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Savor 'The Best of Winter' on Catalina Island

Big savings on getting there and staying there on a midweek night are part of this Avalon-awesome deal.

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    Savor 'The Best of Winter' on Catalina Island
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    Big savings on getting there and staying there during the middle of the week are part of this Avalon-awesome deal, which is on through March 2018.

    ISLAND GETAWAYS... are frequently seen on the covers of magazines come the wintertime, but with our day-to-day, go-go-go, and ever-embiggening list of gotta-dos, entering the world of that particular magazine cover can seem as implausible as actually finishing our errand list. But, here's the true and bright side of this: We often do reach the bottom of our must-dos, and sometimes, getting to an island in wintertime is easier than we think, especially if the island in question is in California and especially if there's a deal on to treat those calling upon its fabled shores during the colder months. And...

    CATALINA ISLAND... is one such picturesque place, one that gives travelers a chance to spend the night and daytrippers plenty to do. And beckoning those travelers with a tempting deal, one that's on through March 2018? It's the Catalina Express, the company that whisks people to and from the island over the ocean waves, and Paradise Hotel Partners, the outfit that helps make overnight stays enjoyable ones. The two companies have partnered on the "Best of Winter" packages, which are all about savings on both your ferry rides and your midweek bed-down time on the island.

    "NEARLY 20 AVALON HOTELS"... are participating, and your package will include overnight accommodations, transportation to the island and back to the mainland, and continental breakfast. Oh yes, and "upgrades available" is the good word. Some hotels may have their own thing — Aurora Hotel is also doing milk & cookies in the evening — so ask when you book, if you'd like to know everything that's part of the package wherever you choose to stay. The price? It starts at $295 for double occupancy.