COVID Pandemic Devastates San Francisco Tourism; Visitor Spending Dropped By $8 Billion In 2020It didn't take much to notice the devastating impact the COVID-19 outbreak had on the usually vibrant San Francisco tourism industry in 2020.
Travelers Booking Sonoma Co. Destinations For A Post-Pandemic Getaway Close To HomeAs the pandemic appears to wind down, many are expecting a surge of travel from the long-quarantined masses. A lot of people, however, may want to keep those travel plans closer to home for any number of reasons. For Bay Area destinations like Western Sonoma County, that could mean a significant rebound in 2021.
Yosemite National Park Extends 'Firefall' Viewing Through WeekendOriginally, the firefall "season" was due to end on Wednesday, but because of the high interest, the park has extended the viewing arrangement until Sunday, February 28.
Hurt By The Pandemic, Santa Maria Valley On Central Coast Paying Tourists To VisitFor officials in the Santa Maria Valley on the Central Coast, it was a wake-up call to develop a plan to help the local businesses.
Pandemic in Paradise: 'Paychecks From San Francisco Get Spent in Hawaii'COVID-19 stay-at-home accommodations allow many workers the freedom to do their jobs from anywhere and Hawaii business leaders are targeting Silicon Valley employees with visions of spending the pandemic in paradise.
Glass Fire Update: Roads Closed, Outages, Foul Air: Wine Country Businesses Spared By Flames Suffer Huge Economic HitThe Glass Fire in Napa County is having a profound impact on local wineries and those who depend on the visitors they attract. Some have been devastated by it, while most have been untouched. Still, everyone is being affected by it.
Santa Cruz Closes Out Summer Season In Pandemic DoldrumsThe summer season in Santa Cruz is ending much the way it began, with closed beaches.
Tahoe Residents Fed Up With Tourists, Trash-Littered Beaches; Protest PlannedSouth Lake Tahoe residents fed up with the trash-littered beaches and the constant stream of tourists flowing into Lake Tahoe despite the pandemic plan to protest this weekend to demand officials do more to handle the influx of visitors.
At Least 123 Visitors To Nevada Test Positive For COVID-19 In Recent Weeks; 46% From CaliforniaAt least 123 visitors to Nevada tested positive for the coronavirus while visiting the state in recent weeks or shortly after returning home, according to state health data.
Hawaii Delays Quarantine Waiver Over Rising COVID-19 Cases In California, MainlandHawaii's governor said Monday he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19.
California Woos In-State Travelers Stuck At Home Due To COVID-19Californians starved for travel aren’t welcome in New York and can’t land in Europe because of the surging coronavirus outbreak in their home state so they are being wooed by local tourism boards promising safe and clean lodging, dining and sightseeing.
New Commercial Aims To Draw Tourists To Carmel, Even As COVID-19 Cases SurgeThe city of Carmel-by-the-Sea has unveiled a splashy new ad inviting tourists back to the coastal town just as coronavirus cases have spiked across California.
Pacifica, Half Moon Bay Asking Out-Of-Town Beachgoers To Stay Home On 4th Of JulyThe mayors of Pacifica and Half Moon Bay have a message to all out-of-towners: If you don't live here, stay away this Fourth of July.
Sonoma Co. Businesses Get Ready To Welcome Tourists In Need Of An EscapeSonoma County is now open for leisure travel and businesses are scrambling to get ready under the new COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Guerneville Residents Wary as Tourist Influx Tests Social-Distancing DemandsFor business owners in downtown Guerneville, this weekend should be the kickoff to the summer tourist season. This year, that's something a lot of locals are not interested in.