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Family Friendly Activities To Do in Catalina Island This November

Catalina Island is one of California’s most popular islands for tourists to visit. Located southwest of Los Angeles, it’s home to two towns: Two Harbors on the west end and Avalon on the east end. Catalina offers recreation and adventure for your entire family, from its communities to its beaches and coastline. Here’s a closer look at what to pack and what to do in November.

Catalina Island in November

Traditionally, November temperatures on Catalina Island are in the low 70s during the day and in the mid-50s at nighttime. Plan to pack various light layers and include a rain jacket or windbreaker and long pants, especially if you’ll be on or near the water.

What To Do in Catalina Island This November

If you’ve never been to Catalina before, get ready to find a wealth of activities available to you. Here are four ideas to help you in planning your trip, from a beach getaway to a private boat ride.

1. Enjoy a Beach Getaway

If your family’s all about the beach, plan on basing out of Avalon. The east-end resort community offers all you need for a premium beach getaway at your and your family’s preferred pace. Book your family into a hotel and take advantage of the beautiful beaches, enticing restaurants and shopping opportunities, most of which are on Crescent Avenue, the community’s main street. Include the whole family in planning activities that start with breakfast and end with evening entertainment.

2. Book a Tour

Taking your family on tour can be one of the best ways to see the island, get some activity and learn something new as a group. If you prefer to stay on dry land, consider booking a bus tour of the island, a bison expedition or a zipline adventure. If you’re keen on getting on the water, think about a glass-bottomed boat ride, a marine safari, a parasailing experience or a guided snorkeling eco tour.

3. Get Out Into Nature

Located between Catalina Harbor and Isthmus Cove, Two Harbors is your gateway to natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and outdoor activities. The resort village is especially popular with those who love to camp. Fishing, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding and scuba diving are just some of the activities you can plan to participate in while you’re on this part of the island.

4. Charter a Private Boat Ride

Get on the water with your family aboard Yacht America San Diego! Book a charter aboard this impressive sailing vessel if you want to make your Catalina experience extra special. The yacht’s crew offers options from catering and private dining to anniversaries, birthdays, cocktail cruises, engagement parties and many more once-in-a-lifetime events.

Have these four ideas left you wanting more? If so, FareHarbor Catalina can help you learn about all the activities available to you on the island. For even more information, visit Catalina’s Chamber of Commerce website or search online for additional visitor, travel, and lodging and camping resources. Enjoy your family getaway to beautiful Catalina Island!

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