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Nothing like enjoying a coffee with the sand between your toes, am I right?! ☕️ . . . . If you’re visiting Catalina Island, be sure to grab a coffee from @catcookieco before taking a morning stroll.  Tip from Claire: grab a fresh churro, too, while you’re at it! 😋 . . . @catalinaexpress @visitcatalinaisland @catalinachamber
When was the last time getting there was half the fun?! 🤗 . . . . Getting to Catalina vía the Catalina Express was a highlight of our weekend adventure!  I mean, guys, the ferry ride over is actually really fun!  The seats are comfortable, the ocean view is great, plus, they have a snack and drink bar! 🙌🏻 Claire loved looking out the window searching for dolphins, fish and seagulls! 🐠 . . . . @catalinaexpress @visitcatalinaisland @catalinachamber
Mama’s Day adventures on Catalina Island.🏝There’s a zillion reasons I’m thankful for these two. One of my favorites is that they love adventuring as much as I do! . . . . #avalon #catalinaisland #vagamom #familytravel #travel #instatravel #adventuretime #travelguide #travelwriter #travelwithkids #worldschool #islandtime #catalinaexpress #visitcatalinaisland #wrigleycentennial #travelfamily #squad
Mama’s Day adventures on Catalina Island.🏝There’s a zillion reasons I’m thankful for these two. One of my favorites is that they love adventuring as much as I do! . . . . #avalon #catalinaisland #vagamom #familytravel #travel #instatravel #adventuretime #travelguide #travelwriter #travelwithkids #worldschool #islandtime #catalinaexpress #visitcatalinaisland #wrigleycentennial #travelfamily #squad
Stay at Mt Ada, the former Wrigley mansion on Catalina Island. Now a Forbes Travel Guide 4-star hotel, guests can save 50% on an additional night when booking one night at the regular rate. Midweek stays only. See link in bio for more details.
Originally owned by Philip Knight Wrigley, this 1947 DC-3 landed at the @catalinaconservancy’s Airport in the Sky this afternoon to celebrate the opening of the refurbished runway. 📷: @foreverfollowingthesun
“Exhilarating is an understatement!” -@frairegirl
Thinking of your next vacation? Head over to hercampus.com/ucla to read the Ultimate College Girl’s Guide to Catalina Island 😍❤️
Perfect day relaxing at @descansobeachclub. ☀️ .  This was our favorite spot while we were on @visitcatalinaisland. It feels like the perfect mix of Old Hollywood and the French Riviera. Also the piña colada was literally the best I’ve had in my life. 🥥 .  Catalina was the perfect escape, and we loved that it is so easy to get to from Southern California! .  #visitcatalina #wrigleycentennial #visitcatalinapartner
Looking back over my photos, I still can’t believe that a place like Catalina Island can be part of LA County but feel so much like the Med which is in fact so far away you can’t just take a boat there from my home in West Hollywood.... . Seriously, if you’re planning a trip to Southern California but you want something a little different, even though my experience to the island was hosted and of course they want me to tell you to @visitcatalinaisland - I’m telling you because I think you should visit. It’s a fun place that’s very special in ways the mainland just, isn’t. . (Not that I haven’t grown to love LA, because I have!) And now that it’s settled you should visit, you have a few options on how to get there. You could be very baller, but maybe not so environmentally-friendly and you could take a helicopter. Or, you could do as we did and take the @catalinaexpress out of Long Beach to Avalon. An upgraded ticket in the Commodore Lounge includes one free Bloody Mary or glass of Champagne and priority boarding. They’re famous for the Bloody Mary in certain circles. And I can attest to it being quite delicious! . No matter how you get there, maybe get there this year. This view will greet you as you pull into Avalon’s harbor and what you do from there is up to you. But since it’s the 100th Anniversary of William Wrigley Jr. buying a controlling interest in what is now the Catalina Island Company - there’s more to do this year then there ever has been before. And if they can’t help you enjoy Catalina, there’s always the @catalinachamber & @catalinamuseum plus a very friendly crop of locals who are like islanders the world over, the kind of people you want to sit and have a drink with, full of good stories. There’s just something about Island life! 🌴☀️🌊 . . #voyagersincatalina #visitcatalina #visitcatalinaisland #wrigleycentennial #visitcalifornia #catalinaisland
We've had so much fun the last few days exploring @VisitCatalinaIsland! ⛵️ .  Catalina Island is the perfect weekend getaway and has all the vibes of a Mediterranean Coastal Town. We have loved relaxing on the beach and staying at the Pavilion Hotel. Check out our stories to see everything we’re doing here on Catalina! .  #visitcatalina #wrigleycentennial #visitcatalinapartner
