There are many fun ways to take a vacation if you are in a wheelchair. With a little advanced planning, almost any kind of vacation that interests you can be wheelchair friendly. Countless hotels, motels, restaurants and attractions have worked hard to make proper accommodations. A vacation is what you make it, so make it worthwhile!
Resorts today are wheelchair accessible and most even have special rooms that are wheelchair friendly. Many pools have mechanical lifts to aid those with mobility issues into the water. The key is to make your needs known when making reservations.
If your idea of a great vacation is browsing through museums and enjoying works of art and history, you are in luck. Museums are wheelchair friendly places with accessible doorways, large, open areas to maneuver through and elevators to access different levels.
Wheelchair-Friendly Theme Parks
You may think that going somewhere like Disney is out of the question if you are wheelchair bound, but that is not the case! Theme parks, such as Disney World and Six Flags, have made accommodations such as accessible ride passes and ramps to each ride. This allows those who require the use of a wheelchair to enjoy the magic of the day.
Yes, you can even enjoy the beach when you are in a wheelchair. Research the beaches in the area you will be visiting. Many beaches have boardwalks or special mats that will take you right to the water’s edge. Taking a vacation when you’re wheelchair bound does require some planning. You can find ways to enjoy just about any vacation you would like by looking up area attractions in the location you will be visiting. Call ahead and make sure wherever you are going is aware of your needs so they can prepare accordingly.