Famous fishing club building on Catalina during our virtual walking tour for treadmill
Famous Catalina fishing club building

I’d never been out to Catalina, one of the Channel Islands, and we decided to to spend a couple days out there with my MIL. It’s a bit touristy during the day but in the evening and morning between the ferries and cruise ships, it quiets down and is just lovely. The cool air and mist and the incredible light make for a serene walk.

The Santa Catalina Treadmill Walking Video:

Catalina Island Avalon Harbor Tour Virtual Treadmill – Virtual Treadmill Workout

I really enjoy the mornings when the cities are waking up too. Avalon is one of two towns on the island but the other one, Two Harbors, only has about 100 people. We start out at the Ferry Dock and walk along the waterfront around the harbor and past the Casino and Theater to the Descanso Beach Club. We pass the Tuna Club and Yacht club and have some wonderful relaxing views. Such a beautiful morning for a walk. I hope you enjoy it too if you walk at home. -H

Old Casino and theater on Catalina Island during our city walk live one morning
An elegant casino and theater that really gets the imagination flowing

See our other virtual city walk from Santa Catalina at Avalon on Catalina Island Walking Tour in California

Wikipedia Entry: Santa Catalina Island  is a rocky island off the coast of Southern California. The island is 22 miles long and 8 miles across at its greatest width. The island is located about 29 miles south-southwest of Long Beach, California. The highest point on the island is Mount Orizaba (2,097 ft or 639 m). Santa Catalina is part of the Channel Islands of California archipelago and is the easternmost of the Channel Islands. Catalina Island is part of Los Angeles County. Most of the land on the island is unincorporated and is thus governed by the county.

Catalina was originally inhabited and used by many different Southern California Tribes, including the Tongva. The first Europeans to arrive on Catalina claimed it for the Spanish Empire. Over the years, territorial claims to the island transferred it to Mexico and then to the United States. During this time, the island was sporadically used for smuggling, otter hunting, and gold digging, before successfully being developed into a tourist destination by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. beginning in the 1920s. Since the 1970s, most of the island has been administered by the Catalina Island Conservancy.

Its total population in the 2010 census was 4,096 people, 90 percent of whom live in the island’s only incorporated city, Avalon.

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