Beach towns fear they won’t survive a summer of COVID-19

BETHANY BEACH, Del. — It’s noonish on a Friday in mid-July and this quaint beach town is bubbling to life.

A steady parade of cars crawls alongside the two-block long jumble of shops and restaurants leading to the beach. Face-mask-wearing couples, families and clutches of young women stroll down wide, brick-accent sidewalks in leisurely intervals.

And Mango’s, the town’s trendy beachfront restaurant, already has drawn a handful of patrons to its 348-seat dining area and 70-seat patio.

Not bad for a mostly sunny beach day in the time of coronavirus.

Except that on a normal summer Friday in any other … Read More

The Young Cut Loose in Myrtle Beach. The Virus Followed Them Home.

Pedestrians, some wearing masks, on the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Tanya Ackerman/The New York Times)
Pedestrians, some wearing masks, on the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Tanya Ackerman/The New York Times)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The colorful boardwalk is a bit less crowded than usual this year, but the Ferris wheel continues to spin near one of the piers, tourists are browsing in the souvenir shops, and throngs of young people are cutting loose as they always do, guzzling and carousing in the beachside bars and clubs that earned the city the nickname “dirty Myrtle.”

Some of the revelers who have flocked to Myrtle Beach since hotels and attractions began

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The 19 Best Hotels in Los Angeles at Every Price Point

Editor’s note: In light of COVID-19, please review federal, state and local traveler guidance. Please also check with hotels before booking to confirm they are open and operating with safety precautions.

For us? A trip to Los Angeles means finding your ideal swimming pool. Duh. Most hotels in the California city have one—phew—so picking a hotel is really all about deciding which neighborhood and vibe you want to be part of for your stay. Whether you’ve got a huge budget or you’re traveling on pennies, there’s something for everyone in L.A. From Hollywood glamour at Hotel Bel-Air to downtown cool

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Miami Beach resident known for his charity and passion for sports

This story is part of an ongoing Miami Herald series chronicling the lives of South Florida COVID-19 victims.

This past February at the Bagel Time Cafe in Miami Beach, Seymour Schreck spent his 86th birthday making sure everyone in attendance was seated and enjoying the food.

Throughout his life, he was more concerned about others’ needs than his own, said friends and family. Despite an arduous two-year battle with cancer, he almost never complained.

Born in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1934, he moved to Miami with his parents in the 1950s. He worked for years as an operations manager

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