Avalon Tourist Attractions
The resort town of Avalon (pop. 2,918) is located 50mi/80km south of Los Angeles on Santa Catalina Island.From Long Beach and San Pedro there are daily boat and air trips to Avalon.
Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden
The Wrigley Memorial honors the memory of William Wrigley Jr., founder of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, largest manufacturer of chewing gum in the world. The memorial is the centerpiece of the Botanical Garden, which was the idea of Ada Wrigley. In 1969 the garden was expanded to include California Island endemic plants, some of which are on the endangered species list. In 1996, the Wrigley Memorial Garden Foundation merged with the Catalina Island Conservancy.
Catalina Island Museum
The Catalina Island Museum has displays on the history of the area for 7,000 years with exhibits that include Native American artifacts, Catalina pottery and tile, photos and postcards from the 1880's to the present.
Green Pleasure Pier
Catalina Island Golf Club
Catalina Ocean Rafting
Lover's Cove Marine Reserve
Lover's Cove just east of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island is a fine site for snorkeling. There is no fishing or scuba diving allowed at this site.
Descanso Beach is a good snorkeling area located in Avalon.