(Rancho Mirage, CA) – December 17, 2020 – 'Tis the season for giving back close to home. With stay-at-home orders in place, what better time to discover and support all things local? As part of its Love Local campaign, the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau launched lovelocalGPS.com. The landing page, which aggregates opportunities in one place, makes it convenient to explore ways to support and give back locally.


There are many ways to “Love Local” in Greater Palm Springs:

  • Purchase gift cards or gift certificates from local merchants to use now or later.
  • Stay in. Take out. While local restaurant are closed to indoor and outdoor dining in accordance with the state’s regional Stay Home Order, support them by ordering takeout, delivery or curbside pickup.
  • Local retail establishments and shopping centers are currently operating at 20% capacity with required social distancing and face coverings. Your purchase of locally made goods or from independently owned businesses supports local retail.
  • When you contribute to the Hospitality Workforce Relief Fund, you provide support to families experiencing financial hardship.


Local businesses in Greater Palm Springs, too, are joining efforts to “Love Local” during this holiday season. With a variety of fundraisers, toy drives and food drives, they are lending a hand and spreading cheer within the local community.


Visit lovelocalGPS.com to explore how to “love local” in our nine-city oasis.


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About Love Local

"Love Local" is more than a call to action—it’s a movement that inspires residents and visitors to support our community of restaurateurs, shop keepers, artists and makers. To discover all the unique gems that set our destination apart, whether it’s a thrilling outdoor adventure, a culinary indulgence, a health and wellness escape or a discovery of the arts. To shop, dine, hike, play, gift and love local. Because to know them is to love them.


About Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism marketing agency for the nine-city Southern California oasis of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. With a mission to positively affect the destination’s $7.5 billion tourism economy and quality of life for its citizens, the CVB serves more than 3,000 business partners, providing sales, marketing and promotional efforts targeted to potential leisure travelers and event, meeting, and convention group markets.


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