Here's the California vacation you've been waiting for.

By Stacey Leasca
June 15, 2020
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Palm Springs is ready to welcome guests once again.

The famed Southern California vacation destination is slowly opening its doors just in time for summer travel, but not before announcing a few new health and safety precautions to ensure everyone stays healthy.

On June 12, the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) launched the “Greater Together, Safer Together” pledge in collaboration with Greater Palm Springs tourism businesses in an effort to show its commitment to increased health and safety protocols. So far, the pledge has been signed by more than 200 local businesses including hotels, restaurants, and iconic destinations.

“We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to our cities, and we want them to feel confident that our tourism partners have taken every precaution to ensure a safe and healthy stay,” Scott White, president and CEO of the Greater Palm Springs CVB, said in a statement. “This pledge unites our cities and our communities around that assurance, and gives us a clear benchmark for sanitation standards, which is our absolute top priority.”

The pledge includes the promise of each business doing a “detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan,” and a promise to “train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them.”

The pledge also promises that those signing on will implement individual control measures and screenings, disinfecting protocols, physical distancing guidelines, and do their best to “stay informed of and implement the latest best practices.”

“After spending a few months in self-quarantine, we think many people may welcome a break from their own homes to see new spaces," Jeff Miraglia, chief creative officer of the CVB, said in the statement. "Additionally, we know that when travel resumes, travelers are seeking places where they can enjoy nature and outdoor recreation, which our desert valley has in abundance."

Still not convinced a Palm Springs trip is for you? Just check out the new music video, “Find Your Oasis,” celebrating local artists and popular attractions throughout the Greater Palm Springs area, proving it to be the perfect place to take a social distance vacation this summer.