SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wineries welcomed people to their tasting rooms as the state’s $145 billion tourism industry started gearing up as hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums were allowed to reopen.
With COVID-19 cases in the state still growing, the tourism industry is trying to balance how to implement safety measures to control a pandemic without ruining the fun.
Hotels will limit people lounging by pools and attractions will require masks.
Some places are choosing to go at a slower pace than the state has set, like the culinary mecca of San Francisco, which brought back outdoor restaurant dining Friday. Hotels there will not receive tourists until August.