Exploring Catalina Island | Orange County Anniversary Idea

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To celebrate our 2 year anniversary, I decided to book a small trip to Catalina Island. We had never been there together, but it was where I was when we first started talking to each other. We had an amazing time there! This is just a small recap of our day!

Catalina island is located in Southern California. We got to the island by boat. There are several boating companies that offer to take you there but we decided the Catalina Express would be the best option because of it’s freedom to choose when you want to go to the island and come back. These boats will typically port from various places in orange county such as Newport, Long Beach, and Dana Point.

The first thing we did when we got on the island was run to go grab some for and a golf cart! The golf carts are great because they allow you the freedom to explore the island quickly vs walking everywhere and if you’re on a tight timeframe, you’ll want to rent one of these! We stopped at many different places to enjoy the views including lovers cove, Mt. Ada or the Wrigley Family hotel, and Wrigley Botanical Garden.

After returning the golf cart, we went on a submarine ride around lovers cove! The submarine ride was incredible because they actually bring the fish to you! They go to the cove where the fish hoard around the submarine while the submarine company feeds them fish pellets! It was such an amazing experience. They even let us go on top of the submarine afterwards.

After the submarine ride, we went to the ECO zip line tour! On this tour, they take you down 7 zip lines! Katie and I are both such a fan of zip lining and we enjoyed every second of it. I chose the zip line tour based on the tour that was closest to sunset because I knew the view would be amazing and it did not disappoint.

We finished up our anniversary date with dinner at Antonio’s Pizzeria & Cabaret. Katie was craving Italian food and heard that the day old spaghetti was to die for! It didn’t sound as appealing to me, but she really enjoyed it. I was just as happy with my chicken fettuccine Alfredo! Delicious!

If you’re looking for an anniversary idea in orange county, you should definitely consider Catalina Island. There is so much to do there!


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