Santa Catalina Island is a magical escape from the hustle and bustle of Southern California. It is a sleepy resort town, a great destination for boaters, divers, and those in search of secluded relaxation. The island boasts two main port towns, Avalon and Two Harbors, mild dry year-round weather, camping, non-chain restaurants serving delicious cuisine, and unique accommodations. With its swaying palms, white-sand beaches, warmest water in summer and melt-your-heart sunsets, Santa Catalina stands out as pretty-much-perfect island getaway. Escape to Catalina, only 26 miles across the sea!