10/11/2006

Catalina Island Activities

Take the ferry to Avalon on Catalina Island.


Long Beach to Avalon Daily Round Trip Service Lowest High Speed Fares to Catalina Charter Service to all points on Catalina Island fron Long Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point and Redondo Beach Check out the comments for more Catalina Activities Or Click to Add your own recommendation

2 comments:

irishlass said...

Check out the weather at the Catalina web cam.

j j said...

If you've got $400 a night or more to spend, The Inn on Mt. Ida is beautiful.

William Wrigley Jr. bought 99% of the island of Catalina in 1919. He chose the setting for his home because it received first sunlight in the morning and the last rays at sunset. (The Inn is 350 feet above the town and harbor.) The building of the Wrigley's home was started in 1920 and finished in 1921. The hilltop was named Mt. Ada after Mr. Wrigley's wife, Ada. The couple enjoyed the home together between the years of 1921 and January 1932 when Mr. Wrigley died. During this time, the Wrigleys entertained President Calvin Coolidge, Warren Harding, and the Prince of Wales. Mr. Wrigley also owned the Chicago Cubs and invited them to hold their spring training on the island. Mrs. Wrigley continued to visit until 1947 when she suffered a stroke and lingered in a coma in Pasadena for 11 years. She died in 1958. At this time, the home was owned by the Santa Catalina Island Company and used for tours. In the seventies, the home was given to USC to be used as a conference center. USC and the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy now own it; a private group took the master lease on the property and created the Inn.