We wanted to get away for a day and what better place then Catalina Island. Not far from home, but far enough to feel like we are on vacation. The trip to Long Beach from San Diego is about 2 hours. After leaving early, we made it to Island Express Helicopters, just in time for our flight at 8:30am. It was a sunny day and flying over the ocean was a beautiful sight. Another option for getting to Catalina is a high-speed ferry that will take about 1 hour (may need to bring something for seasickness). We opted for a package that included 2 taxi vouchers and a food tour. The tour was great and the guide provided a very detailed history of the Island. One of our favorite restaurants was Steve's Steakhouse with great tasting food and an amazing view. Next time we are going to try the Zip Line Eco tour. Make sure to book all of your tours before the trip as most of the good ones will be fully booked day of. The town is very small, but there is still plenty to do. Make sure to visit the private Descansa Beach, rent a cabana, and enjoy a drink in the sand.

Long Beach, California

Island Express Helicopters

Catalina Island

Catalina Island Casino Movie Theatre

Descansa Beach

Fish and Chips Catalina Island

Carnival Cruise Ship

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