Catalina Island offers numerous attractive and spectacular spots to make the most of your vacation. The elegance and calmness offered by this amazing island attracts tourists from all over the world. If you happen to be on Catalina Island on a rainy day, here are some exciting ideas to enjoy your vacation rather than spending the day doing nothing.
Casino Walking Tour
The Casino building, which was opened in the year 1929, is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of Catalina Island. So take a stroll through this amazing building and enjoy the marvelous experience it offers. The Casino walking tour takes you back to a time when bands were big and popular, and to the era, when movies were not so trendy.
Casino walking tour is available to the visitors twice everyday and it extends for about 40 minutes. The Avalon Theatre inside the Casino has a massive screen and it still shows many famous movies to the visitors. You can also catch a short film at the Avalon Theatre, which depicts the history and origin of the Casino building and its connection with Hollywood.
Don’t forget to visit the Casino Ballroom, a venue where some of the world-famous musicians and big bands have performed. “Romance Promenade” of the ballroom offers an elegant view of the Avalon and is considered as the most romantic spot in Catalina. You could also find a classic 1929 pipe organ and incredible Art Deco murals in the theatre.
Behind the Scenes Casino Tour
The Behind the Scenes Casino Tour takes you 80 years back into the glorious times of music bands. This tour offers you a chance to walk through the dressing areas and back halls, where Hollywood legends and world famous musicians prepared for their performances.
This walking tour gives you access to the backstage areas, which were not open to the public for more than 70 years. You could explore the green rooms, editing rooms, and stages, which were used by famous celebrities such as Cecil B. DeMille, Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, and Benny Goodman. This tour is also offered twice daily and it extends for about 70 minutes.
In addition to these tours, plenty of special packages are also offered by the elegant Hotel Metropole, which will keep you entertained and thrilled even on a rainy day. The excellent and friendly services offered here will make you feel relaxed and calm.