Get Away for an Island-Style Thanksgiving
Take a break from tradition and take off for an alternative Thanksgiving experience about an hour off the SoCal coast on Catalina Island. We’re featuring special Thanksgiving menus at three of Catalina’s more popular dining establishments, with each offering a different perspective of Catalina’s scenic beauty and distinct charm. For a truly unique experience, reserve a site at one of our many campgrounds in Avalon and Two Harbors, and turn your Turkey Day getaway into a Thanksgiving weekend adventure.
Elevated casual atmosphere with harbor views only steps from the water in the heart of Avalon.
Open 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
For reservations, visit OpenTable.com or call 310.510.7494. Thanksgiving items can be ordered a la carte or as a prix fixe menu. Avalon Grille’s regular menu of seasonal favorites will also be available.
Descanso Beach Club
A relaxed setting with spectacular ocean views at Avalon’s only beachside restaurant & bar.
Open 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thanksgiving items will be served a la carte. Descanso Beach Club’s full menu of signature favorites will also be available.
Harbor Reef Restaurant
South Pacific ambiance on the shore of Isthmus Cove in Catalina’s west end village of Two Harbors.
Open 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Reservations are required. Please call 310.510.4215. Plated dinners will also be available.
How to Get Here
Catalina Express offers multiple departures to Avalon from San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point. If you’re headed to Two Harbors, Catalina Express offers direct service from San Pedro. Or you can take the Cyclone power boat from Avalon to Two Harbors.
Cyclone Thanksgiving Day Schedule
Avalon to Two Harbors - 1 pm
Two Harbors to Avalon - 5 pm
Get your Cyclone tickets here or at any Catalina Island Company ticket booth, or call 877.778.8322.
Things To Do Before and After Dinner
Save 15% when you book more than two dozen land & sea adventures online. You can also call 877.778.8322 or visit a Catalina Island Company ticket booth at the Green Pier, Tour Plaza or Ferry Terminal in Avalon. For Two Harbors adventure, visit the Dive & Recreation Center for kayaks, SUPs, mountain bikes, snorkeling gear, fishing skiffs and everything else you need to explore the miles of trails and crystal clear waters of the west end.