San Francisco Officials Announce Police Deployment Aimed At Protecting TouristsOfficials in San Francisco on Monday announced plans to increase police foot and bicycle patrols in areas heavily traveled by tourists to safeguard visitors who might be targeted by thieves.
COVID Reopening: Monterey Sees Surge in Visitors Ahead of State ReopeningWith hours to go before California's grand COVID reopening, major tourist towns like Monterey are already seeing a sharp rise in visitors ahead of the June 15 timeline.
California Gov. Newsom Unveils Vaccine Vacation Incentive As State Funds Tourism Industry RevivalCalifornia is urging its citizens to help jump-start the economy on the eve of the state's reopening with a call to spend their vacation dollars in the state, while announcing help for the state's tourism industry and a new vacation incentive for people to get vaccinated.
As Tourism Returns, Vehicle Break-Ins Rising In San FranciscoWhile tourism is beginning to make a comeback in San Francisco, another unfortunate trend is rising along with it: vehicle break-ins.
COVID Recovery: Memorial Day Weekend Brings Crowds Back To San Francisco Tourist SpotsThe big crowds in San Francisco this Memorial Day weekend signal an upward trend in the economic recovery from more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions and closures, according to local tourism experts.
Wine Country Sees Surge of Memorial Day Weekend VisitorsIn Napa Valley, there is relief that COVID-19’s grip may be coming to an end. As a result, a lot of people are treating Memorial Day weekend as a kind of spring break from the pandemic.
COVID: Low Case Numbers, Reduced Restrictions Have San Francisco Edging Towards NormalityWith COVID case counts low, vaccination rates high and a couple of major sporting events happening, San Francisco residents and visitor were enjoying a new sense of normal Friday.
Californians Urged To Vacation In State As Tourism Officials Seek Reopening ReboundCalifornia tourism leaders are urging residents to spend their pent-up travel dollars exploring their home state, as coronavirus case numbers stay low and the industry reels from a 55% decline in revenue.
COVID Tourism: 3 Vegas Casinos Fully Opening After 80% Worker VaccinationsSome Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said Tuesday, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.
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.