CATALINA ISLAND: Sample 2-Day Itinerary with Kids

Welcome to Part II of our Santa Catalina Island Adventures! We just got back from an eventful getaway exploring the beautiful Avalon, California. We were super active and loved every minute. Here’s how you too can maximize two-full days in Catalina with children. SAMPLE 2 – Day Itinerary with Kids! Note: We departed from Downtown Long Beach with Catalina Express. This is written from our personal experiences and for entertainment purposes only. Activity times are accurate at time of publishing and could change without notice. Please check ahead for most updated information. *Note: This time will vary depending on what port you depart from. DAY ONE 7:30 am* … Arrive … READ MORE >>

Catalina Express Commodore Lounge- What’s Inside

If you’ve been itching to get out of town lately or go on an island vacation, look no further than your own backyard! Catalina Express took us from Downtown Long Beach to Avalon, California in one hour. It’s our own local paradise across the sea! Here’s a look inside the Commodore Lounge which is the VIP lounge on the Catalina Express. I think it’s worth the upgrade! CHECKING-IN If you’ve never been to Long Beach Downtown Landing, you will want to get there at least an hour before your departure. There is a loading zone and a parking structure. (Note: overnight parking is $15 per day.) Their terminal is pretty … READ MORE >>

TRAVEL: Inside the Semi-Submarine “The Nautilus” with Catalina Adventure Tours @CatalinaTours

Looking for an underwater adventure on Catalina Island? Check out Nautilus Semi-Submarine! Once we got to Catalina Island, we looked over and spotted a yellow submarine – The Nautilus. We couldn’t wait to explore what was in the beautiful clear waters of Avalon. (c) Let’s Play OC! TIP: If you have small children, you might want to talk it up beforehand as much as possible so they are mentally prepared, after all, it’s a 45 minute tour. Some examples, Hey look over there – can you find the yellow submarine? We’re going to see fish down there. Do you think we’ll see Nemo? (I think you get the point.) Checking-in… … READ MORE >>

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