Ever spent a day noodling, without a care, around the sands of Avalon and Catalina Island? Few outings are more pleasant, and few excursions around Southern California prompt the following question as often: "What is it like to actually live here?" While the only true way to answer that is to, well, live on Catalina Island, you can spend a pretty fall afternoon touring six different casas, each boasting their own vibe, particular views, and aesthetic.
That's pretty tempting for home tour fans, Catalina buffs, and lookie-loos alike, but here's one more temptation: The famous Tuna Club of Avalon is the location of the welcome reception, giving tour goers a chance to take in one of the island's most historic and best-known buildings. Keen to buy a ticket? Remember you'll need to buy passage to and from the island, too. As for booking your tour spot, you can start here: http://www.cimcfoundation.org. That's the web site for the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation, the organization and beneficiary behind the event.