A small California town just outside Santa Barbara wants to pay tourists to visit their village to help boost their community amid the pandemic.
According to CNN, The City of Santa Maria Valley created the program “Visit Santa Maria Valley” due to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement in December that the state was going on a second lockdown due to rising cases of COVID-19.
The program would pay tourists $100 in a gift card to travel and stay there for a minimum two-night stay at one of the many hotels in the area.
The promotion began Thursday and runs until March 31.
According to the website, the offer is sold out, but you can still join the waitlist.