Avalon

Avalon


Catalina Island is a fantastic escape from the mainland, and is readily accessible by sea or air. If you have a love for the marine environment, then there are countless opportunities for exploration. For a submerged experience, scuba diving reveals a vast world of kelp forests and abundant sea life. California Scuba Luv is a premier operations facility that offers dive certifications for open water diver, advanced open water, rescue diver, dive master, and technical scuba diving. Their expert staff prioritizes safety and education to provide a fun experience for certifications that are recognized worldwide. Other seafaring activities include deep sea fishing, whale watching, snorkeling, parasailing and kayaking.

If you decide to extend your day trip into an over-nighter, lodging in Catalina’s main port, Avalon, provides many resorts and hotels to choose from. If you are looking for a pampered experience, the Avalon Hotel is the place to lounge. The helpful staff provides the luxury of complimentary breakfast, laptops, DVDs, shuttles, and other perks. Other recommended hotels include the El Terado Terrace, Hotel Vista Del Mar, and the Edgewater, each offering ocean views and good service.

Avalon has a surprisingly large amount of restaurant options for a small port town, which vary in style and cost. If you are looking for a leisurely breakfast, the cottage restaurant has beefy portions of fresh omelets, fluffy waffles, and just about any other breakfast item under the morning sun. Don’t forget about the five-dollar mimosas to start the new day. Steve’s Steakhouse, Catalina Country Club Restaurant, and the Lobster Trap are great places to dine for quality food and excellent service.




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