Santa Catalina Island’s 7 Must-Visit Spots by Locals


Explore Santa Catalina Island like a local with these 7 must-visit spots. Discover hidden gems and popular attractions favored by island residents.

Offering convenient boat rides with up to 30 daily departures year-round from Long Beach, San Pedro, and Dana Point.

Catalina Express


An Art Deco building featuring the Avalon Theatre and world-famous Casino Ballroom. Perfect for movies, weddings, and more await visitors.

Catalina Island Casino


Start your adventure at the Trailhead, where you can obtain permits, gather information, and enjoy breathtaking views of the island's wildlands. 

Catalina Island Conservancy


Explore native plants, succulents, and Catalina history at this iconic memorial and garden atop Avalon Canyon. 

Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden 


Discover Catalina's rich heritage through exhibitions, digital theater, and a variety of galleries in Avalon's historic Casino building. 

Catalina Museum For Art & History


Visit this charming village with restaurants, bars, campgrounds, and activities like SCUBA diving,  kayaking, and mountain biking. 

Two Harbors


Your one-stop destination for information, accommodations, and events on Catalina Island.  

Catalina Island Visitor Center 


Next: Top 8 Sights for Your LA to Catalina Island Road Trip

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