Catalina Island, located just 26 miles off the coast of Southern California, is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Known as the island of romance, Catalina offers stunning ocean views and tropical landscapes that create the perfect setting for an unforgettable vacation with your special someone. Whether you're planning to travel over Valentine's Day weekend or at any other time, there are plenty of memorable things to do on Catalina Island.

Romantic Dinner

In the evening, enjoy a romantic dinner for two at one of the island's many restaurants. The Avalon Grille offers a fine dining experience with a view of beautiful Avalon Bay and a unique menu of chef-inspired dishes. The spectacular central bar, which serves world-class wines, craft beers and signature cocktails, provides a focal point to Avalon Grille’s distinctive ambiance. View the Avalon Grille's Valentine’s Day Special Menu, available Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

Looking for Italian food on the water? Antonio's offers pizzas and calzones cooked in a wood-fired pizza oven, Italian pasta specialties, soups, salads, sandwiches, and delicious desserts! Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu from Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12, 2023.

Harbor Reef Restaurant in Two Harbors has a special Valentine’s Day menu, available on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, featuring fresh seasonal delights.

Avalon Grille is hosting the first of its kind, Five Course Chef Inspired Tasting Menu, featuring Rusack Vineyards, on February 17. Plan for an evening of delicious food and wine with a unique dining experience, only steps from Avalon Bay. Call to make reservations today at 310-510-7494.

Things to Do for Your Romantic Weekend

Let life's little worries melt away at Island Spa Catalina with thoughtfully-selected massage therapies and facial treatments designed to rejuvenate your mind and body. Relax with spa amenities that include luxurious lounges, hot tub, soaking pool, dry sauna, eucalyptus steam room and expansive relaxation deck with beautiful ocean views. For those wishing to enjoy the amenities without a treatment, day passes are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Descanso Beach Club is also an unforgettable way to spend a relaxing day on the island. Enjoy signature food and specialty cocktails delivered to your private cabana, chaise lounge, beach towel or ocean-view table.

Hiking and Walking: On Catalina Island, there are more than 165 miles of trails to explore. Stay in town or get out in the hills. Take a morning stroll along Crescent Avenue toward the Catalina Casino, catch the sunrise, and watch the town slowly come to life. Or take your picnic to the top of the Hermit Gulch Trail and enjoy breathtaking views of Avalon.

For a romantic picnic, grab and go items from Bistro at the Atwater are a fun option! Pick up some refreshing light salads, and hot, hearty sandwiches and wraps to go along with cool fruit smoothies and specialty frozen coffees.

Accommodation Packages

Catalina Island Company offers a Romance Package for those looking for an extra special getaway. This package includes round trip ferry transportation on the Catalina Express. We’ll be waiting at the dock to take your bags, while you enjoy a short stroll along the waterfront to the newly renovated Hotel Atwater. Your Romance Package includes a host of special amenities including chocolates and champagne for two, designed to create a memorable experience on Catalina Island. Book the Romance Package February Special including an all-day pass at Island Spa Catalina! Experience the spa’s luxurious lounges, jacuzzi, soaking pool, dry sauna, eucalyptus steam room and relaxation deck featuring ocean views with your special someone. Book your Romance Package now!

Turn up the romance at the Forbes 4-Star rated Mt Ada, the former Wrigley mansion, overlooking Avalon Bay with stunning ocean views. Each of the six guestrooms has a different view of the Pacific Ocean, making this property the perfect spot for a memorable stay. This package includes complimentary transport to and from the property, a golf cart to use for the duration of your stay, the opportunity to indulge in the Butler's Pantry and much more. Book the Catalina Island Boat & Hotel package to include your round trip ferry transportation to the island.

No matter which property you choose, there are plenty of indulgent extras to make your stay extra memorable. With its gorgeous scenery, romantic activities, and delicious dining options, the island is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. So why not surprise your loved one with a trip to this magical island and make this Valentine's Day one to remember? Plan your romantic getaway to Catalina Island today!