California is blessed with beautiful weather, stunning coasts, majestic mountains and many other natural wonders. It also boasts a number of beautiful islands. Which of these California islands will you choose for your next trip?
Maybe on of the most famous of California islands, Catalina island is a stunning mixture that offers everyone something to enjoy. For adventurers and nature lovers Catalina island is an amazing place for all kinds of outdoor activities. You can scuba dive or enjoy a spectacular view of the island from a parasail. Explore the biodiversity of the island by joining one of the many eco tours. Or why not fish, rent a jet ski or paddle board? The possibilities are endless. If you’d like to just enjoy the slower pace of the island and unwind, from the city of Avalon to the rustic village of Two Harbors there are great shopping and dining opportunities.
If you like to escape civilization and get immersed in untouched coastal beauty visit the Channel Islands. Off the coast of Southern California, five of the islands are part of Channel Islands National Park, You can get to the islands by boat or a small plane. The islands have no lodgings, stores, or restaurants. Santa Cruz, Anacapa, Santa Rosa, Santa Barbara, and San Miguel are a unique group of islands where you can hike and paddle a kayak to get around. You can stay for as long as you want as there are campgrounds on each island. Santa Barbara Sailing also offers the chance for you to sleep on the boat and spend your time in the water stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, surfing or SCUBA diving.
If you are tourist who enjoys more standard tourist activities, Treasure island offers plenty of recreation spots. Foodies will be happy to discover the many eateries and bars for wine tasting. This Island off the coast of San Francisco is also famous for the Treasure Island Music Festival and a huge flea market, which happens once a month.