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Avalon

The city of Avalon surrounds beautiful Avalon Bay on the southeast end of Catalina Island. Avalon has been a popular tourist destination since the early 1900s. From the 1920s and beyond, Avalon has attracted film stars,dignitaries and presidents, and still maintains its charm and allure today. Avalon, boasting numerous hotels, restaurants, beaches and recreational activities, is the only incorporated city on Catalina Island.

If you arrive at Catalina Island on a high-speed ferry, you’ll dock at Cabrillo Mole boat landing. From there it’s a short walk to the main part of town. Luggage service is available for visitors staying at Pavilion Hotel or Hotel Atwater, and transportation is provided for guests staying at Mt Ada. The main street surrounding Avalon Bay is called Crescent Avenue, which turns into a pedestrian mall between Clarissa and Metropole Avenues.

Off Crescent, you’ll find the town’s main beaches, numerous shops, and restaurants. The Green Pleasure Pier, in the center of the Avalon Bay, is the departure point for numerous ocean expeditions, including the Undersea ExpeditionGlass Bottom Boat, Flying Fish Voyage, Discover Two Harbors Tour and Ocean Expedition.

One block back from Crescent, between Catalina and Sumner Avenues, you’ll find the Tour Plaza, which is the departure point for land expeditions, including the Avalon Scenic Drive, Skyline Drive, East End Adventure and Inland Expedition. You’ll also find the Golf Gardens Miniature Golf next to the Tour Plaza.

Ticket kiosks are available at the Tour Plaza, Green Pleasure Pier, Catalina Casino, and ferry terminal.

Avalon is also home to many points of interest, including Descanso Beach Club, Catalina Island Museum, Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens, Casino Point Dive Park, Lovers Cove Marine Preserve and the Catalina Casino.

We look forward to seeing you in Avalon, the bright gem of the ocean, where you’ll be greeted with warm hospitality!

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