Off the coast of Los Angeles, California rests Catalina. This island sanctuary is largely under conservancy, but on its eastern side you will find the charming town of Avalon. Technically Los Angeles County's most southern city, Avalon is a world of its own. To enjoy this beautiful oasis, reserve a room in one of the many Avalon hotels and get ready to roam.
Out and About in Avalon
Avalon is a highly walkable city with shops, restaurants, and the marina vying for your attention. Take a tour of the old Catalina Island Casino to learn about the history of the town and see the still-vibrant art deco murals inside. The 1929 pipe organ is a treat. How adventurous are you? Hotels in Avalon are close to one of the most unique ways to see the island—by zipline. The run stretches from the hills above the city down into Descanso Canyon, which is a ruggedly beautiful spot in its own right. Prefer a more traditional way of seeing the views, wild bison, and flora? Visit the Catalina Island Conservancy. You'll learn about the natural history of the island, as well as conservation efforts. Take a hike through the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Gardens and over the island using the Sky Trail. Prefer a sea route? Avalon hotel deals will put you in lodgings close to the Avalon Bay and the undersea tours that reveal the wonders of nearby sea life.
Eating and Drinking
After a day of exploration, a night enjoying island cocktails or the popular microbrews by the beach is certainly in order. Leisurely nibble on the abundant seafood, including the local California spiny lobster, as you watch the boats slip into their moorings as the sun sets on your perfect island day.
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