The new 71-room, 2-story Pavilion Hotel, formerly the Pavilion Lodge, is 14 steps from the beach. The new design takes advantage of the garden courtyard area by creating semi-private lanais, or outdoor living areas for most of the ground level rooms. The landscaped garden includes a large fire ring and an open air ocean-view lounge area near the front lobby. There is also a new indoor lounge area / hospitality room where guests will find their complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and the complimentary wine and cheese pairing in the afternoon. New amenities also include HD flat screen TV's, upgraded in-room coffee/tea, iHome MP3 players and complimentary use of Apple's new iPads. Packages and specials available.
1.5 miles (2.4 km) up Avalon Canyon Road from Avalon. Daily from 8AM to 5PM, year round. A memorial to William Wriggley, Jr., founder of the WM Wriggley Jr. Company, renowned for its chewing gum. Mr. Wriggley was also a long-time benefactor of Catalina and was key in assuring that it was protected for future generations. The Botanical Garden features plants that are native to California islands, especially species only found on Catalina Island. Adults: $5, Children under 12: Free.
/Art Museum - Casino Point, northwest end of Avalon Harbor. The Casino is an Art-Deco movie palace and ballroom built in 1929 that was once ''the'' place to be for the Los Angeles elite. The tour will take you into the movie theater and up the ramps to the ballroom while the tour guide gives information about the history and unique construction of the casino. Adults: $14.50, Children: $7.25, Seniors: $13
Avalon’s only institution devoted to art, culture and the rich history of Santa Catalina Island. The newly renovated Catalina Island Museum includes an expanded museum store, a digital theater, a number of galleries dedicated to the history of the Catalina Island and a new traveling exhibitions gallery. Open daily 10AM - 5PM. Casino building
The most popular way to get to Catalina Island via their fleet of boats. In the summer months, Catalina Express offers about 30 trips a day to Avalon from San Pedro, Dana Point and two ports in Long Beach, downtown and at the Queen Mary.
An art festival that has been running annually for more than 50 years, this street fair is free and features artwork from all over the country. The 2016 fair will be held from September 16-18, from 10AM-5PM each day.
An annual event where scuba divers dive in Avalon Harbor to remove trash and other items from the floor of the harbor. This is the only day of the year that scuba divers are allowed to dive in the harbor.
Provides vacation rentals in private homes and condominiums in Avalon and Hamilton Cove. A call ahead is necessary to make arrangements for picking up keys and getting directions to the vacation rental.
Has two boats making trips daily in the summer and also have a special winter schedule. It's a great way to get out of town without having to drive out of town.
Green Pier and Casino Point., . A complete scuba outfitter providing rentals, instruction and guided trips from their 42-foot (12 m) dive boat ''Cat Dive''.
Avalon Casino. A black tie event that includes dinner, big band dancing and silent and live auctions to benefit the Catalina Island Conservancy.
On the north side of the casino. A beach front bar and restaurant. Showers, chair and umbrealla rentals and restrooms are available.
Rentals and bike repair. Hourly rates are from $5 to $15 per hour, depending on the type of bike. Daily rates are from $12 to $40.
A complete scuba outfitter providing rentals, instruction and guided trips from their 65-foot (19 m) dive boat ''King Neptune''.
A silent film screening featuring live musical accompaniment on the historic Page organ in the Avalon Casino's Theatre.
Just a few minutes from the boat landing in Avalon, this cove features giant kelp forests and hundreds of fish.
At the edge of Casino Point. Artificial reefs, a kelp forest and shipwrecks provide opportunities to explore.
Kayak rentals and tours with experienced guides. Specialty tours such as a sunset tour and an astronomy tour.
A month long exhibition of locally made Catalina tile including walking tours of examples of installed tile.
A 2,100 yard, nine-hole golf course with two sets of tees to provide 18-hole play. Call for current prices.
Avalon Boat Pier., . Kayak and paddle boat rentals. Wet Spot also has another location in Little Harbor.
December 31 - Ring in the New Year in the Casino Ballroom. Reservations are accepted beginning in July.
A half-mile swim in Avalon Bay, a 16K cycle course around Mt. Ada and a 5K run past the golf course.
An annual benefit run from Avalon to Two Harbors and back. Proceeds benfit local charities.
Operates the ''Catalina Flyer'' on a daily round-trip service from Newport Beach.
Joe's rents kayaks by the hour as well as paddle boards and motor boats.
A 3-weekend, nine-night jazz festival held in the Casino Ballroom.
A non-profit marlin fishing tournament to benefit Cataline youth.
A rubber duck race to benefit the children's theater company.
Bicycle and golf cart rental.