Avalon, Santa Catalina Island
Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, just might remind you of the Mediterranean, thanks to the lush vegetation, hillside homes and beautifully clear waters. The only incorporated city on the island, it was first developed into a resort town by George Shatto. Droves visit Avalon each year for the outdoor activities, small shops, art galleries, restaurants with incredible views of the water, and more. Thanks to the temperate climate year-round, it’s a great place to explore whether it’s June or December.