Catalina Island Makes For A Perfect Mid-Week Escape

The ‘Best of Winter Package’ offers visitors a bevy of awesome options.

Catalina Island, located 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, has a laid-back island vibe and a Mediterranean climate making it the perfect destination to escape those final chilly days of winter. The island's crystal blue water and natural surroundings offer a plethora of activities from eco tours to rugged outdoor adventures to all types of water sports. Travelers will also enjoy great dining experiences and boutique shopping in the island town of Avalon.

The Catalina Express offers up to 30 daily water shuttle departures from three Southern California ports. Guests can relax in airline-style seating for the one-hour journey to Catalina Island, while enjoying some beautiful scenery. 

Catalina Express has partnered with 10 hotels in Avalon to offer winter-weary travelers discounted mid-week rates with a Best of Winter package.

The Deal: Travelers can choose accommodations ranging from budget to luxury, and newly renovated to historic. Each package includes one- or two-night stays and round-trip boat transportation on Catalina Express. Many hotels are also offering discounts on activities and tours along with complimentary breakfast and/or happy hour.

The Dates: The Best of Winter Package is available through March 25, 2022.