Topic: Field Trip
Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. The island is 22 miles long and 8 miles across at its greatest width. Despite the song lyrics, the island is located about 22 miles off shore south-southwest of Los Angeles. A ferry travels several times a day from Long Beach.
Coming into the harbor at Avalon we were struck by how mountainous it was and how small the town was, despite its popularity.
Many tours will take you up into the hills for hiking, zip-lining, and other adventures. Other tours included parasailing, mini-sub, and glass-bottom-boats.
We chose to rent a golf cart and toured ourselves over the roads up in the hills overlooking the town.
Ice cream, walking the streets, and a late-afternoon ferry completed our full-day trip to Catalina.