Destination guide

The majestic setting of Catalina is ready to explore

The mountains and desert create a pretty picture of Catalina. This city's shopping, restaurants and sporting events attract many visitors, and its romantic and welcoming location add to the charm. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Catalina

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Catalina a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stone Canyon Club (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Golf Club at Vistoso (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Pusch Ridge Golf Course (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Mt Lemmon Ski Valley (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • El Conquistador Golf Course (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Oro Valley Aquatic Center (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Catalina

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Catalina is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Catalina State Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Catalina State Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Biosphere 2 (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Coronado National Forest (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Pima Canyon Trail (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Finger Rock Trail (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Catalina

The nearest airport is in Tucson, AZ (AVW-Marana Regional), located 19.3 mi (31 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Tucson, AZ (TUS-Tucson Intl.), which is 25 mi (40.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Catalina?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,584 vacation rentals near Catalina. From 681 Houses to 460 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Catalina for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Catalina?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Catalina:

  • Rancho Vistoso: 148 vacation rentals
  • Starr Pass: 63 vacation rentals
  • Dove Mountain: 39 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 213 vacation rentals
  • Palo Verde: 78 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Catalina?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Catalina. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Arizona: 494 vacation rentals
  • Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club: 1,650 vacation rentals
  • Starr Pass Golf Club: 1,603 vacation rentals
  • Mt Lemmon Ski Valley: 1,411 vacation rentals
  • La Paloma Country Club: 1,656 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Catalina listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Catalina?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 681 Houses in Catalina. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Catalina include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 460 rentals available
  • Villas: 12 rentals available
  • Cabins: 44 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Catalina?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,053 vacation rentals with pool available in Catalina. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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