1. Stroll around the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens
Check out a beautiful ode to the island’s founding father, William Wrigley, Jr. (yes, the gum guy), who was responsible for the development of Catalina. This garden and memorial is one of the most beautiful spots on the island—it’s just about a 30-minute moderate hike from the beach, but you can also there by renting a bike or via golf cart (more on that in a bit). At the memorial, you’ll be surrounded by 37 acres of botanical gardens that flourish with plants endemic to California and the Channel Islands—there’s a great view from the tower overlook, a structure built from quarried rocks culled from the island itself.