Things to do on Catalina during festival season

on September 9, 2017

Five other things to do on Catalina during festival season


Fall is festival season on Catalina. Art, film, music and wine are all celebrated in September and October in a series of epic events that fill the weekends to overflowing.

Those festivals attract thousands of visitors, many of which are eager to explore and discover all that this Southern California destination has to offer. Here are our five favorite things to do when you visit Catalina for a festival.

Take a food tour – Catalina offers a wealth of intriguing culture and an array of culinary experiences. Get an overview of both on our Avalon Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour. Led by friendly locals with plenty of insider knowledge, Catalina Food Tours let you quench your curiosity while sating your palate.

Have an adventure – Adventure abounds on Catalina and you don’t have to look far to find a little pulse-pounding excitement. A Zipline Eco-Tour, parasailing ride or Discover Scuba Experience will take your Catalina festival experience to the next level.

Visit the Catalina Island Museum – The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Catalina Island Museum offers an extensive look at Catalina Island history as well as world-class traveling exhibits. Until December, renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work can be seen in a series of indoor and outdoor displays.

Have a few drinks – Cocktails and vacations are a match made in heaven and on Catalina bars and other watering holes are plentiful. From high-end seafood restaurants with great happy hours to dive bars with mischievous drinking games, there are plenty of secrets that only the locals know when it comes to drinking on Catalina.

See the interior – While Avalon offers a wonderful window on Catalina, to truly experience this magical isle you need to see the rest of it. Add a day or two to your Catalina festival experience and get out of town – and into the interior of island. You’ll be rewarded with spectacular scenery, unspoiled wilderness and unique flora and fauna.

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