These destinations have transformed into centers dedicated to fighting the pandemic.

COVID-19 continues to ravage the hospitality and tourism industry—and throughout the pandemic, travel companies and destinations across the U.S. have been stepping up and pitching in however they can. These 10 types of destinations have been especially dynamic, transforming into COVID testing centers, and some are even now expanding into serving as vaccination sites. From the currently closed “Happiest Place on Earth” to a collection of luxury resort properties in American territories abroad—here are some of the most unconventional places to get tested and vaccinated to help fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Beach Clubs

Just 26 miles off the coast of southern California is Catalina Island, a picturesque island escape. Beginning in December of 2020, individuals in the healthcare industry and first responders on Catalina Island began receiving their vaccinations at Descanso Beach Club which is normally a popular seasonal beach destination that draws thousands of visitors per week.


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