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Need Help with Itinerary

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Need Help with Itinerary

Staying at the Marriott Newport Coast Villas March 13-20. We are 3 adults and 2 children ages 11 and 16. Will there be anything interesting for the kids? Also what is the weather like in March on the Island? wIll it be a distance from where we are staying and how do we get there? I know many questions but we are total newbies to the area. Any info would be appreciated. As we only have a week we don't want to waste anytime trying to figure out what to do while we are there.

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1. Re: Need Help with Itinerary

Well weatherunderground.com can show you historic averages. And yes one can hike and zipline and go around on golf carts as well as snorkel and dive with wetsuits and there is some submarine boat ride

You can take the ferry from two spots to Catalina so do read the things to do section.

Irvine, California
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2. Re: Need Help with Itinerary

There's great activities for kids that age. My favorite is the glass bottom boats. People these days like the zip lines. Avalon is a nice small town on the water where you can just split up and explore the town if that's what you need at that point of your vacation.

Look up the Catalina flyer, which is the boat that leaves from newport harbor. It's a shirt drive from the hotel.

Personally, I love Catalina but do not think it is worth the money or the full day out of your trip.

Toronto, Canada
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3. Re: Need Help with Itinerary

The weather in Catalina in March can be very cool. The average temperature is 61.2..at night it can drop to a low of 48. The record high is 90 degrees so you could get lucky! I was there in September (the warmest time) and I needed a sweater in the evening.

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4. Re: Need Help with Itinerary

Hi Extrom!

I like Catalina but, frankly, I don't think there anything much to do there that you can't see or do near where you are staying. I just don't think it's worth taking a full day out of your trip to go there in March. Too cold to swim.

British Columbia...
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5. Re: Need Help with Itinerary

Thanks everyone for your input. Much appreciated. I think Catalina will be a pass this time around.

Catalina Island...
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6. Re: Need Help with Itinerary

Check out www.catalinachamber.com or call 310.510.1520 and talk to a Visitor Services expert re Catalina Island!

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