Catalina Island: Things to do on a day trip. | Lashaun Turner | NewsBreak Original

Catalina Island is part of the Channel Islands of California located about 30 miles off the coast of Long Beach in Los Angeles County.

Areas of Catalina can feel like a far-away tropical escape, yet its proximity is close enough to visit and enjoy activities in a single afternoon, day trip, or weekend getaway.

Catalina Island is known for its natural beauty, wildlife, scuba diving and Mt. Orizaba, its highest peak.