The view of Avalon harbor from The Inn at Mt. Ada is the best on Catalina Island.  The Inn is the former home of William Wrigley, yes the same guy who owned Wrigley Field and the chewing gum company.  This year is the Wrigley Centennial celebrating 125 years of their legacy on the island.  I was fortunate to get a tour of his former mansion turned guest house. The amount of history in this place is insane.  My fellow Chicagoan Shawn pointed out the history from original chairs to @chicagocubsnation baseball gloves from the 20s, 30s, and 40s.  The Cubs use to have spring training on Catalina Island back from 1921-1941 and 1946-1951. @visitcatalinaisland @catalinachamber @catalinaexpress  Could you live on an island year around?  #gocubs #wrigleycentennial #catalinaexpress #catalinaisland #voyagersincatalina #escapewithnate #worldwidenate
Did you know that the word ‘casino’ does not actually denote a place of gambling? Or at least it didn’t until quite recently. When Catalina Island’s Casino was commissioned by William Wrigley Jr, the word in Italian simply denoted a place of gathering, a meeting place for entertainment and dancing. Wrigley intended it to be THE place for entertainment and dancing on Catalina Island. And it was! Benny Goodman earned his reputation as the “King of Swing” in the massive top floor ballroom which is surrounded by the columned portico in this photo that offers 365 degree photos of Catalina Island, the town of Avalon and the Bay. Cecile B. DeMille once screened his latest films in the Wrigley’s private viewing room at the Casino. The green rooms hosted Errol Flynn, Cary Grant and more. Even now, the Avalon Theatre on the ground floor still shows first-run movies nightly at 7:30 p.m. and while the latest tech plays those movies now, the projection rooms still house the original state-of-the-art equipment that was installed in the early 1900’s to usher in the era of talking pictures under a ceiling of the most stunning Art Deco murals completed by John Gabriel Beckman. 24 karat gold stars add to the feeling of Hollywood glamour that still seems to infuse the whole building but they’re mere icing on the cake when you consider all the history the Casino has been a part of since it was completed on May 29, 1929. It was then, and still is, one of the most important buildings on Catalina Island & I really enjoyed learning about it through my hosted ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour with @visitcatalinaisland. 90 minutes flew by way too fast for me and I was glad I’d opted for the longer tour over the 45 minute version. I could have lingered up here for 90 minutes alone. From where I took this photo, I could even see bright orange Garibaldi fish swimming in the deep teal waters of the Bay and a lone seal poked its head out as if to say “hello 👋🏼”. 2019
CATALINA ISLAND BLOG POST IS UP! 🌊 You’ll find a step by step itinerary with links to everything we did and more.  Activities for everyone (babies/toddlers/kids & adults). Where we ate lunch & dinner (even what we ordered). Where we stayed. How we got there. Everything. Even photos of the trip that I haven’t shared!  Seriously the perfect escape with your family, adventure with a friend or a romantic couples getaway.  Head to the link on my bio to read all details and if you have any questions about the itinerary or activities, comment below!  So, when are you going to Catalina? Now you have zero excuses. I made the planning for you 😊 Comment below who you’d take!  @VisitCatalinaIsland @catalinachamber  @catalinaexpress  #sofiaskylartravels  #voyagersincatalina #catalinazipline #catalinaexpress #catalinaisland #pavilionhotel #catalinaaerialadventure #avalongrille #wrigleycentennial #catalinaislandgetaway #catalinaislandtrip #catalinaislandbound #discovercalifornia #californiafun
During my hosted press trip to Catalina Island, I checked out two options I can recommend for you in terms of places to stay when you @visitcatalinaisland. Both are bookable via their web site. . The first, represented by the first photo in this carousel, is Mt. Ada. The former home of William Wrigley Jr. and his wife when they were on the island in the 1900s, it receives the first light each day and the last. I think it has the best view on the island and room reservations come with an embarrassment of riches in terms of added amenities; such as a complimentary golf cart for the duration of your stay (normally $50/hr), complimentary golf at the island’s course, a credit at the island’s spa, in town dining credit, a 24 hour complimentary Butler’s Pantry with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as snacks, two meals a day and so much more. It is a @forbestravelguide award winner and a true gem of a property that I’ll be booking for a special occasion trip to Catalina if I have my way. . Right in town, less