Catalina Day Tripping
The Vagabond Inn is located in the heart of what’s happening. Remodeled, comfortable and guest friendly we are here to serve you. We thrive on repeat business and word of mouth so you are treated like family when you stay with us. There are so many day trips that spawn from the lobby of the Inn, it’s impossible not to want to take them all. If you are visiting the area as a tourist, consider taking a picnic and an excursion to Catalina Island for the day.
We are so tickled you found The Vagabond Inn amongst all the choices in the area. We have to give credit to our SEO Services which helped you locate us when perusing the possibilities of San Pedro. To make your stay as comfortable, productive and fun filled as possible, we assist you in planning adventures. There is so much to do and we can give you the best recommendations since we are old timers to the area and take pride in the beauty of California.
Wake up early to a sunny west coast morning and enjoy our inclusive continental breakfast before taking the Vagabond Inn’s shuttle to the Sea and Air Terminal located at the San Pedro Harbor. If you prefer to use your rental car, parking at the terminal is available for an all day pass costing only $17, but . . . our shuttle is free. Upon your return from a venturesome day, we are waiting out front to get you back to the Inn for a relaxing evening. Tip: Leave the driving to us so you can continue to lap up the day carefree.
We will call The Catalina Bistro, located at the terminal, so they can prepare a gourmet picnic lunch. It will be arranged in a convenient, lightweight day pack and ready for you when you arrive at Pier 95. You choose your gourmet goodies from a menu offered in our lobby, and we call it in. Leave the pack in Catalina at one of several deemed locations and be hands free for the rest of your visit around the island.
Santa Catalina Island
This little piece of heaven is only twenty-two miles long and eight miles wide, but packs more into a small area than places ten times its size. Catalina appeals to the outdoor enthusiast with rugged to mild hiking trails, beautiful gardens, water sports and parks. You can wing a trip around the Island on your own or take advantage of the many tour operators who show you the places you might miss when going solo.
If you prefer to get your thrills indoors, casinos and gambling halls complete with top name entertainment are within an easy grab. Making reservations ahead of time is advised to get the best value for your money. Talk to the staff at the Vagabond Inn when making your room accommodations with us and we’ll get you set up.
For the hiking enthusiast choose between strenuous trails like the Avalon to Black Jack trek, or Hermit Gulch Trail Loop. The Black Jack is an all day affair that only those in excellent shape, and for those who are physically ready, the payoffs are big. The incredible solitude and serenity easily guides you into a state of bliss with amazing views of Pacific ocean blue.
For those who still like a challenge, but not a total take down go for the Hermit Gulch Trail Loop, which is moderate, but still offers views that take your breath away. If you want to see the back country try an off road jeep tour. If neither of these ideas appeals to the visitor, biking or a round of golf on a some of the greenest fairways in the world.
If you want to cruise the shops in harbor village you’ll find the ordinary to the extraordinary, and won’t want to leave without a keepsake of your time on Catalina. Don’t forget that picnic.
The Botanical Gardens has nearly thirty-eight acres that overlooks Avalon Bay. You can’t lose.
Among other activities you can choose from are museums, the ghost tours in Avalon, city historical tours on a Segway, try some zip lining, harbor activities that include boating, and when in season, whale watching.
The list goes on and you’ll find that a single day on Catalina Island may not be enough. As a guest of the Vagabond Inn in San Pedro we invite you to take in as much as you can and just give us a call to let us know you would prefer your return shuttle postponed to the next day.
Santa Catalina Island should be a bucket list destination for everyone. Be sure, of course to make the Vagabond Inn your home base. We look forward to seeing you.