Catalina Island lies about twenty-two miles off the southern coast of California. The island is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city of Los Angeles. Once on the island, there are so many things to explore and experience, it may be overwhelming to figure out what to do first. Here is a list of activities you can do while visiting the beautiful Catalina Island.
Do not let the name fool you. The Catalina Casino is far from an ordinary casino. The Catalina Casino is used as an entertainment center and theatre for live performances. The casino includes a huge ballroom and a stunning chandelier from 1929 hanging from the ceiling. Taking a guided tour of the Catalina Casino will show you the ins and outs of the facility. You will get to see a behind the scenes sneak peek and get a better understanding of what it takes to run the casino with big name bands passing through from time-to-time.
Descanso Beach Club
You have not experienced a day at the beach until you have experienced the Descanso Beach Club experience. The Descanso Beach club has three luxury cabanas available stocked with all your beach-going necessities. The cabanas come with a personal concierge who continually brings out fresh fruit and a variety of drink specials to quench your vacation thirst. The Descanso Beach Club is a great place to soak up the sun and lounge in the lap of luxury for a day.
Feeling adventurous? The Zipline Eco Tour is a great way to have a fun-filled day of outdoor activity while enjoying the beautiful scenery that Catalina Island offers. Every group on the Eco tour comes with two experienced tour guides who will brief you on the local landscape and help you move along the trail. The longest zip line reaches about 1,100 feet, and the total distance for the entire tour spans about three-quarters of a mile.
With the beautiful scenery of the island, there must be a boat tour that allows tourists to take in the wonderful landscape. Take a boat tour around the island and learn more about its native foliage and wildlife. Snorkeling is a popular add-on for certain boat tours going around the island.
Bluewater Grill is one of the most popular restaurants on the island. The Bluewater Grill offers tourists the opportunity to sit on a patio overlooking the crystal blue waters. Fresh seafood is the restaurant’s specialty.