Spring is in the air! It’s almost that time where the days get longer, the nights warmer, and the kids get a little bit of time off school. Planning the perfect Spring Break trip can be daunting, but Catalina Island can be the perfect solution. Just 22 miles from Southern California, Catalina Island is a destination close to home that can feel hundreds of miles away.

To get the most out of your Spring Break trip, follow these three easy steps, then get ready to say helllloo to the vacation of a lifetime!

  1. Pick the right hotel for home base

 A crucial part of your Spring Break adventure is where you stay. If you’re looking for something right on the water, just 14 steps from the beach, Pavilion Hotel is the way to go. Not only does it have the most convenient location, but it also boasts amazing amenities, a gorgeous, lush courtyard, and a nightly wine and cheese hour perfect for parents looking to unwind.

Hotel Atwater is another great choice, with newly renovated rooms, chic interiors, and a convenient location of a different kind. This hotel finds itself situated close to the Tour Plaza, making it easy to head out on tours each day, the new Flx Biergarten, and just a 15-minute walk from Descanso Beach Club.

Both properties include a daily dining credit, discount on activities and tours, and more, so you can’t go wrong with either choice. For even more added value and planning ease, book the Boat & Hotel Package, which provides you with your vacation essentials: round-trip boat transportation to Catalina Island and overnight accommodations.

  1. Choose your own adventure

There are so many adventurous things to do on Catalina Island. Pump up your heart rate heading into the island’s rugged interior on a Biofuel Hummer Tour, where you’ll get a chance to spot bison and the endemic Catalina Fox. Or, push speeds up to 35 mph on the exhilarating Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour. These are both exciting, family-friendly activities.

Experience the wonder and beauty of Catalina Island's unique marine environment on one of our ocean tours. Get up close and personal with the friendly fish of Lover's Cover Marine Preserve on the Undersea Sub Expedition and Glass Bottom Boat Voyage.

You can also challenge yourself on the Catalina Aerial Adventure, a high ropes course that’s also a phenomenal work out! Or, set off on your own adventure on one of the island’s 165 miles of beautiful hiking trails. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to have a blast.

  1. Pencil in time for relaxation

A Catalina Island Spring Break would be incomplete without some good old-fashioned relaxation. Take some time for yourself beneath a shaded private cabana or chaise lounge at Descanso Beach Club. As the only place on Catalina Island where you can enjoy a beachside cocktail, it’s the perfect place to unwind.

If a cold brew in the heart of town is more your speed, head down to Flx Biergarten, the only biergarten in Avalon. Here, you can watch some sports, sample a flight, and play a round of cornhole.

For those wanting to get out on the water, rent a paddleboard, kayak or snorkel gear at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports and take a leisurely turn around the bay.

Finally, finish off your day with a cozy and intimate dinner at Avalon Grille, where our friendly and attentive staff will take care of your every need. You deserve it.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Catalina Island for spring break. If you’re ready to book your perfect spring vacation, call one of our reservation agents at 877.778.8322