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Avalon, Catalina Island’s main town, hugs the coast. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
We all scream for ice cream at Dessert Island on Crescent Avenue in Avalon. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
A kayaker noses into the Casino Boat Dock Cafe in Avalon. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
Their (model) ship has come into the House of Wood, a curio shop on Crescent Avenue in Avalon. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
The Inn on Mt. Ada hass an eagle’s eye view of the harbor at Avalon on Catalina Island. The Georgian colonial mansion that once belonged to the Wrigleys is a six-room luxury hotel. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
An epidemic of island fever sweeps Luau Larry’s on Crescent Avenue in Avalon. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
Catalina’s own stairway to heaven at the Inn at Mount Ada. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
Pedestrian friendly Crescent Avenue is Avalon’s main thoroughfare. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
The tall ship Exy Johnson sets sail from Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
Although it has no gambling, Avalon’s Casino is a Catalina landmark, housing a movie theater and ballroom. The name in Italian means “gathering place.” (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
Flip’s Saltwater Bar and Grill, on Catalina Avenue in Avalon, promises to have “the only sushi bar between Los Angeles and Hawaii.” (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
Harbor lights at the break of dawn in Avalon. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)