Spring Romance Getaways on the Island of Romance

Catalina Island Offers Visitors Special Packages and Discount Rates April 1 – June 15, 2006

AVALON, Catalina Island, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ — Catalina Island has always been known as “The Island of Romance,” and now visitors can experience the romance while taking advantage of a great package.

This spring, the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce is offering Spring Romance Getaways. Visitors can take advantage of great deals and special discounted packages from more than a dozen properties on Catalina Island, the only island resort in Southern California.

Spring Romance Getaway packages include round trip boat transportation, accommodations, and may include other bonus gifts such as free champagne and chocolates, spa treatments, sightseeing tours and complimentary breakfast (packages vary by hotel). Rates for rooms and packages start as low as $154 per person. Offers are valid from April 1 through June 15, 2006, with some exclusions (may vary by hotel).

Catalina Island, located just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, is easy to get to and offers an array of exciting activities and special events throughout the spring, including:

* Every Wednesday & Saturday — Jewels of Avalon Tile Walking Tours
* 4/22 Earth Day Celebration
* 5/6 12th Annual Catalina Island Rugby Festival
* 5/13 1st Annual Catalina Island Hoe-Down
* 6/3 19th Annual Silent Film Benefit
* Conservancy Summer Naturalist Programs (various dates — June through
Labor Day)

The Mediterranean charm of Avalon, the island’s only city, offers a romantic setting quite unique. Many of the hotels have in-room “romantic amenities” such as fireplaces, whirlpool Jacuzzi tubs, private balconies and ocean views. And although the weather is warm enough to enjoy all the land and sea activities that Catalina has to offer, the ambiance this time of year is relaxed and romantic.

For complete details and a list of all the Spring Romance Getaway packages on Catalina Island, contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (310) 510-1520 and request a free brochure.

For more information about Catalina Island, including transportation, hotel availability, activities, and special events, visit www.CatalinaChamber.com or call the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at 310-FIVE-TEN-FIFTEEN-TWENTY (310-510-1520) to request a Visitors Guide.

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