Los Angeles County’s island in the sun beckons with streamlined art deco landmarks, mostly car-free streets and unspoiled natural surroundings. After a swift ride via the Catalina Express from San Pedro, Dana Point or Long Beach to Avalon, disembark for a stay at the 1920-built, recently refurbished Hotel Atwater, now cheerfully reimagined with many acknowledgments […]
For a taste of Southern California beach life without the SoCal crowds, remove yourself by heading 22 miles across the Pacific Ocean (by ferry, private helicopter or your own boat) to Avalon and the car-free oasis of Santa Catalina Island. Ciao Bambino: Read Article
On Feb. 29 and March 1, Two Harbors, a village on the wild, northwest end of this island, became the center of the swimrun universe. The sport is a blend of trail running and open water swimming — the first official swimrun race was put on by the race organizer Otillo (Swedish for island to island) […]
If you’re not going to visit Catalina for its natural beauty, as a quiet island escape from city life, to commandeer a golf cart, or for its rich Wrigley history, at least go for the drunk monkeys. Just a one-hour Catalina Express ride from Long Beach, sitting, swinging and swigging bottles of vodka inside the […]
Slipping away to an island doesn’t mean taking out your passport. Business Insider recommends Pavilion Hotel as one of the best US island hotels! Read the Business Insider article.
Sometimes, we Southern Californians can’t get away for a week-long trip to Hawaii or Mexico, or to take a Baja cruise. Our schedules are just too busy. So why not a “staycation” for a quick getaway and well-deserved break from our busy lives. Over the holiday season, I was lucky enough to experience some of […]
A gingerbread house is a gingerbread house is a gingerbread house, right? There are the gumdrops on the roof and the candy canes along the little fence and the other standard details we’ve come to expect of this ubiquitous holiday season sweet. And yet? Creative bakers are forever changing up the form while trying out new […]
Catalina Island is a short hop from Southern California, making it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Document Download