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Discover excitement and fun for everyone

Catalina offers fun for the entire family, with adventures and tours suitable for every age. We’ve put together a sample 3 day itinerary ideal for family travel.

Day One:

Catch a ferry boat from Long Beach, San Pedro, Dana Point or Newport Beach to Avalon, where you’ll be greeted by a hotel representative who will accompany you and your luggage to your island getaway at beautiful Pavilion Hotel. only 14 steps from the beach.

See and learn about underwater gardens and a huge array of fish and sea life on a captivating tour of Lover's Cove Marine Preserve aboard the semi-submersible Undersea Expedition,

When you return, parents can enjoy Pavilion's complimentary afternoon wine & cheese pairing while the kids enjoy some juice and cheese or play on the adjacent beach.

Step next door to enjoy an early dinner at the family friendly Avalon Grille. Stroll along the waterfront towards the Casino on your way to catch a first fun movie at the famous Avalon Theatre. Wind down your evening around Pavilion's cozy fire ring before retiring to your room for a great night’s sleep.

Day Two:

Enjoy Pavilion Hotel’s complimentary hot breakfast with omelette bar before setting out on the SAvalon Scenic Drive, or rent a Golf Cart and explore Avalon on your own. Later, relax and enjoy food and drinks in an oceanfront private cabana at Descanso Beach Club, or enjoy kayaking and snorkeling in Descanso Cove.

You might also enjoy our top-rated Zip Line Eco Tour or Catalina Climbing Wall. (Minimum age for the Zip Line is 5 years old for tandem and 10 years old of solo) In the afternoon, it’s off on another adventure as you set off to spot dolphins on our exciting Ocean Runner Dolphin Tour.

Dinner is at Avalon’s newest restaurant, the Bluewater Avalon, where you’ll relax and reflect on your day of adventures. After dinner, venture down the front street for a special ice cream treat.

Day Three:

Start the day off with another fabulous breakfast on one of Pavilion’s courtyard lanais. Stop at the Catalina Island Museum and get a glimpse into Catalina’s unique history. Enjoy a casual game of miniature golf with the whole family at the Miniature Golf Gardens.

Prior to lunch at Avalon Grille, stop and shop along Avalon’s waterfront for special mementos of your island vacation. If traveling back on the ferry through Long Beach, make sure to stop at the Aquarium of the Pacific prior to heading home.

Call our Reservations team today. We can put together a package, complete with hotel and tours, that’s perfect for your family adventure to Catalina Island.

*Sample itinerary – tours, activities and dining are not included with your hotel stay.