Gardens in Catalina Island

Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Gardens

About 1.5 miles inland from central Avalon, this nearly-38-acre park emphasizes indigenous California plants: agave, aloe, Catalina cherry, cedar, island scrub oak, silver dollar plant, yucca and more. It slopes uph…
Museum in Catalina Island

Catalina Island Museum

Opened in a spiffy new building in 2016, this museum has a permanent collection showcasing Catalina's history from the province of the indigenous people to playground of Hollywood's elite – everyone from Errol Flynn…
Landmark in Catalina Island


It’s a nice stroll along the waterfront to the cylindrical, 1929 art deco casino, Avalon's biggest landmark. It's not a gambling casino but an entertainment hall where big bands once played, and it's still used for …