safety briefing
From $269.00
 
Private Helicopter Tour of Downtown Los Angeles Landmarks
"Enjoy fantastic aerial views of LA on this 45-minute private helicopter tour departing from Long Beach. These are the different sites you will see along your amazing trip:- The Queen Mary- Downtown Long Beach- The Port of Long Beach and L Hermosa and Manhattan beaches- Shoreline transition along LAX shoreline below 150 feet - really fun!- Marina Del Ray- Views of Santa Monica Pier- Downtown LA including the Ritz Carlton- Staples Center- University of Southern Calif"""Experience a spectacular private helicopter tour of Los Angeles with views of all of the famous landmarks. Starting from Long Beach airport you will fly over LA Harbor and the Queen Mary around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula with breathtaking views of Catalina Island. Traveling up the beach cities along the shoreline through LAX airport you will have views of the Santa Monica pier and title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+45-minute+helicopter+tour+of+L.A.&2=See+the+city%27s+most+iconic+landmarks&3=Enjoy+a+fully-narrated+tour+of+downtown&4=Take+in+stunning+vistas+of+the+Pacific+coast&5=All+taxes%2C+fuel+surcharges+and+service+fees+included""
From $234.00
 
Private Helicopter Tour of Downtown Los Angeles Landmarks
"Enjoy fantastic aerial views of LA on this 45-minute private helicopter tour departing from Long Beach. These are the different sites you will see along your amazing trip:- The Queen Mary- Downtown Long Beach- The Port of Long Beach and L Hermosa and Manhattan beaches- Shoreline transition along LAX shoreline below 150 feet - really fun!- Marina Del Ray- Views of Santa Monica Pier- Downtown LA including the Ritz Carlton- Staples Center- University of Southern Calif"""Experience a spectacular private helicopter tour of Los Angeles with views of all of the famous landmarks. Starting from Long Beach airport you will fly over LA Harbor and the Queen Mary around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula with breathtaking views of Catalina Island. Traveling up the beach cities along the shoreline through LAX airport you will have views of the Santa Monica pier and title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+45-minute+helicopter+tour+of+L.A.&2=See+the+city%27s+most+iconic+landmarks&3=Enjoy+a+fully-narrated+tour+of+downtown&4=Take+in+stunning+vistas+of+the+Pacific+coast&5=All+taxes%2C+fuel+surcharges+and+service+fees+included""
From $234.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Avalon

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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Yaqui
Sep 08, 2013

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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Yaqui
Sep 08, 2013

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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Yaqui
Sep 08, 2013

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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Yaqui
Sep 08, 2013

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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Yaqui
Sep 08, 2013

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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Yaqui
Sep 08, 2013
 
 
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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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Yaqui
Sep 08, 2013

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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Yaqui
Sep 08, 2013

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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Yaqui
Sep 08, 2013

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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travelgourmet
Jun 04, 2009

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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travelgourmet
May 29, 2009

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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cdpviola
Jul 13, 2004

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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AdriannaTex
Oct 04, 2002

Golf Gardens. A miniature...

Golf Gardens. A miniature golf course. Yes, it's fun for the whole family!! :) I think we were the only two adults playing together without any kids in tow, but it was still a lot of fun! It's...
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bruingirl
Oct 04, 2002

Top Hotels in Avalon

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108 Sumner Ave., Avalon, California, 90704, United States
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513 Crescent Ave, PO Box 737, 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 with...
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"Avalon~Catalina Island"
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travelgourmet

""26 miles across the sea""
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AdriannaTex

"Catalina Island"
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bilgeez

"Avalon on Catalina Island"
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Gypsy_King

"Gypsy_King's new Avalon Page"
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