Wondering what is there to do on Catalina Island? Then this is the right post for you! If you saw my instagram post then you know there is SO MUCH to do on this tiny island! Whether you’re coming for a day trip or a staying a few nights, there’s so many things to do in Avalon! If you’ve been some of my post on Instagram, then you know why it’s the perfect quick trip to add on your Los Angeles , Malibu, or San Diego vacation itinerary!
What to do on Catalina Island?
Electric Bike Rentals – explore the island on two wheels with an electric bike rental! This was my first time riding an electric bike and it was so much fun! I loved seeing the island from a whole new perspective, completely different from the Eco Tour and even my previous Golf Cart exploration!
Ridgetop Eco Adventure Tour travel to the island Interior with a guided tour from the Catalina Conservancy. On the tour you’ll explore over 165 miles of the island that most people never get to see! The tour takes place in an open sided jeep so dress accordingly. Wearing closed toe shoes and comfortable layers is recommended.
Catalina Express – The Catalina Express Ferry is the best way to get to the island and is even dog friendly! Starting with only one boat and one phone, 40 years later Catalina Express is the leader of marine transportation to Catalina Island. Although this is technically something that you do on the way to the island, it’s worth mentioning because of the ease and beautiful views of the island.
Catalina Island Golf Cart Rental – I did a quick golf cart tour on my day trip to Avalon and had a ton of fun! Golf carts are the preferred method over cars on the island so you’ll fit right in on the tiny streets! Rentals are usually for 2-hours and include a map with places of interest and a recommended route to follow.
Zip Line – or do the Catalina Aerial Adventure obstacle course! Both of these activities are great for the adventure seekers who really like to feel a rush!
For my next trip, I would love to do ALL of these activities again and more! I plan to go to the Botanical Gardens (about a 30-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from the town center) The gardens are rich in history and even allow dogs on leash! I also really want to shop some of the locally owned shops and boutiques. There are so many along Crescent Ave and I did take a look around a few but didn’t really shop.