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Things to do in Channel Islands

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Channel Islands. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Channel Islands attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Channel Islands to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Channel Islands.

  • Dive Among the Channel Islands

    Where It Is: Sometimes called “the North American Galapagos,” this chain of eight islands lies 150 miles off the coast of southern California, roug... More
  • Island Packers

    This tour operator offers 60-minute cruise tours of California's Channel Islands. They'll take you to Anacapa Island and ferry you back when you’re... More

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