Oku akunakuba nguCatalina.



Ndinemibono emibini yeSiqithi saseSanta Catalina, apho, ukuba i-1958 i-Four Preps ibetha i-single ilungile, i-26 yeekhilomitha ukusuka kunxweme lwaseLong Beach.

Umbono wam wokuqala yayikukuba iCatalina yayiluhlobo oluthile lwepaki yokonwabisa okanye elunxwemeni elunxwemeni. Okwesibini yayikukuba yayiyindawo enqabileyo-enje nge-Angel Island eSan Francisco Bay - kunye neehotele ezimbalwa kunye neeresityu ukubonisa impucuko.





Ndandingakulungelanga oko ndakubonayo xa isikhitshane sasingena kwiZibuko laseAvalon.

Ndandithe ngqo kwezo ntaba zimgama. Kodwa ezantsi emanzini kwakukho imiqolo nemiqolo yezakhiwo, umbala kunye nokwakheka kwazo kwakufana neposikhadi yaseGrisi. Le dolophu yayilandela igophe lendalo lendawo enamanzi acwengileyo ezaliswe ngamakhulu amaphenyane. Le ndawo yayinelanga, intle kwaye idlamkile.



Kodwa kufanele ukuba bekukho itumente enkulu yegalufa eyenzekayo, ndacinga, kuba kwakukho iinqwelo zegalufa kuyo yonke indawo.

Malunga neepesenti ezingama-85 zabemi besiqithi abangama-4,000 okanye ngaphezulu abahlala eAvalon (abemi basehlotyeni banda malunga neepesenti ezingama-50, ngenxa yabakhenkethi kunye nabasebenzi bonyaka ababasebenzelayo). IAvalon yiparadesi yolwandle ehlangeneyo, apho iYurophu idibana neHollywood yakudala ngokwesitayile kwaye phantse yonke into ikuluhlu lokuhamba kakuhle, kungoko iinqwelo zegalufa (wonke umntu eAvalon uvunyelwe inqwelo yegalufa enye; uluhlu lokulinda ukuzisa iimoto kunye neelori kwiSiqithi. Ubuncinci buyiminyaka eyi-15 ubude). Izitrato zimxinwa, kwaye izithuthi azivumelekanga kwiindawo ezininzi ezisecaleni kwamanzi, iivenkile kunye neendawo zokutyela, ezinceda ukugcina umoya ucocekile, izandi zendalo kunye nendawo iphila nabantu.



I-Catalina inembali ende yokuba yindawo yokubaleka ngempelaveki yaseHollywood kunye ne-well-off, ilifa elifunyanwa sisiqithi kodwa lifuna ukwandisa. Yintoni eyayifudula iluhambo lweentsuku ezimbini ukuya kwezintathu ngoku kulula ukuyolula ukuya kwiveki (okanye ngaphezulu, ukuba ufuna ukuhlola ingaphakathi kwaye, mhlawumbi, ukhubeke kumhlambi weenyathi).

Ukutshintsha kwezokhenketho



INkampani yeSiqithi saseSanta Catalina-eyeyosapho lakwaWrigley, eyona nto yayiqhele ukuba yeyaso sonke isiqithi - yenze uphuculo olukhulu lwabakhenkethi kulo nyaka uphelileyo. Inkampani yenza umdlalo omkhulu kubantu abangakwaziyo ukuthenga uhambo oluya eYurophu.

Igxininisa imisebenzi emininzi kunye nobomi basebusuku kunokuba kubonakala kunokwenzeka kwidolophu encinci. Imisebenzi emitsha ibandakanya iZip Line Eco Adventure, ephuma ezintabeni ukuya elunxwemeni (incwadi kwangaphambili, njengoko iqhele ukupakishwa).



Kuba iAvalon ilele kwindawo ekhuselekileyo ejonge kumhlaba omkhulu, ayinalo ulwandle olunesanti yendalo. Akuyongxaki, njengoko i-Avalon yakha eyakhe indawo elunxwemeni elungele abantwana kumda wamanzi. Emantla ekude, edlulileyo iCasino yembali (endiyifumeneyo, ithetha indawo yokuqokelela ngesiTaliyane, hayi indawo enkulu yokufumana iziselo zasimahla ngelixa ulahlekelwe zinkulu ezimbini), inkampani isandula ukuzisa iKlabhu yaseDescanso Beach entsha, enecabana zabucala elunxwemeni lwesanti emhlophe. . Umntu unokugqiba ukhenketho lomgca we-zip kwaye ahambe malunga neeyadi ezili-100 ukuya kwisitulo segumbi lokuphumla njengomatrasi olungileyo.

Esi siqithi sikwabonelela ngeendlela ezahlukeneyo zokutyelela ngaphakathi kwelizwe kunye nohambo lwamanzi, kuquka i-Undersea Tour kwi-submarine yesiqingatha (cinga i-Finding Nemo ride kwi-Disneyland kunye neentlanzi zangempela), i-parasailing, i-glass low boat tour, kunye ne-Flying Fish Boat Trip, apho ubani afumana ubungqina bokuba ngokwenene intlanzi inokubhabha. Ukuqala ngo-Agasti, iindwendwe zinokuhamba kumgangatho wolwandle kwisuti yokuntywila kwi-Sea Trek Undersea Adventure.

