Catalina Island sits surrounded by the Pacific Ocean , 26 miles off the Southern California Coastline. It’s only tiny seaport town is magically called Avalon, just 1 square mile. One can walk to virtually everything (there is also taxi service) including the Avalon Ballroom in the Wrigley Casino where the JazzTrax Festival has been held each October since 1987 and Descanso Beach where each JazzTrax Weekend before heading UP into the historic 1929 Avalon Ballroom, first begins with an Unplugged Thursday Concert on Descanso Beach Under the Stars.
It’s a tourist town, the Island Southern California’s primary boating destination thus Hotels everywhere and most recently modernized while retaining the Catalina old time charm. A couple Bed & Breakfasts including the historic Inn on Mt. Ada (original Wrigley Mansion).
There are the Mediterranean Style fabish Villa’s of Hamilton Cove who’s rental includes a kitchen and a golf cart for scooting back and forth to town. There are many in town Home Rentals. Amortize your festival weekend accommodation costs by sharing a rental home with friends or other couples, including full kitchens even as there are tasty Island restaurants everywhere in town. JAZZTRAX FESTIVAL RESTAURANTS PAGE
There’s even Herman’s Gulch Campground should you bring your pup tent, dirt cheap or if you are the other end of the spectrum and sailing or powering your BOAT over, check with the Harbor Master for a weekend slip. The harbor has taxi boat service, right to the Avalon Ballroom.
But these are the official JazzTrax Festival Hotels. These are the Hotels who have long supported our event. We encourage you to look here first because these JazzTrax friends will pamper and make your Island weekend a pure delight.