than 100 steps from the beach, is The Pavilion Hotel, represented by the second photo of what looks like a tropical oasis. This motel-style property, meaning you enter the rooms from outside, is laid out a lush garden. It has a fire pit for maximum warmth factor on those cold nights when you still want to hang out with the friends you travel with as well as nightly wine & cheese hour complimentary for all guests. I had conversations with quite a few staff members and watched them always treat guests with the utmost kindness. It’s a very friendly property with a location ideal for those who want to be right in the heart of it all. . And they’re both just a short ferry ride away from Los Angeles on the @catalinaexpress. Thank you @catalinachamber for hosting the #voyagersincatalina together with the above named entities this week. As always, and particularly when I’m not paid, all opinions are my own! . . . #visitcatalinaisland
Bye Catalina ✌🏼 it’s been amazing. As you can see, Sofia is sad to leave too, haha.  After 10 years living in LA I finally made it to the island, it’s so easy to get here with the @catalinaexpress (about an hour ride) and it’s SO CUTE I really don’t know why I hadn’t been here before. But we will def be back soon!  Traveling with a 14 month old is no joke, her motto right now is “can’t stop, won’t stop”. She hates to be held, and when she has to be held she is constantly squirmy which makes her extra heavy. She wants to RUN everywhere, but still can’t be independently walking around the street yet so you have to run after her (#cardioallday). She wants to touch anything dangerous (can’t keep my eyes off either) and she won’t sit down at a restaurant for longer than 10min.  HOWEVER I would not trade the travels for anything else in the world. And you can’t stop us, MUCH more to come and I’m SO excited.  Traveling gives me life, gives Sofia so much to learn from, she gets to explore ALL day from the world (best kind of learning) and gets to discover completely new things than what she sees at home. She gets a break from her regular routine and most importantly, we get a kind of time together that I don’t get anywhere else. It’s quality time. It’s family time. And most importantly, it’s memories we are building and it’s what life is all about.  Main tip for wild toddler mamas: pick baby/toddler friendly destinations, with plenty of activities, and Catalina is definitely one of them! 🥰  Ps: yes, the Pavilion hotel also provided us with a crib/pack and play and is super baby & kid friendly. And it’s at the most convenient location. In the middle of it all!  @VisitCatalinaIsland @catalinachamber  #sofiaskylartravels  #voyagersincatalina #catalinazipline #catalinaexpress #catalinaisland #pavilionhotel #catalinaaerialadventure #avalongrille #wrigleycentennial #catalinaislandgetaway #catalinaislandtrip #catalinaislandbound
What has European architecture and looks like a mini Riviera but happens to be in the USA? One of the Channel Islands! They are like a long string of irregularly shaped pearls laying off the coast of California varying in size and differing greatly in terms of development or lack thereof. It’s difficult to say which is the most well known since it depends on who you ask I think. But it’s Catalina Island, once known as Santa Catalina, that I spent time on this week at the invitation of @catalinaexpress, the @catalinachamber & @visitcatalinaisland on a press trip put together by my friend @kelleyferro to celebrate the #wrigleycentennial which is 100 years since William Wrigley Jr. fell in love with the island and purchased a controlling interest in what is now the Catalina Island Company. . Through a variety of hosted experiences and a tiny bit of free time, I enjoyed discovering the incredibly rich history of an island that has less than five thousand full time residents and less than 900 full size cars. The primary mode of transportation on Catalina is golf cart or electric smart car and it was on a self-guided golf cart tour that I discovered this home to the immediate thumping of my heart. I was in love. Turquoise is basically my favorite color — as it always reminds me of the ocean — and I loved it against the white in a style that was so reminiscent of my beloved Europe. This looks like a fusion of places I’ve seen in Spain, Italy and France. All of which seem to be present on the island in one form or another. So while my heart sometimes mourns being farther away from those countries now that I live in LA instead of NYC, this week, the longing was lessened by Catalina’s sublime charms. That charm and so many stories to come all this week. Can’t wait to share! . . . . #visitcatalina #visitcatalinaisland #visitcalifornia #catalinaisland #santacatalina #europeanvibes #houseportraits #voyagersincatalina
