Swing into action
At Catalina Aerial Adventure in a eucalyptus grove a short walk from the casino, you can swing from trees and balance on logs and ropes ($49.95 per person). For even more adrenaline-inducing thrills, sign on for a two-hour Zip Line Eco Tour (rates start at $119 per person). 877-778-8322.
Wind down at the Catalina Island Brew House, a microbrewery, bakery, café, and espresso bar. Grab a table on the shaded patio and enjoy an artisan flat bread and craft beer brewed on-site. 310-339-8085.
Change of scenery
If you’re here in the summer, grab your luggage, check out of your hotel, and board the Cyclone shuttle for the 40-minute boat ride to Two Harbors. $15 one way. 877-778-8322.
Check in for the night at the 12-room Banning House Lodge, the only bed-and-breakfast in Two Harbors (campsites and two villa rentals are also available). Built in 1910, the former hunting lodge has simply furnished rooms, friendly service, and incomparable views of the isthmus. 877-778-8322.
From Banning House, walk less than a half-mile to the oceanfront Harbor Reef Restaurant for fresh seafood, burgers, and steaks. 310-510-4215.