Olunye uphuculo lwenkampani lubandakanya ukulungiswa kweHotele yePavilion, kunye nomlilo womlilo, i-lounging yangaphandle eyandisiweyo kunye nokutya (kunye nesidlo sakusasa se-continental kunye newayini emva kwemini kunye noshizi).

Indawo yasebusuku

Ngobuninzi bokwenza ngelixa ilanga liphuma, umgangatho wobomi bobusuku bedolophu encinci wawumangalisa. Umculo ophilayo uzalisa umoya, owahlulwe phakathi kwekaraoke engxolayo kunye neebhendi zepro live (uSpencer Gimmie Some Lovin 'Davis kuthiwa uhlala eAvalon kwaye ngamanye amaxesha uhlala kunye namaqela ahlukeneyo). Kukho iiklabhu zokudanisa ezaneleyo (zama i-Chi Chi Club emva kwe-10 ebusuku) kunye nemivalo ejikelezayo (i-Marlin Club yeyona ndawo indala kwaye mhlawumbi ibha yebhari e-Avalon) ukugcina abaninzi abantu bepati bevuya.

Iindawo zokutyela ubuncinane zilingana nemivalo kuzo zombini umgangatho kunye nenkonzo. Abantu baseAvalon banobuhlobo-ngakumbi ekuthetheni ngembali yesiqithi. I-buffalo burger inencasa njenge-swordfish kwi-Avalon Grille entsha- zama i-Oreo enzulu eqhotsiweyo ukuze ufumane izimuncumuncu.

Ifayile ye-ahi kunye ne-Angus kwi-Catalina Country Club iphantse yafana nobisi lwenyathi (inkulu yaseCatalina kwinyathi). Ukutyelela emva kokutya kwi-bar kunyanzelekile, apho i-Chicago Cubs memorabilia ihlobisa iindonga. Abaphantsi kweWrigleys, iCubs ibambe uqeqesho lwasentwasahlobo eCatalina iminyaka emininzi ukusuka ngo-1922 ukuya ku-1951.

I-Casino liqhayiya zembali kunye novuyo Avalon. Ngexesha leqela elikhulu, abadlali abanjengoBenny Goodman kunye no-Count Basie badlale amawaka kumgangatho womdaniso omkhulu wehlabathi. I-downstairs ihlala i-Avalon kuphela i-theater - i-1,184-isihlalo esihle sokuphosa umva ukuya kwiintsuku apho yaqala khona ifilimu yokuqala yokuthetha yehlabathi, I-Jazz Singer. Enye ifilimu isadlala veki nganye, itshintsha rhoqo ngooLwezihlanu. I-Casino Tour yaba yindawo ephezulu emangalisayo yohambo.

Ngenxa yoko, olu hambo lulonke lwaba yindawo ephakamileyo emangalisayo.

Ukuba Uyahamba

UKUFIKA APHO: I-Jet Blue inikezela ngenani leenqwelomoya ukusuka e-Oakland ukuya kwisikhululo seenqwelomoya saseLong Beach, uhambo olukhawulezayo lokuya eCatalina Ferry (i-65 yeedola ezijikelezayo ukusuka eLong Beach Harbour).
INDAWO YOKUHLALA: I-Pavilion Hotel 513 Crescent Ave., 800-322-3434. Ihotele isandula ukulungiswa inamaxabiso aphakathi evekini aqala kwi-5 ngobusuku.
INDAWO YOKUDLA: Avalon Grille 423 Crescent Ave., 310-510-7494, www.discovercatalina.com/ #/avalon-grille/. Iquka umxube omhle wokutya, ukusuka kwi-buffalo burgers ukuya kwi-swordfish kunye ne-steak, kunye neentlobo ezibalaseleyo ze-appetizers kunye nezimuncumuncu; Catalina Country Club 1 Country Club Drive, 310-510-7404. Inokhetho olumnandi lwenyama yenkomo kunye nentlanzi, kunye nebha enkulu ekhethekileyo kwiicocktails zobisi lwenyathi.
INTO ONOKUKWENZA: I-Zip Line Eco Tour ukusuka kwi-$ 89, i-Flying Fish Boat Trip ukusuka kwi-$ 18-$ 24, i-Casino Walking Tour ukusuka kwi-$ 14.25- $ 19, i-Sea Trek Undersea Adventure (ukuqala ngo-Agasti) ukusuka kwi-$ 69-$ 89, i-Undersea Tour ukusuka kwi-$ 28-$ 41.75, i-Glass, i-Glass I-Boat Boat Tour esuka kwi-$ 13.75-$ 18.50; 310-510-8687; www.VisitCatalinaIsland.com . Parasailing Catalina ukusuka -; 310-510-1777; www.parasailingcatalina.com .
IINKCUKACHA EZITHE VETSHE: www.VisitCatalinaIsland.com , www.CatalinaChamber.com .




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