Hi girls, we are here 👋🏼😂 Sofia seriously has the cutest mannerisms. Her personality just melts everyone around. She couldn’t be more kind, friendly, flirty, funny, thoughtful, generous and wild.  We had lunch at @descansobeachclub the cutest beachside restaurant and bar in town (PS: if you stay at The Pavilion Hotel like us, you have free access to this Beach a club). And then went on an Undersea Expedition and saw Catalina’s abundant marine life. So fun.  As you know Sofia hasn’t had the best night sleeping week (although last night was the first night that she “just” woke a few times and went back to sleep, the “usual”, instead of just wanting to start her day at 4a like this whole past week 🙄) so we opted for these lower pace & toddler friendly activities, although we have not stopped since we got here! So much to do.  It’s funny because they say kids slow you down... I feel like she gives us SO much more energy, even on tired days. I guess because we have no other choice than to keep up with her 😜 toddler energy is no joke.  My outfit is by @shopreddress & Sofia’s is by @lillemons  @VisitCatalinaIsland @catalinachamber @catalinaexpress  #sofiaskylartravels  #voyagersincatalina #catalinazipline #catalinaexpress #catalinaisland #pavilionhotel #catalinaaerialadventure #avalongrille #wrigleycentennial #catalinaislandgetaway #catalinaislandtrip #catalinaislandbound #discovercalifornia #californiafun #travelingfamily #familytravels #familygetaway #travelingfam #travelingtoddler #babyjetsetter #babytraveler
Woke up, had early cozy breakfast by an outdoor fireplace at the Pavilion Hotel (where we are staying at) and went off to explore Catalina Island on a golf cart!  We drove along the coastline and explored the hills of Avalon, stopping at every scenic outlook with breathtaking views like these 😍  And yes. Catalina Golf Cart Rentals offers a car seat option too! Sofia had a blast.  Up next is the Wrigley Centennial 125th anniversary tour to learn about Catalina’s historic venues and attractions, this time, a narrated tour on bus.  Followed by lunch at Descanso Beach Club - which is what you see right behind us on the photo. A private beach with clear waters and white sand!  Many more activities after lunch. Follow along on stories and don’t worry, everything is being added to the Catalina Highlight and a blog post with a step by step itinerary and links is coming too!  Definitely a must do getaway if you are in #socal!  My romper is by @shopreddress  @VisitCatalinaIsland @catalinachamber @catalinaexpress  #sofiaskylartravels #voyagersincatalina #catalinazipline #catalinaexpress #catalinaisland #pavilionhotel #catalinaaerialadventure #avalongrille #wrigleycentennial #catalinaislandgetaway #catalinaislandtrip #catalinaislandbound #discovercalifornia #californiafun #travelingfamily #familytravels #familygetaway #travelingfam #travelingtoddler #babyjetsetter #babytraveler
On board and headed to Catalina Island with the @catalinaexpress to spend a couple family days exploring!! Its my first time visiting and I’m so excited!  It was a stressful morning getting everything done (work, packing, baby, last min details) and making it to the boat on time, especially after almost a week waking at 3/4am 🤪 but SO ready to enjoy the getaway!  Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing everything we are doing (including tons of kid/baby friendly activities that are fun for everyone). Any recommendations? Things we can’t miss?  @visitcatalinaisland @catalinachamber  Hat by @shopreddress  #sofiaskylartravels #voyagersincatalina #catalinazipline #catalinaexpress #catalinaisland #pavilionhotel #catalinaaerialadventure #avalongrille #wrigleycentennial #catalinaislandgetaway #catalinaislandtrip #catalinaislandbound #discovercalifornia #californiafun #travelingfamily #familytravels #familygetaway #travelingfam #travelingtoddler #babyjetsetter #babytraveler
Today: All Catalina Island residents can enjoy free admission. Must show proof of residency. Open till 5:00 pm
I had a wonderful time last week on Catalina Island, and am thrilled to share suggestions for a weekend away over on @thelagirl! Link in bio. Huge thanks to @visitcatalinaisland for hosting us. #visitcatalinaisland #wrigleycentennial @catalinaexpress
Did you know that the Catalina Island Country Club was the Chicago Cubs’ clubhouse when they held spring training on Catalina Island from 1921-1951? You can view this beautiful building on one of the Catalina Island Company’s new Wrigley centennial celebration tours. . . #catalinaisland #visitcatalina #centennial #wrigley #wrigleycentennial #chicagocubs #history #catalinahistory #catalinacountryclub
So much to learn about in the “Wrigley’s Catalina: A Centennial Celebration” exhibition. One section is dedicated to the S.S. Avalon & S.S. Catalina. Do you remember traveling to the island on either of those ships? If so, please share your memories in the comments.  The exhibition is open through January 19, 2020.
