With summer just around the corner, many families are starting to make plans for their summer vacation. For families with a member that is bound to a wheelchair, the planning can be a little difficult. Although the majority of popular vacation destinations have some degree of wheelchair accessibility, some places are still lacking.
To save you the trouble of planning, here are five vacation ideas that are perfect for a family dealing with mobility needs.
Take a Cruise
There are numerous cruise lines out there that offer wheelchair accessible cruises. From the cabins to the onboard activities, these ships make sure every mobility need is covered. Some even make special arrangements for travelers once they have reached their destination.
The Hawaiian islands offer many location that will make sure even those in wheelchairs are enjoying themselves. Many of the islands are highly wheelchair accessible. Check out Hanauma Bay and Kailua Beach Park that loan out beach-ready wheelchairs free of charge.
Disney offers its visitors maps that are designed specifically to highlight the wheelchair accessible spots, including attractions and rides. Their accessible ride passes are a huge hit, ensuring that no one misses out on the fun. And for those that want to dare the crowds, the park is set up to accommodate wide passages, making it easy for those in wheelchairs to get around. Disney World is known for many things, but it is also one of the most wheelchair accessible theme parks in the US.
Legos never seem to go out of style with the kids (and the young at heart). Legoland in Carlsbad, CA goes above and beyond for their guests. By calling ahead a few weeks before your visit, they’ll see to it that your visit to Legoland is not only accessible and convenient, but unforgettable!