1-hour rite of passage: Catalina Island Ferry
Onboard: The ride from the busy mainland to sweet Catalina is as classic a Southern California pleasure as screaming on the Matterhorn
or eating a Double-Double at In-N-Out. For the true experience, take the original ferry route from San Pedro to Catalina’s
unofficial capital, Avalon. Four of the fleet’s eight vessels are high-speed catamarans.
On land: Soak up the sun on Descanso Beach, rent a bike (from $8/hour), or try a guided kayak trip ($48). From $35; catalinaexpress.com