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Evandro
Sao Paulo

Catalina Island, Newport Beach, Avalon, San Diego

Catalina Island worth a trip?

I'll be in San Diego with my family for 7 days. Is it worth it to take an early ferry from Newport Beach to Avalon and spend the day at Catalina Island? Any interesting spots, sightseen tours? Best regards


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answered by
Jake from Los Angeles
Catalina is definitely worth it! Even for a day trip. The ferry ride itself is fun. Once on the island rent a golf cart. There are several rental agencies within a short walk from the ferry terminal. Each of these has a map with directions for the drive through the hills around Avalon, which passes by scenic spots with great views, like by Inn On Mt. Ada
If your family is more active, try the Catalina Aerial Adventure near Descanso Beach

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Judith
I would love to visit it. Last time I was in San Diego, we saw people who rented bikes getting onto the ferry headed for Catalina Island. There are the navy ships and the kite store in Old Town. We love La JollaScripps Institution of OceanographyBirch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the beaches, and the sea cave, all nice activities to do with children. Our six and eight year old had a great time.

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Gretchen from Graham

Yes...take your around island..sightsee in town


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Alice from Simi Valley
It's worth it if you plan on eating and drinking.  Otherwise its a long drive through traffic to Newport Beach and there really isn't much for kids, in my opinion.

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answered first by
John from Chicago
Avalon is a good area with shops and restaurants, and it's small so you can see it all in a day.
You can rent a golf cart to drive around town.
There may be a Catalina tasting and walking food tour, you could look for something like that.
The other thing would be hiking, checking out historical buildings, or just enjoying the beach. There are also more active things like a zip line eco tour that your kids might like.

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