A woman spends a moment in reflection near the shore on Avalon, Calif.
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New things on Santa Catalina Island

A woman spends a moment in reflection near the shore on Avalon, Calif.

A woman spends a moment in reflection near the shore on Avalon, Calif.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

The beach in Avalon is packed on a recent Monday with sunbathers, swimmers, paddle boarders and a pick-up water polo game.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

“The Pink Ribbed Seaform Set” is part of the Chihuly exhibit at the Catalina Island Museum.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

This work, titled “Mille Fiori,” is blown glass and steel and is a part of the Chihuly exhibit at the Catalina Island Museum.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

The Catalina Island Company provides tours.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

The expanded Catalina Island Visitor Center is located on the Green Pleasure Pier.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

The Lobster Trap restaurant has a new exterior mural.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

The Avalon Fit Trail at Kid’s Park offers a mix of cardiovascular and strength equipment.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Action Flyboarding offers the adventure it’s named after.

 (Action Flyboarding)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Action Flyboarding in action.

 (Action Flyboarding)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Zip Line Eco Tour in Descanso Canyon, beyond the city’s Avalon Casino landmark.

 (Catalina Island Company)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Catalina Aerial Adventure in Descanso Canyon, beyond the city’s Avalon Casino landmark.

 (Catalina Island Company)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Catalina Aerial Adventure in Descanso Canyon, beyond the city’s Avalon Casino landmark.

 (Catalina Island Company)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Catalina Climbing Wall in Descanso Canyon, beyond the city’s Avalon Casino landmark.

 (Catalina Island Company)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Catalina Climbing Wall in Descanso Canyon, beyond the city’s Avalon Casino landmark.

 (Catalina Island Company)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Cyclone Sea Adventure is a high-intensity speed boat ride that whisks passengers out to sea on a 35-minute tour.

 (Cyclone Sea Adventure)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Lunch at Mt. Ada features a view of Avalon Harbor and the Avalon Casino.

 (Rosemary McClure)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Harbor Sands is the new sandy beach at Two Harbors.

 (Catalina Island Company)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Harbor Sands, the new sandy beach at Two Harbors, is seen in the evening.

 (Catalina Island Company)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Paddleboarding is one of the activities at Harbor Sands.

 (Catalina Island Company)
New things on Santa Catalina Island

Paddleboating is one of the activities at Harbor Sands.

 (Catalina Island Company)
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