22 miles of the coast of California lies a little piece of paradise. In this version of Southern California, the only traffic jams involve a golf cart and a group of slow-moving tourists and all the stresses of daily life are drift away in the ocean breezes. Whether your family is looking for beachfront relaxation or a bit of adventure, Catalina provides the perfect weekend escape.
Many tourists that live outside of California may not even know Santa Catalina Island exists. The rugged 22-mile island is mostly wild, but the town of Avalon makes it the only one of the Channel Islands that is developed in some fashion. Its most iconic building, the Catalina Casino, dominates the harbor front skyline and vacation homes creep up the surrounding hillsides.
Adventure abounds on Catalina. Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and boating are all popular ocean-based activities. Those looking to find fun on land can golf, hike, take a back country tour in search of buffalo, or zip line. If families prefer to take it slow, a lazy day in a beachfront cabana at Descanso Beach Club may be your idea of heaven.
Read reviews of activities in Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island.
If your family is ready for a Catalina vacation, then we have a deal and steal for you!
Catalina Island is currently offering a Family Adventure Package which includes accommodations at the Hotel Atwater, round trip boat transportation on the Catalina Express, one hour kayak rental, 18 holes of miniature golf and a glass bottom boat tour– starting at only $249 per night.
The Steal: Win a two night vacation Family Adventure Package to Catalina (an over $600 value)
Details: One very lucky winner will receive:
- One, two-night stay for four at Hotel Atwater (subject to availability and holiday blackout)
- Round trip transportation for four on the Catalina Express
- Glass bottom boat tour for four
- 4 rounds of miniature golf at Golf Gardens
- a one hour kayak rental
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN: Share this giveaway using the Facebook share button at the top of the page and then leave a comment letting us know that you did. (You may enter daily. Just leave a comment each time.)
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Rules and guidelines:
- 18 years of age or older
- US Residents only
Deadline to enter: Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 11:59PM PST
What is Monday Madness?
Every Monday, Trekaroo announces on our blog, either a fantastic giveaway or an incredible deal. It could be a green water bottle, a hotel stay on Maui or theme park tickets. Return every Monday to the Talking Trekaroo Blog for the details. Want a reminder? Become a Trekaroo member or follow us on facebook or twitter.
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