4. Catalina Island
What a truly unique little island! Located just 30 minutes off the coast from Long Beach, Catalina is a quiet, easy-going little island that offers great beach and family activities alike.
Why we love it: The golf carts! Determined to keep the island clean, the only “cars” allowed on the island are golf carts (with a few exceptions). It’s such a fun way to get around! Catalina also offers fun maritime and beach activities to keep you busy for an entire trip but is somewhere where you can also slow down in a very Catalina-unique fashion. You’ll just have to go to understand what I mean.
What to do: Play at the beach, go fishing, catch a movie at the Catalina Island Casino and Avalon Theater, go miniature golfing, get some tasty food on the water front, explore the town in your golf cart, or spend time at your condo playing card games as a family.