Are you looking to get away to a deserted island secluded from the mainland? Well, maybe not deserted, but Catalina Island is a close by representative of your island vacation fantasies. Twenty-two miles off the coast, within a couple hours by boat, Catalina is filled with events and adventures this summer that you won’t want to miss.
The Catalina summer concert series is offered through September and is great for all families. This is the perfect way to spend time with the kids and keep the budget in check as they are all free. Families can also enjoy the 54th Annual Catalina Festival of Art and Kids Art Show, which runs September 21st-23rd, good for the artsy, the experts and those just looking for something different.
Catalina also has something for the wine connoisseurs in all of us. The Catalina Island Women’s Forum is presenting the 17th Annual Wine Festival. This festival will showcase over 70 wineries with tasting, live music and a silent auction. The festival will begin on September 15th.
If you prefer a more relaxed way to travel, try the Catalina Express. They will get you to and from Catalina from many LA based ports. Also, if you stay at the Hotel Villa Portofino and choose the Paradiso Package, you may enjoy the simplicity of both accommodations and transportation, even a continental breakfast. With concerts, festivals and ocean adventures, by visiting Catalina Island, you’ll be sure to make the most of your summer vacation and perhaps make it the most memorable yet.
To Learn More
Hotel Villa Portofino, www.hotelvillaportofino.com.
Summer Concert Series, www.catalinachamber.com/concerts.