""26 miles across the sea"" Top 5 Page for this destination Avalon by travelgourmet
Avalon Travel Guide: 130 reviews and 396 photos
Santa Catalina has one town, Avalon. Twenty-six miles across the sea from Los Angeles, California, it beckons to me. My credit to the writer of the song who made us want to see what Catalina was all about. Home to few, but seen by many, Avalon has the typical tourist shops with a little bit of something for everyone. What makes Avalon unique, is that you are on an island off the coast of southern California, that has buffalo roaming the hills and no cars or billboards to be seen. The only cars are right in town and they are limited to only the residents, and the number is very low. You can tour the area by electric carts if you like and see how relaxed the life style is on Catalina.
Good hotels and good restaurants are in this walking town. Beaches are few and the best is on the other side of the Casino. Not a gambling casino, but a beautiful round structure with the history of Catalina waiting inside for you to see. Many pictures from the early days up to today. Take the glass bottom boat ride to see the amazing kelp beds flow beneath your boat, filled with fish that swim right up to the viewing glass. Many things to do, all within walking distance. See a garden, go snorkeling, bicycle, or just sit and relax and take in the sights.
- In a nutshell:A relief from the hustle of the mainland
The yellow Victorian Hotel just steps from the beach area in the center of town beckons one to the bygone days of Avalon... more travel advice
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Written May 29, 2009
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