The village of Avalon is only one square mile in size, making it easy to get around, and the picturesque harbor provides a good excuse to slow down and enjoy the view.

If You Go

Getting There
There are two boat companies that service the Island with daily departures from Long Beach, San Pedro, Newport Beach and Dana Point.

Catalina Express
(800) 618-5533
www.CatalinaExpress.com

Catalina Passenger Service
(800) 830-7744
www.catalinainfo.com

Helicopter service is also available year-round with daily departures from San Pedro and Long Beach.

Island Express Helicopter Service
(800) 2-AVALON
www.IslandExpress.com

Where to Stay
While some hotels on Catalina Island cater to couples only, most are family-friendly. Here are a few top picks.

Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa
(800) 253-9361
www.CatalinaCanyonResort.com

Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
(800) 631-5280 or (310) 510-2276
www.CatalinaVacations.com

Hotel Metropole
(800) 300-8528 or (310) 510-1884
www.hotel-metropole.com

Pavilion Lodge
(800) 414-2754 or (310) 510-2500
www.VisitCatalinaIsland.com


Where to Eat
Cuisine on Catalina Island ranges from hot dogs on the pier to exclusive Country Club dining. Here are some suggestions for eating out with kids that won’t bust your budget.

Antonio’s Pizzeria & Cabaret
(310) 510-0008
www.catalinahotspots.com

Buffalo Nickel Restaurant
(310) 510-1323

Channel House Restaurant
(310) 510-1617

Descanso Beach Club
(310) 510-7410
www.VisitCatalinaIsland.com

Sally’s Waffle Shop
(310) 510-0355

Activities
Brown’s Bikes
(310) 510-0986
www.catalinabiking.com

Catalina Adventure Tours
(310) 510-2888
www.CatalinaAdventureTours.com

Catalina Island Museum
(310) 510-2414
www.catalinamuseum.org

Cartopia Golf Cart Rentals
(310) 510-2493

Descanso Beach Ocean Sports
(310) 510-1226
www.KayakCatalinaIsland.com

Discovery Tours
(310) 510-TOUR
www.VisitCatalinaIsland.com