Here’s a Valentine’s Day idea that’s tailor-made for lovers. Grab your sweethear and take a trip to romantic Santa Catalina Island. Just 22 miles across the sea from Southern California, the tiny island is awash in amorous deals.
For starters, The Aurora Hotel is offering two nights, round trip ride on the Catalina Express, breakfast for two, a bottle of Champagne, half a dozen roses an even free taxi transfers while on the island. (includes boat ride, accommodations and extras). The hotel just came out #1 on TripAdvisor’s 2013 Traveler’s Choice Awards. Package prices start at $639 plus tax. Throw in a cozy couple's massage for only $175. The deal is good throughout February 2013. Book online at www.auroracatalina.com or call 310-510-0454.
The Avalon Hotel is also offering a great deal that includes your trip across the sea, two nights, breakfast, Champagne, roses, and taxi transfers for $650 plus tax., This one also got top ratings on TripAdvisor.
The Pavilion Hotel’s lover’s escape starts at $299 and includes one night in a premier accommodations, Champagne and strawberries, a special amenity gift for her and a romantic dinner at the Avalon Grille with a Chef's tasting menu. This one’s good from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, 2012, call 855-220-1458 to book your spot. FYI: you have to get your own way over to the island from either Long Beach, San Pedro or Dana Point. Best bet is to go to www.catalinaexpress.com or call 800 995-4386. For $15 you can upgrade to the Commodore Lounge (cupid recommended) and enjoy complimentary beverage and snack in an intimate lounge environment.
About Catalina Island
Catalina Island's clear blue waters and Greek-isle scenery combine to create a tiny Shangri-La of quaint streets lined with boutiques, romantic restaurants and lots of seaside ambiance. This laid-back island town is chock full of places to eat, drink, shop. Catalina has a wealth of natural and cultural resources, unique animals and plants found nowhere else on earth.
Sightseeing opportunities abound with scorted tours around town, adventure rides into the interior, jeep eco tours, hummer rides, to zip lines, rock climbing and undersea adventures. Independent activities are plentiful, camping, hiking, snub, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, spa treatments, beach lounging, golf, motor boating, parasailing, fishing boat rides down the coastline and more.