Fun Fact: The word “casino” is an Italian word meaning a "gathering place or place of entertainment," NOT the Vegas-y version with slot machines and poker tables. The Casino Ballroom on #catalina, which is the world's largest circular ballroom, will be the location for our #grooveisland "Roaring '20s" theme party to celebrate 100 years of the historic building! 🥂🍾 #wrigleycentennial #djs #groovecruise #edm #festivals #fallfestivals #festivalseason #housemusic #techno #trance #trancefamily #music #musicfestival #edmlife #edmfamily #plur⁣ #technomusic  #dancemusic #catalinawinemixer #catalina⁣
Have you visited our “Wrigley’s Catalina: A Centennial Celebration” exhibition yet? Stop in for a visit & pick up one of these awesome wooden pins in our Museum Store!
See Wrigley Field Ambassador & Chicago Cubs historian, Brian Bernardoni, at First Friday’s at the Catalina Island Museum tonight from 6-9 pm. Brian is an expert on the history of all of the fields the Chicago Cubs have had and played on, including Catalina's own Wrigley Field. He will be giving a slideshow lecture about the Cubs and may even give us a sneak peek new Catalina Club being added to Wrigley Field in Chicago! Brian will have his 2016 World Series ring to show during the event. The evening also includes hotdogs and ballpark snacks, a baseball art project and a chance to enjoy our new exhibition "Wrigley's Catalina: A Centennial Celebration." . . #catalinaisland #visitcatalina #catalinaislandmuseum #worldseries #chicagocubs #worldseries2016 #worldseriesring #flythew #wrigleyfield #wrigley #wrigleycentennial #catalinahistory 📸 @bluewater_gypsy
Special exhibition "Wrigley's Catalina: A Centennial Celebration" is open now through January 19, 2020.
Congratulations to Mt. Ada on their 2019 @forbestravelguide 4 Star Rating! This beautiful bed & breakfast, perched high above Avalon Harbor, is the former home of William Wrigley, Jr. and wife Ada. . . #mtada #forbestravelguide #catalinaisland #visitcatalina #wrigley #wrigleymansion #islandgetaway #luxuryhotel #bedandbreakfast #catalinasunset #sunset #island #wrigleycentennial 📸 @arivera74
In honor of our Wrigley Centennial Anniversary we are now showcasing original menu items from 100 years ago! We kicked off the celebration with a delicious 4 course meal in the breathtaking Dining Room at Mt Ada. We drew inspiration from the color palette of Mt Ada’s interior and the 1920’s, resulting in a dreamy sea of blue and pastels! Stay tuned for more culinary and historical celebrations on Catalina Island ✨
The El Encanto building was the showpiece of William Wrigley Jr.’s early California flare in Avalon. Opened in 1933, the El Encanto was the Santa Catalina Island Company’s effort to preserve the traditions and culture of old California.  The building and its activities radiated the spirit of early California, and with the assistance of the island’s growing Mexican-American community, the El Encanto brought old California to life for thousands of visitors each season.  Today, @islandspacatalina blends 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor bliss into the island’s only experiential spa. Amenities include nine treatment rooms, luxurious lounges, private suites, Jacuzzi, soaking pool, dry sauna, eucalyptus steam room and expansive relaxation deck with beautiful ocean views.  Photos courtesy of the @catalinamuseum  #wrigleycentennial
Fun Fact: The word “casino” is an Italian word meaning gathering place or place of entertainment.  The Sugarloaf Casino, built by Wrigley in 1920, proved too small for the island’s growing population. As a result, in 1928 the Sugarloaf Casino was torn down and the steel structure was moved to Avalon Canyon to be used as an aviary at the new bird park. The site was prepared and construction of Wrigley’s new Casino began.  Architect Sumner A. Spaulding and William Webber designed the building at Wrigley’s request with a ballroom over a movie theater in the Moorish Alhambra style with Art Deco fixtures, furnishings, and artwork. The construction of the building lasted 14 months with crews working around the clock.  John Gabriel Beckman, a well-known artist best known for his work at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, was hired by Wrigley based on a design rendering submitted by Beckman with a distinctly Greek theme. His design later evolved to reflect the underwater surroundings of the island and regional historical landscape motifs. Beckman and a team of artists worked day and night for three weeks to create the murals in time for the grand opening.  The casino building opened to much fanfare on May 29, 1929. Extensive opening ceremonies for the building lasted several days.  Today, Catalina Casino hosts three walking tours—Discover the Casino, Behind the Scenes Casino and Twilight at the Casino. Avalon Theatre shows first-run movies nightly at 7:30 pm. If you arrive an hour early on Friday and Saturday, you can hear a performance on the theatre’s original 1929 Page Pipe Organ.  #wrigleycentennial #tbt
