When you feel like you want to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax on a getaway island, trek to Catalina Island. Located a short distance west of Los Angeles, California, this island is accessible by ferry or private boat. Needless to say, seafood options are the fare du jour in many sunny spots on the island. Also easy to find are Southwestern, Latin American, Asian-inspired, Italian and grill-type restaurants. In keeping with the health-conscious style of the Southern California area, many restaurants on the island offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices. The mood and style at many restaurants tend to be casual and friendly. Gentle breezes, mild temperatures, and stunning ocean views soothe the soul while delicious food nourishes the body. What's not to love?