Romantic getaway to catalina island, california electricity questions grade 6

Stroll over to the iconic Avalon Casino. Built in 1929, it’s a dazzling marvel of artistry and design and a romantic destination in itself. The one-hour guided tour is worth it: you’ll see the gorgeously restored movie theater, with hand-painted walls and a pipe organ (some screenings include a pre-show organ concert), along with film projectors from back in the day. Upstairs is the largest ballroom dance floor in the world; it’s still used for weddings and special events. The building exudes romance and elegance, inside and out. (Note: There’s no gambling at the Casino, and never was.)

For those who find life and death experiences an aphrodisiac, there is a mile-long zip line eco-tour that ends just yards from Descanso Cove. Harnessed into a trolley that is attached to steel cables, participants fly across canyons at heights of up to 300 feet, making five stops to catch their breath and learn a little about the local ecology.

We were curious about the interior of the island, so we took a half-day jeep excursion. It’s a dusty, bumpy ride on dirt roads that offer some interesting views of Los Angeles and nearby islands. You might see a roaming buffalo off in the distance — but don’t hold your breath.

Pavilion Hotel The renovated, two-story Pavilion Hotel is clean and remarkably quiet considering Avalon’s main street is outside the front door and the Bay is across the street. Rooms on the ground floor offer couples semi-private patios. Ignite a romantic evening snuggling up around the big fire pit in the courtyard, or start earlier with a wine and cheese sampling. A romance package is available.

Avalon Hotel A long block from the Pacific Ocean, the Avalon is a romantic Catalina destination. It has only 15 rooms; all are cozy and many have a great view of the town and the bay. Homey decorations, wet bars in some rooms, a beautiful interior patio, and the rooftop party deck make the Avalon Hotel a good spot to settle in for the weekend.

• Avalon Grille This upscale but inexpensive waterfront eatery has an easy California style and food to match. A full bar, along with standard grill favorites like a half-roasted chicken, salads, burgers, and prime New York strip steak, makes this a delicious place for lunch or dinner. We also became closely attached to the crispy brussels sprouts. The lights are low, the bar is long and you can dine at tall tables.

• Descanso Beach Club Open for lunch, here you can get both a meal and a place to stretch out beside the beach by reserving a chaise or a cabana. Seating is available on a patio with an ocean view or your meal can be delivered directly to your beach towel.

Catalina Island can get crowded in the summer; it’s a destination for tourists, sailing enthusiasts, and mainland weekenders seeking the seaside breezes. Visit in January when the days are true to southern California’s famous climate: sunny, high temps in the sixties. Other winter visitors are few and the town is quiet but still fun. It was just the ticket for a short but relaxing 36-hour romantic getaway.