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10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

Oct. 12, 2011, 12:51 p.m.
Catalina Island

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Catalina Island, Calif.

Los Angeles may be known for its traffic, but just a ferry ride away sits Catalina Island, a place where cars are restricted and golf carts rule the streets. About 1 million tourists visit this rocky island each year, and although visitors can’t drive a car, they can bike, kayak, parasail, swim, zipline and scuba dive. California does allow a very small number of registered cars on Catalina, but there is currently a 14-year waiting list to own a car there.