Tourism Officials Welcoming Visitors To The Desert Despite Damage Inflicted By Tropical Storm Hilary

GREATER PALM SPRINGS, Calif. August 23rd, 2023. Visit Greater Palm Springs  has  issued the following statement following Tropical Storm Hilary’s trek through the Coachella Valley:

We are so proud of the resilience our community has shown following this weekend’s tropical storm and extend a heartfelt thank you to our first responders and everyone who worked tirelessly to help those in need during and after the storm. We also want to thank our local cities for their excellent preparedness planning leading up to the storm.

Tourism is the #1 industry in the Coachella Valley, and our airport, hotels, resorts, restaurants, and attractions have been working overtime to make sure their guests have a safe and memorable visit.

On behalf of the nearly 50,000 hospitality workers, we extend a warm welcome to all visitors as they return to the breathtaking beauty of our Southern California oasis. Our hotels, resorts, attractions and restaurants are ready to welcome you back.


Editor’s Note:  Any visitors to the Coachella Valley will have to come in via Highway 111 through Windy Point in Palm Springs from Interstate 10 eastbound.  There are still road closures along Gene Autry Trail and Indian Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, and Vista Chino and Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City, and the I-10 eastbound exit ramp at Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway remains closed for annual maintenance through August.   It is set to re-open on Friday Sept 1st at 10 a-m.

Woman with hat lounging lazily in a swimming pool.

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