When you get to Catalina Island you can walk to your hotel. Pack light and maybe take a suitecase with wheels so it is easy to carry it. Everything is walking distance. 10 minutes walking while you start looking for restaurants, ice cream shops and even tours to take and then you can check in at your hotel.
Here are my son's 6 favorite things to do at Catalina Island:
1. Take a tour
2. Play mini-golf
Catalina Island’s Golf Gardens is the ideal spot for an afternoon of family fun. This unique 18 hole course has been a much-loved fixture on the island for nearly 40 years. Golf Gardens is known in mini-golf circles as one of the world’s most beautiful and challenging courses. The classic styling and award-winning layout make for an unforgettable experience that will be a highlight of your stay on Catalina Island.
3. Visit the candy stores and ice cream parlors
Lloyd's of Avalon is the home of the World Famous Lloyd’s salt water taffy made in the window. Fabulous caramel apples, chocolates & goodies homemade here! Fresh baked cinnamon rolls, sweets & other yummy treats.
4. Go Ziplining
Propel down 5 separate zip lines dropping from 600 feet above sea level with one run that is 1,100 lineal feet long all on its own. You will travel close to three quarters of a mile over five consecutive zip lines at heights of 300 feet above the canyon floor at speeds up to 30 mph.
After shuttling to the top of the course, high in the hills near Avalon and descending through Descanso Canyon, you will pause at several eco-stations along the way before continuing on your journey. At each station, your hosts will give you a presentation on some of the unique and interesting aspects of Catalina Island, its wildlife, history, and the areas you are passing through.