For an overnight stay in Catalina, I didn't want to pack a lot since you have to carry your luggage onto a ferry, and then roll it a few blocks down to your hotel once you get to the island. Less was certainly better than more when dealing with this scenario. Once I arrived, the skies were clear, the sun was setting, and it was simply breathtaking on the island.
I will say two things about Catalina: a one day visit is plenty of time, and prepare for food that isn't all that. While I loved every moment of this cute little island, there isn't a ton to do but relax, and I certainly don't recommend for kids. Sip some coffee, walk around, take some pics... oh, and enjoy the ferry ride both ways!
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