Anaheim & Catalina Island Summer Vacation Ideas

DisneylandI say Anaheim, you say Disneyland. Or Universal Studios, or Knott’s Berry Farm. And you are right.

Of course you’re going to spend a day at Disney, it is a magical fantasyland, after all. And you should probably stop in at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co. while you’re there. Universal Studios special effects take your experience beyond just a thrill ride, transporting you to the worlds of your favorite movies. As one America’s oldest theme parks, Knott’s Berry Farm features great rides from classic to modern, with America’s favorite dog and the whole Peanuts gang waiting for you at Camp Snoopy.

While you’re in Anaheim, do yourself a favor and include a Catalina Island Day Trip. Just 22 miles from the California coastline, and an hour of smooth sailing aboard the Catalina Express, you’ll find Santa Catalina Island, and the beautiful city of Avalon.

Discover the rich history of this beautiful island as you tour the many landmarks that dot the countryside. Once owned by William Wrigley Jr., of chewing gum fame, Catalina was the filming location for many early Hollywood films. In the early 1920’s some buffalo were brought in for film extras, and their descendants remain on the island today.

Relax on the beach while you dream of the seafood that awaits for your dinner, or for an adventure filled day, the island offers many exciting activities:Disneyland

  • Snorkel
  • Scuba Dive
  • Kayak
  • Safari Bus
  • High Adventure Hummer Tour
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Flying Fish Boat Trip
  • Parasail
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Day Spas
  • Golf

In addition to the land, air and sea adventures you’ll enjoy on Catalina Island, are some special events for this summer.

  • Family Friendly Free Concerts next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage every other Saturday throughout the summer.
  • Fifty years of Beatlemania. Visit the Catalina Island Museum exhibit of the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles arrival in the U.S. The Art Deco masterpiece, Avalon Theater, a vision of splendor, will play the Beatles movie Hard Days Night on July 6.

When you think of Catalina Island, two things probably come to mind. First is Catalina’s Flying Fish. They are real. Come see for yourself. Second is the Catalina Wine Mixer. Sorry….


One thought on “Anaheim & Catalina Island Summer Vacation Ideas

  1. now THIS sounds like so much fun! I love Bubba Gump’s Shrimp and Universal Studios is one of my favorite theme parks! 🙂 And I’m definitely going to have to check out the Catalina Island Day Trip sometime!

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