If you are in the LA area and want to escape the hustle bustle of your daily routine then, Santa Catalina Island is the place to be. It’s a tiny little paradise, 30 miles off the coast of California, which makes you feel like you are in a private tropical island right in your backyard. The first time we visited Catalina was for our first Valentine’s Day together. We wanted to have a romantic time together without having the hassles of planning a vacation. So we packed our tiny little bags and jumped on an hour-long boat ride to the island.