Thursday, August 18, 2016

Travel Diary: Avalon, Catalina Island

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing some photos and a sort of "Travel Guide" to Catalina Island. My mom and I went last Monday, and it was really fun! We woke up super early (4:30) and drove to Newport Beach, where we took the ferry. We made the mistake of sitting on the top deck- it was freezing! We sat on the top on the way home and it was perfectly warm, so just don't sit on the top on the way there. We arrived at Catalina around 10:45, and we were really hungry because we had been up for so long already. We decided to eat lunch at a little beach, and then walk along the main street that parallels the water. 

We walked along the street until we got to the Casino, which is a main attraction for visitors to see. We didn't go in, but it was cool to see. 

This is the view walking back from the casino. 

This building reminded me of one that should be in Cape Cod.

This hotel on the main street is just the cutest! So many houses were painted bright colors. 

My mom and I took the tram up the hill to the Wrigley Nature Center and Memorial (Wrigley, like the gum). It was really interesting to read about the plants that only grow on Catalina Island, and see the plants that grow there naturally. 

There was a huge memorial for Mr. Wrigley, who lived on Catalina Island. Here's a pic of my mom and I. 

We then took the tram back into town and got some ice cream. We went to Scoops because they sell their own ice cream and not Dryer's. We took our ice cream and ate it by the beach. Yum.

I loved going to Catalina for a day; it was so fun!


1 comment:

  1. Looks like such a fun day trip! Any day with ice cream is a good one in my book!