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Popular Attractions: Are They Open?

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in Travel Advice March 19, 2020

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Disneyland and Disney World

All Disney theme parks, water parks, and resorts have officially been closed through March 31st. Don't expect them to open right back up though. Disney is following state and federal guidance, and those restrictions are unlikely to change so soon. Get the latest updates from Disney.


Las Vegas Casinos

The governor of Nevada has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses for 30 days, starting on March 17th. This includes all slot machines, casinos and attractions. Many resorts have closed temporarily, including The Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor, Excalibur, Wynn Las Vegas, and Encore. Caesars Entertainment has closed all North American properties until further notice.


Times Square in NYC

While you can still visit Times Square, non-essential businesses have been ordered to close. Additionally, non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned. Restaurants and bars are closed for dine-in services, although you can still get delivery and take-out. For the time being, Times Square has been relegated to the status of "ghost-town" with no word on when normal operations will resume.


The Grand Canyon

Following new guidelines from the White House and the CDC, the National Park Service is modifying operations for facilities and programs that cannot adhere to this guidance. Outdoor spaces will remain open to the public whenever possible. See the full statement from the NPS


Yosemite Park

Yosemite National Park has been closed to all tourists until further notice. Only residents and National Park Service employees will be exempt from this closure. Visit the NPS website for more information and future updates.


Santa Monica Beach

While the Santa Monica Beaches remain open, parking lots have been closed. Furthermore, state officials are encouraging all residents and tourists to stay home and to maintain appropriate social distancing whenever outdoors. See the full press release


Miami Beach

All beaches are closed until further notice. Beachwalks and baywalks will remain open for pedestrians only. Bicycles, scooters, skateboarding, in-line skating, roller skating, motorized means of transportation, and any other mobility devices (except for wheelchairs and other motorized means of transportation used by disabled persons) are prohibited. Commercial lodging establishments have also been required to close until further notice. Get the latest updates at the Miami Beach coronavirus page.


Myrtle Beach

While many businesses and attractions in Myrtle Beach have been temporarily closed, the Beach itself remains open along with city parks and other open spaces. All indoor spaces are closed to the public until further notice. For a full list of closed businesses, and for future updates, see the Visit Myrtle Beach coronavirus page

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