Sunday, October 23, 2016

Catalina Island, CA

Top: Old (Similar & better for Fall) // Jeans: Zara // Handbag: Tory Burch - Similar // Shoes: Hinge

This is the second post of my recent vacation with my mom, sister, and our best friend. We spent five days in LA and took a day trip to Catalina Island. It's an hour boat ride from Long Beach, so it basically took us almost two hours to get there from LA. You can go for the day or spend a long weekend there. 

My mom had been wanting to go to Catalina Island for so long. We didn't make it during our last time to LA, so I made sure to add it to our itinerary. I'm SO happy we did because it was absolutely beautiful and so much fun! There aren't many cars on the island, you either walk or rent a golf cart. It takes like 15 years to get a license there, crazy! But there isn't a need for a car or much room for cars to fit. We rented a golf cart to take a tour around the island, which was so much fun! We took a ride all around the island and drove up through the mountain. There are so many cute houses on top of the mountains and such  a beautiful view at the top. I wish I would have gotten pictures, but we didn't have much time before we had to turn in our cart. The rest of the day we walked around the island. There are several restaurants and shops to get souvenirs. 

A couple of restaurant recommendations are Mi Casita -great Mexican Food, Descanso Beach Club -lunch only, it's right on the beach so you can lay out and get a cabana or lounge chairs. It was too cold when we went, but it looked heavenly to lay out and eat lunch there, definitely next time! Blue Water Grill is seafood and it's right on the water.  

I highly recommend making a trip out to this island. It didn't even feel like California, it felt like some caribbean island or something. It's very peaceful and laid back, which is a nice change from LA. There are some really cute boutique hotels to stay at with spas ; ). Definitely making a trip back there soon!

More to come on vacation! Thanks for stopping by!

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