California Is Open for Business
It’s hardly a secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the travel and hospitality industries. Many would-be travelers planning vacations have postponed their trips, if not canceled them outright.
Nevertheless, California — with all of our magnificent beaches, fantastic weather and endless sunshine — remains open for business. And we’d still love for you to pay us a visit.
Here’s just some of what’s open and ready to welcome you on your visit to San Diego.
First Things First: Stop the Spread
California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide mask mandate. In short: Individuals in public not wearing masks are subject to citation and possible fines. So make sure you pack some comfortable, quality face coverings to bring with you. The science is in: Masks are a simple way for us all to protect each other. In addition, proper soap-and-hot-water handwashing and social distancing should always be practiced.
Now that you’ve got your mask, you’re ready to head out. Here’s where to go now:
- Restaurants: As of August 1, drive-thru, takeout, and delivery service can operate up to a full 24 hours. Indoor dining is currently on pause.
- Farmer’s Markets: Avail yourself of some field-fresh west coast produce.
- Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation: What better way to social distance than by enjoying the great outdoors? This includes fishing charters.
- Shops: San Diego is home to many retail establishments you simply won’t find anywhere else, so treasure-hunting is encouraged.
- Community Pools: Go ahead — cool off with a refreshing dip.
- Outdoor Museums, Gallery Spaces: Many art spaces in California have opted to take advantage of the spectacular weather and remain up and running in open-air settings.
- Beaches: As of now, all of San Diego’s spectacular sunny beaches are open and ready for visitors.
Open for Outdoor Operations
Since San Diego has such spectacular weather, many businesses have opted to move operations outside. And why not? The following are all permitted to operate, as long as they can do so in outdoor or open-air settings:
- Gyms and Fitness Centers: California is famous for its outdoor iron-pumping. Now even more gyms are getting in on the act.
- Styling Salons: Need a trim? Or maybe you’d like to return home as a totally new you? We’ve got your back.
- Therapeutic and Beauty Services: Massage, nail salons, cosmetology, skin care, and more.
- Racetracks, Off-Track Betting, and Card Rooms: Gaming? You bet.
- Family Entertainment Centers: Includes bowling alleys, arcades, and other fun zones.
- Movie Theatres: Why not catch a favorite at the drive-in?
- Bars, Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries: There’s something special about enjoying a refreshing beverage al fresco style. These establishments are allowed to stay open so long as they serve food with their drinks.
- Golf Courses, Parks, Boating, Tennis, etc.: If it’s outdoors, and you can easily maintain social distancing, it’s most likely still open, so feel free to enjoy yourself.
Unfortunately, not everything is able to safely open. The following are not able to operate safely, and are therefore closed:
- Dine-In Restaurants: Any restaurant that cannot operate with outdoor seating must remain closed for now.
- Theme Parks: Reopening soon, but closed as of August 1.
- Live Theater: Currently dark.
- Nightclubs: Public dancing is still encouraged, however.
- Concerts: The music will return. For now, concert venues cannot operate safely.
- Festivals: Sadly, a lively festival is a crowded festival.
- Saunas and Steam Rooms: Due to the closed-room nature of saunas, they must remain closed until further notice.
- Live Sports: We love a good day in the stands, too. But our teams really pack ‘em in, so they’re a no-go until it’s safe.
- Indoor Family Fun Centers: Laser tag, ball pits, trampolines — all fun, but on-hold for the time being.
- Schools and Universities: Distanced learning will be the norm until we’re able to ensure the safety of students and faculty.
Days Inn Is Ready to Welcome You
We’re not just open — the entire team at Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle is committed to going above and beyond in order to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests. We’ve taken several measures that exceed hospitality-industry best practices for sanitation. These include, but are not limited to:
- We have improved our already-stringent standards for cleanliness in all guest rooms.
- All team members will wear appropriate face coverings at all times. Guests without masks will be provided with complimentary face coverings.
- Floor decals have been installed to delineate appropriate distancing.
- We have increased the frequency of disinfecting contact surfaces (such as front desk check-in counters, bell desks, lobby tables and chairs, elevators and elevator buttons, door handles, public bathrooms, room keys and locks, ATMs, escalator and stair handrails, and dining surfaces and seating areas).
- All indoor and outdoor seating in public areas, pools, and restaurants has been redistributed to accommodate social distancing between each family group.
- All cleaning agents and disinfectant products are EPA-approved and are of the highest efficacy available in the market, including electrostatic sprayers, which are used in all indoor spaces.
- Hand sanitizing stations are positioned at the lobby entrance, outside of public restrooms, and the restaurant.
As always, your safety is our #1 priority. If there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more comfortable or convenient, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to help, and we’ll all get through it together. If you’d like to know more about how we’re keeping our guests safe, feel free to check out the Days Inn COVID-19 Information Page.