United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 family road trip from SF to Portland to Seattle
  2. 2 Washington DC in mid May. Questions!
  3. 3 Italian Food, Palm Desert
  4. 4 Where would you live for a year if housing was paid for?
  5. 5 How many states have you been to?
  6. 6 Pacific Northwest with daughters
  7. 7 Favourite San Francisco hotel / New things to see??
  8. 8 New Yorkers...I have a subway construction question for you...
  9. 9 Trip Report Hiking the Narrows, Zion National Park
  10. 10 Florida keys trip
  11. 11 SF special dinner for 70 birthday
  12. 12 Northwest National Parks Tour
  13. 13 Guest Ranch - Montana/Wyoming
  14. 14 Skagway
  15. 15 Retiring in NM?
  16. 16 Chicago to Charleston
  17. 17 Alaska in First Week of Sept
  18. 18 Amtrack: Denver to California?
  19. 19 Where to stay 3 nights to see Yosemite from Death Valley?
  20. 20 Moving to Dallas - Where to live?
  21. 21 Gros Ventre campsite availability mid Sept
  22. 22 Honeymoon out west.
  23. 23 New Orleans to Memphis and back
  24. 24 Route Planning for East USA
  25. 25 Utah National Parks visit
View next 25 » Back to the top

Catalina Island: With kids for a day trip, first time

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone!
I am planning on going over to Catalina for a day trip with my 2 kids (Ages 10), this is our first time. We are planning on taking the ferry from Long Beach at 8.30 , and return on the one at 6 PM.

I have a few questions:

Snorkeling: Is it worth it for me to carry our snorkel gear? Will we be able to snorkel right from the beach in Avalon or Descanso beach? I read that there are lockers that I can rent out. Is it safe for kids in terms of the ocean current?

Descanso beach: I read that they are undergoing renovations. Is it still worth going in spite of the reno? Can I bring my own umbrella? (I have a small collapsible beach umbrella). Can we bring our own food and drinks? (I read that because of the reno, they only have a food truck that is not very good)

Avalon: Any other activities worth doing with the kids that are not very expensive? We might rent a one hour golf cart, but I am still deciding, since I have never driven one.

Thanks!

Alexandra

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement