A short ferry ride off of Southern California’s mainland, Catalina Island is the perfect spot for a day trip or weekend getaway. From the shops and sights of Avalon to wildlife watching (88 percent of the island is part of a nature preserve), there's a bit of something for everyone here. The oceanfront views on Catalina Island can't be beat, and you may be tempted to sit and stare all day, but you won't want to miss out on all of our suggestions for how to spend the perfect day on Catalina Island.


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