Explore Catalina and Santa Cruz Off the Coast of California

 

New Yorkers may head to the Hamptons to get away, but when Californians need some R&R with a little adventure mixed in, they sail to the Channel Islands. The archipelago, which parallels the state’s southern coast, is a low-key oasis of laid-back life. Here’s a look at two of the area’s eight islands worth exploring: Catalina Island, home to the charming beach town of Avalon, and Santa Cruz, a rugged, uninhabited isle. More>>

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