Avalon, the city on Catalina Island, where cars
aren't generally available to day guests and overnighters. Bring those
suitcases on wheels or you'll be lugging the baggage (sometimes up hills).
If you've never been, you may be surprised
to see how foot-loose Catalina's Avalon is. Cars are generally not allowed
for tourists to bring. There are taxis, golf carts and most hotels are
within walking distance.
Catalina Island is a place where you pack
it in, pack it out.. When you get on a boat, ride a helicopter or fly
into the small airport, your suitcase need not be huge. You only need some
light clothes and whatever you forgot, can be purchased on the island.
The weather is mild and includes nice days
with average temperatures in the 70's in the summer, low 60's at night.
Winter months of December through February can be slightly cooler with
temperatures dropping 10 degrees both day and night. Catalina
Island and in most beach cities locals suggest you dress in layers. Put on
something short sleeve or sleeveless and add a long sleeve shirt or jacket
on top, plus another item if you like. As the day warms up, then you
can take off the top layers of clothing and be perfectly comfortable.