Escape to Island Spa Catalina

One of my most favorite thing to do when I’m on vacation is to visit a spa. Traveling is stressful as it is when you’re packing for the whole family, making sure everyone arrives on time, and making sure you don’t forget anything. I like to find time for myself to relax even if it’s for an hour. When were visiting Avalon over spring break, I explored ISLAND SPA CATALINA, and it was amazing!

Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour #catalinaexpress #catalinaisland

Catalina Island’s Zip Line Eco Tour is a two hour tour with 5 separate zip lines at heights of more than 300 feet above the canyon with one run that is 1,100 feet long! Each stopping at Eco-stations for live presentations about Catalina’s natural history, wildlife, and the areas you are passing through. It starts at Hog’s Back gate, runs about three-quarters of a mile at speeds up to 40 mph, and takes you back down to Descanso Beach. Advance reservations are recommended. Catalina Island Zip Eco Tour is located at the Zipline Tour Center behind Descanso Beach Club. Reservations are required. For more information please visit or call … READ MORE >>

Affordable Family Fun at Catalina Island Museum | #CatalinaIsland

If you’re looking for something inexpensive yet fun and informative to do on Santa Catalina Island, you’ll want to visit the Catalina Island Museum currently located in the Catalina Casino building. (Note: New location is under construction and due to complete this year). Right now Adults can get in for $5, and children under 15 get in Free! It’s one of the cheapest thing you can do in Avalon, and one of the first things you’ll want to do on the island to learn fun facts (plus it’s not super big so you have plenty of time to play). History of Catalina Island In 1887, George Shatto purchased Santa Catalina … READ MORE >>

Adventures with Dolphin Quest Tour on Catalina Island | @VisitCatalina

We were thrilled when we were invited to experience Dolphin Quest Tour on Santa Catalina Island this year. The excursion is a one hour guided tour out of Avalon Harbor in search of dolphins in their natural environment on a high-speed craft. Imagine riding beside and in a pod of dolphins! We wasted no time on our tour as the boat left on time. The captain stated early on that there was no guarantees, but he would try his best to find dolphins for us. The water was so blue and pristine. About half way into our tour, we spotted dolphin pods. There were hundreds of common dolphins! In no … READ MORE >>

Travel Tips: Catalina Flyer – Newport Beach to Avalon, CA | @CatalinaFlyerOC #CatalinaIsland

This is a sponsored post. There are several different ways to get to Santa Catalina Island whether by sea or by air. Most of the boat rides are about an hour to two hour ride. For our Spring Break trip this year, we booked a round trip out of Newport Beach with Catalina Flyer. Catalina Flyer is now operative for the season and departs daily out of Newport Beach to Avalon, California! TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN: Arrive Early: There are two lines. One line is to check-in and pick up your boarding passes, and the other line (which gets really long) is for boarding. Since it is open seating, … READ MORE >>