Catalina, largely closed to visitors through months of pandemic restrictions, will awaken again in coming days, just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend.

Island hotels and vacation rentals are reopening and now accepting reservations. In Avalon, the Atwater Hotel and historic Mt. Ada plans to open Wednesday; the Pavilion Hotel, March 5. Banning House Lodge in Two Harbors plans to open Friday.

Many tours and activities, including the Zip Line Eco tour, mini golf and Hummer tours, will resume on Wednesday.

Also, campgrounds are due to reopen on Friday, including Avalon’s Hermit Gulch and the rustic campground (tents and tent cabins) at Two Harbors.

Read the full Los Angeles Times article online here.