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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 Santa Catalina Island

Jazz Festival

I hear that Catalina hosts some of the best jazz venues ever. So, this year we had tickets to one of the venues. It's a 3 week long festival in October with several venues from Thursday through Sunday...
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GracesTrips
Oct 13, 2014

Avalon Human Resident Cemetery

On Cemetery Rd, which naturally branches off Country Club drive, high above the Avalon school, is the park like landscape where Catalina pioneers and former residents are buried. I didn't find any...
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atufft
Apr 11, 2012

Avalon Pet Cemetery

Take Wrigley Road up the hill a couple of turns, and you will find on the left an abandoned gated estate that's been turned into a pet cemetery. Although the city has not formally permitted the use of...
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atufft
Apr 11, 2012

Take a walk thru town to the Catalina Country Club

Walk up to the Catalina Country Club. It's an old country club from the 1930s designed in period revival architecture. The walk is nice, and the country club has a nice bar and restaurant. And if you...
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pigletsmom
Apr 04, 2011

Great view of Avalon

If you like to walk/hike I highly suggest walking up to the Wrigley Memorial. Just walk directly up Sumner Avenue. You will pass homes, the golf course and then you get to the Botanical Gardens and...
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megsmel
Aug 26, 2005

The Ravens of Catalina Island

If you like Ravens you need to take a tour up in the hills of Catalina . There are lots of big Ravens and 2 will also follow the tour bus and fly right next to it. Rumour has it that 3 used to follow...
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EastCoastRookie
Oct 20, 2004
 
 
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Seamagine Tour

This is not some boat painted like a submarine. This is a real submarine. Instead of peaking through small windows like in other glass bottom boats, here you sit inside a glass ball submerging under...
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mht_in_la
May 22, 2004

San Clemente Island

If you have the chance to visit the Pacific side of Catalina, you'll see San Clemente Island on the horizon, as seen in photo. Opposite to Catalina, San Clemente Island is completely reserved for...
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mht_in_la
Apr 22, 2004

Hypress Reservoir

The photo shows Hypress Reservoir near Toyon Junction. It's about the mid-way point between Avalon and Airport-in-the-sky. The reservoir looks like a natural lake, very beautiful. In front of the it...
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mht_in_la
Apr 21, 2004

Wrigley Memorial

At the far end of the Wrigley Botanical Garden you see this structure, Wrigley Memorial. This 130 feet tall building was built in 1934 in memory of Wrigley Jr. It's made of mostly locally-produced...
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mht_in_la
Feb 14, 2004

El Rancho Escondido

El Rancho Escondido means "lost ranch". It's indeed a hidden jewel of Catalina Island. It was founded by Philip Wrigley of the chewing gum giant Wrigley family in the 1930's. Although today 88% of the...
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mht_in_la
Dec 20, 2003

Little Harbor

The photo is taken from Little Harbor Overlook. You can clearly see the twin bays of Little Harbor separated by beach rocks; one placid, the other surf-pounding. Little Harbor is the only camp site on...
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mht_in_la
Oct 28, 2003

My Secret Lagoon

Here's a photo of my secret lagoon, but I'm not yet ready to give out the name. Sorry. This is also to protect those who live there. If you recognize this place, let's talk. Here's some hints...1. I...
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mht_in_la
Oct 27, 2003

Airport in the Sky

The airport on Catalina Island, nicknamed "airport in the sky", is located at a mountain top in the center of the island, far from either the city of Avalon or Two Harbors. Inside there's a small...
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mht_in_la
Oct 27, 2003

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Things to Do Near Santa Catalina Island

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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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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Combine your visit with the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium which is only about 10 minutes walking distance. Call ahead to see when it is low tide. Park in the parking lot of the aquarium. Watch your time...
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Queen Mary

The Queen Mary and the area surrounding is a great place to visit. You have the Long Beach Aquarium just across the way. The boats that take you out to Catalina are also right there. I saw a Cirque Du...
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Queen Mary

Queen Mary is the most famous attraction of Long Beach. The ship, which was registered and docked in LB. in 1967, is experienced in multiple ways: as a hotel, boat tour spot, museum, haunted tour...
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Aquarium of the Pacific

This is the best aquarium in SOCAL and features the marine life of the Pacific. It features exhibits from all the major ocean ecosystems in the world with selective penguin and lorikeet exhibits. A...
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Shoreline Village

These are a blast for two or for the whole family. Any chance we get, we like to rent one of these to explore the shores. These bring smiles to the little ones and the big kids. Long Beach Area...
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Top 5 Santa Catalina Island Writers

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GracesTrips

"Island Paradise Not Too Far Away!"
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Goner

"Santa Catalina Island"
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pigletsmom

"Avalon, Catalina Island - A lovely little place"
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annk

"Santa Catalina Island"
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RedEaredPanda

"An Island so close to shore in Los Angeles"
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