Grab your flip flops and sunscreen — we’re escaping to an island oasis just 22 miles off the coast of California.
Whether your ideal vacation involves relaxing with a tropical cocktail, exploring local hiking trails and zip-lining adventures, or trying your luck at the Avalon Casino, you’ll fall in love with the little piece of paradise that is Santa Catalina Island.
Keep reading for the top 30 ranked* places to explore throughout Avalon, Two Harbors and the island wilderness between them.
From beachside campsites to five-star resorts, Catalina Island has accommodations for every preference. Book one of these local gems and wake up to stunning views and sandy beaches.
This charming island is shore to keep you fueled with a smorgasbord of local cuisines. Nibble on small bites, feast on full meals, and refresh with hand-crafted cocktails at these highest ranked* eating establishments on Catalina Island.
*Methodology: This is an all time list of the best spots in Catalina, CA according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the hotels/resorts/restaurants/attractions categories, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 9th, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 9th, 2021.