You’ve left the busy city behind, enjoyed the delightful boat ride to the island,
and now it’s time to RELAX…
You’re on Island Time!
Get a massage, facial, pedicure, or anything your heart desires – choose the treatments of your choice at one of our delicious spas: Island Spa (with purchase of a treatment you can lounge around the pool all day, if you like!), A Touch of Heaven, or Island Breeze.
Beach Cabanas: Don’t feel like scoping out your space on a crowded beach with kids running past and spraying sand all over you RIGHT after you’ve just oiled up with sunscreen? No worries. Rent a cabana for the day at the Descanso Beach Club and enjoy pampered service.
How about a nice stroll? Though there are many routes we can guide you to depending on your energy level, a nice go-to is up and over Mt. Ada. Walk through town, admiring the cute homes in Avalon and head up the incline towards the old Wrigley Mansion. Stop and admire the beloved pets resting eternally in our town’s pet cemetery. Be sure to give your love to Chloe, our hotel “mascot” until her passing in 2013 (she’s in the back area, upper right side). Once you reach the top of the incline, you’re breath will be taken away by the lovely viewpoint at the base of the Inn at Mt. Ada (the old Wrigley Mansion) and further around the bend at what is referred to as Three Palms vista. Head downward into the industrial section of Avalon and stop at the Buffalo Nickel to refresh with some food and drink. If you’re feeling done with the walking, no worries! They shuttle their patrons into town for free. Otherwise, keep walking along Pebbly Beach road and enjoy the crystal clear waters along the roadside, and about ten minutes later you’ll find yourself back in the heart of Avalon.
Rent a golf cart, take the Garibaldi bus for $1 or make the 40-minute beautiful walk to visit the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. Enjoy the serenity of this peaceful environment.
Electric bikes are a great way to cruise around town and the hillsides without too much exertion!
Perhaps some mellow sight-seeing beckons? We suggest taking the Glass Bottom Boat tour (40 minutes in the crystal clear waters of Lovers Cove Preserve) and/or the Avalon Scenic Tour (50 minutes), which offers postcard views on this narrated bus tour through the historic streets of Avalon. We can book either tour for you, just ask!
Soak up the sun by renting a Beach Package from the hotel front desk (includes beach chairs, an umbrella or mat, and beach towels) and spend the day beach side. Mmmmmm… yes, please!
How about a little people watching? Grab a waffle cone ice cream from Big Olafs and pick your spot on one of the many bench seating areas along the main street in Avalon to spectate.
Go cruise the coast by renting a little motor boat from Joe’s Rent-A-Boat on the pier.
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy! You’re on island time.