IG: JESSIKAMAE ❤ TWITTER: JESSIKAMAE_ Catalina is a great place to do a weekend get-a-way when living in So Cal. The Catalina Express is the only ferry that lets you take dogs. You just either need a muzzle on your dog or to put him/her in a travel tote. There were definitely less options avaiable for pet friendly hotels. The Holiday Inn Catalina Resort was ok....shuttle drivers were very nice but we had a complaint at the front desk and I feel on a customer service level it could have been handled better. So from that I would probably give the place 2 stars and wouldn't recommend friends to stay there. Not to mention our room had a dirty towel in the drawer and don't think our bed spread was washed.
The submarine was cool although I definitely got nauseous and claustrophobic =P I get motion sickness easy so if you are the same I would suggest skipping the submarine. However really cool to see the fish!