Mediterranean life in Southern California is easily found just 22 miles off of the Southern California coastline. Here you will find Catalina Island, the playground of Hollywood's Golden Era is home to historic buildings like the Catalina Casino, The Inn on Mt. Ada, and Wrigley Memorial Gardens. While Avalon, the main town of the Island is a well-known destination, just 12 miles northwest as the crow flies is the little town of Two Harbors, a more rural yet equally picturesque locale. The Island offers a variety of accommodation from boutique spas to budget friendly bed and breakfasts the ferry ride from the ports of San Pedro, Long beach, Newport Beach, and Dana Point make the Island extremely accessible, even if you don't have a boat. Of course I am prone to the tucked away corners on the Island like Fisherman's Cove and Catalina Harbor, which are more removed from the beaten path, but if you are able to swing a trip, the little coves are well worth the effort. Here are some of my favorite spots from around the Island from my last trip there. Be sure to scroll through for a little wanderlust inspo!