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Snorkeling and Scuba diving
Catalina is where snorkelers and scuba divers from Los Angeles flock to. The main SCUBA diving site is the Casino Point. It is a north-pointing dive site and is protected from the heavy surf throughout the year. For the more sedate souls, a chance to view the underwater marine life through semi-submarine ride and glass-bottom boat rides are common.
Built in 1929 by an American chewing gum industrialist named William Wrigley Jr., the Casino is the most prominent landmark in Avalon Bay. It was the tallest building in Los Angeles County after its completion for quite some time. It consists of a ballroom, a movie theater and the Catalina Island Museum (which has over 10000 photographs related to the island dating back to late 19th century). Please note that the Casino does not entertain any gambling facilities and is rather a social gathering place.
The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a botanic garden and a memorial dedicated to William Wrigley Jr. on Catalina Island. The garden is home to a remarkable range of plants that grow exclusively and naturally in California but nowhere else in the world.
The Trans-Catalina Trail
The Trans-Catalina Trail is a 37.2 mile long trail running through Catalina Island off the coast of California. It also offers a panoramic view of the Nature Preserve of the Catalina Island Conservancy spread across 43000 acres. This trail is associated with five campgrounds that offer backpacking, hiking and trail running.