Of course Catalina Island boasts exceptional natural beauty and vibrant animal life, but one of the shining features of this gem in the sea are the wonderful restaurants, delis and shops to stop in for a bite to eat or a scrumptious snack. Even if you have only one day, you can eat and drink to your heart’s content. Whatever your plans and tastes, we can point you in the right direction – or even take you right there on one of our many tours. Here are our recommendations you definitely don’t want to miss.
1. Long before Mr. Wrigley lay claim to this enchanting Channel Island, the Native American tribe known as the Tongva first settled here at least 8,000 years ago. With a territory that included the Channel Islands and Los Angeles Basin, it’s estimated that the tribe’s numbers were at one point close to 10,000 strong. Modern Astronomers recognized the Tongva in 2002 and again in 2009 by naming the planetoid 50000 Quaoar and its satellite moon, Weywot, after two gods in the tribe’s pre-Christian six-god pantheon.