1. Stroll around the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens
Check out a beautiful ode to the island’s famous founding father. William Wrigley, Jr. (yes, the gum guy) is responsible for the development of Catalina, and the garden and memorial that carries his name is one of the most beautiful spots on the island. It’s about a 30-minute moderate hike from the beach (you can also get up to it by renting a bike, or via golf cart—more on that in a bit), and once you’re there you’ll be immersed in a 37-acre botanical garden focused on plants endemic to California and the Channel Islands, and a tower overlook built from quarried rocks culled from the island itself.