Living in southern California for most of my life, I have spent a few weekends in Avalon, Catalina. It’s only a short 1-hour boat ride from Long Beach, but it seems like a world away. I love that it is so small and everyone gets around on golf carts. It definitely seems like a less stressful life than living in other parts of southern CA. Either way, it is a great place to relax and enjoy some free time.