Catalina Island, California audio tour: Avalon City Tour

About the Tour

Welcome to Catalina. My name is Matthew and I am one of the 4000 residents of Avalon. Being a local I get asked a lot of questions. Do you live here full time? How expensive is it? What is that large house up on the hill? Why does everyone drive around in golf carts? How can you have a casino that doesn't allow gambling?

Along with historians, authors, and other passionate locals, we will walk the streets of Avalon to answer these questions and more. You'll learn the stories behind our town and its famous landmarks from the people who live here.

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Island Buddy

My name is Matthew and I am your Island Buddy. I am a local of Catalina and have been answering questions about it for the better part of two decades. Come walk around town and let me share its rich history with you through my buddies.

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Major Landmarks

  • Catalina Casino

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts at the Wrigley Fountain, a large tiled fountain in downtown Avalon. It is located at 400 Crescent Ave, in-between Leo's drug store and Lloyd's Candy.

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Places to stop along the way

Chamber of Commerce, bathrooms

Best time of day

Any time, day or night


Avalon is immensely safe to walk around in, day or night. Your biggest concern will be watching your step and for traffic. As you listen to and follow my voice, be aware of your surroundings and uneven walkways. Watch for bikes, pedestrians, cars, tour busses, or any other obstructions in your way. Headphones make it easier to immerse yourself in the tour but they limit your ability to hear surrounding noise.

We do not assume nor hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or injury caused by this tour as well as any liability resulting from the use of this software.


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