William Wrigley Jr. decided to visit the island with his wife, Ada, and son, Philip, in 1919. He realized the island’s potential and wanted to be the sole owner of Catalina Island. 🏝 He started constructing his home overlooking Avalon in 1920. The building site was chosen by Wrigley for its amazing views because the site received both the earliest morning and the latest evening sun.  The home, built in a Georgian Colonial style, was finished in December 1921 and included six bedrooms, a drawing room, billiard room, sun room, dining room, office, and terrace porch. Wrigley named his home Mt. Ada for his wife, Ada Foote Wrigley.  Today, Mt. Ada is a Forbes Travel Guide 4-star hotel. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Its six en suite guest rooms, cozy den with bar and fireplace, comfortable living room and other common areas offer a relaxed ambiance reminiscent of a private residence. The spectacular terrace offers sweeping views of Avalon Bay and is a great place to enjoy a meal or spot one of the island’s bald eagles soaring on the breeze.  #wrigleycentennial 📸 Photos courtesy of the L.A County Library
@discovertwoharbors served as the backdrop for more than 200 motion pictures and has been transformed numerous times from an island in the Pacific to North Africa, Tahiti, and the American Western frontier. 🌴 Other Polynesian-island-set films such as Rain, The Mutiny on the Bounty, Captain Calamity, Sadie Thompson and Isle of Destiny were shot in the 1930s. 🎥  As a nod to its past, Harbor Sands at Two Harbors offers rustic-style furnished palapas that are roomy enough for small groups, yet intimate enough for couples to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing day at the beach. 🏖 📸 Photos courtesy of @catalinamuseum and Austin's Historical Archives  #wrigleycentennial . . . . . #catalinahistory #history #twoharbors #visitcatalinaisland #santacatalinaisland #catalinaisland #islandlife #islandliving #islandgetaway #26milesacrossthesea
After the fire of 1915, The Banning Brothers wanted to recover their losses and started planning the construction of the Hotel St. Catherine. Settling on Descanso Canyon, the hotel was built and opened for the summer season of 1918. It was demolished in 1966. Today, @descansobeachclub (DBC) and Catherine's Terrace now stand where Hotel St. Catherine once stood.  One of the last private beaches in California with public access, DBC offers high-end amenities such as private cabanas, chaise lounges, and gracious and attentive staff. 🏖 Catherine's Terrace is a premier venue, perfect for your next corporate meeting, social event or wedding.  Fun fact: DBC is home to the @realcatalinawinemixer 🍷  #wrigleycentennial
Visitors have been exploring Catalina’s rugged interior ever since Phineas Banning’s first stagecoach rides in the late 1800s. Today, tours such as the East End Adventure take a modern twist by trading the horse-drawn carriage for an open-air, biofuel H1 Hummer.  #wrigleycentennial
Love this. @visitcatalinaisland #visitcatalinaisland #wrigleycentennial #paddleboards #avalon
The Catalina Island Company has been sharing Catalina with the world since the late 1890s when the company built the first roads into the island’s rugged interior and began offering guests exciting rides on horse-driven stagecoaches. 🐎 This year, we celebrate our #wrigleycentennial commemorating 100 years since William Wrigley Jr. bought the island and the company from the Banning brothers in 1919.  In honor of our history, we will be showcasing how Catalina Island has been transformed into a world-class tourist destination. 🏝  When the Banning Brother’s purchased Catalina Island, their first construction project was to build the dance pavilion which is now home to Pavilion Hotel. 🌴 The round pavilion in 1892 was built to provide musical concerts and dancing for visitors. 👉 Swipe right and take a step back in time ⏳
Morning shadows. @visitcatalinaisland #wrigleycentennial #visitcatalinaisland #shadows #travelphotography #travelwriter
This, ladies and gentlemen, is Frankie from Avalon. @visitcatalinaisland #visitcatalinaisland #wrigleycentennial #avaloncasino #avaloncasinoballroom
My newest Cubs sweatshirt just in time for St. Patrick's Day.  #chicago #cubs #108years #wrigleycentennial #stpatricksday #nomoreoldstyle