Island Time: Spend The Weekend On Catalina Island, The Perfect Vacation & Wedding Destination For SoCal Couples
Pack your sunnies and swimsuits and hop on the Catalina Express (a one-hour jet across the water) to Catalina Island for island time in the quaint town of Avalon. The newly renovated Hotel Atwater offers amazing accommodations for your stay, including a daily credit at the hotel’s delicious café plus access to the luxurious Descanso Beach Club. The hotel, deeply rooted in the Wrigley family legacy, showcases a gorgeous island casual-meets-Art Deco vibe, making for a one-of-a-kind stay. Treat yourself and your girls to a much-deserved massage or facial at the rejuvenating Island Spa Catalina, where unbelievable ocean views, delicious eats and relaxation await.
The island’s incredible Descanso Beach Club, located on one of the last remaining private beaches in California, boasts beachside cabanas and chaise lounges, ideal for a lazy day by the shore—complete with an oceanside restaurant and bar serving up killer cocktails and summertime snacks. Make time to peek at the onsite event space which offers gorgeous views of the ocean and Los Angeles’s citylights on the horizon. Additionally, Catalina presents numerous tours and activities for history buffs, including a tour of the island’s world-renowned Casino event space, a drive up to the famous Wrigley mansion, and even an excursion to see the island’s free-roaming buffalo. Feeling adventurous? Revel in the thrill of the Zip Line Eco Tour: a two-hour five-line course zipping above Catalina’s canyon floor with panoramic views of the Pacific.