Southern California's Enchanting Catalina Island--The Pleasures of an Off-Season Visit

 
 A winter rainbow provides a magical backdrop above the historic Avalon Casino on Catalina Island. Photo:  Joanne DiBona  

A winter rainbow provides a magical backdrop above the historic Avalon Casino on Catalina Island. Photo:  Joanne DiBona  

Fall and winter are the perfect seasons for a visit to Catalina Island, located just 22 miles off the shore of Southern California. Summer crowds are gone, and Catalina is relaxing, romantic, and filled with all sorts of activities and events for every taste. Read how my husband and I spent our December birthdays on this magical island. San Diego Union-Tribune, Catalina Without the Crowds, October 18, 2015. 

See a complete PHOTO LIBRARY of all the images of this trip to Avalon and the Catalina Backcountry.