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

Catalina Passenger Service
(800) 830-7744

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

Island Express Helicopter Service
(800) 2-AVALON

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

Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
(800) 631-5280 or (310) 510-2276

Hotel Metropole
(800) 300-8528 or (310) 510-1884

Pavilion Lodge
(800) 414-2754 or (310) 510-2500

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

Buffalo Nickel Restaurant
(310) 510-1323

Channel House Restaurant
(310) 510-1617

Descanso Beach Club
(310) 510-7410

Sally’s Waffle Shop
(310) 510-0355

Brown’s Bikes
(310) 510-0986

Catalina Adventure Tours
(310) 510-2888

Catalina Island Museum
(310) 510-2414

Cartopia Golf Cart Rentals
(310) 510-2493

Descanso Beach Ocean Sports
(310) 510-1226

Discovery Tours
(310) 510-TOUR