Traveling in a wheelchair can be difficult. Many destinations have little to no accommodations for people who use chairs, making traveling to these places a “no go” for people with disabilities. Luckily, there are many places that have taken the needs of people who use wheelchairs into account. Here is a list of the top five most accessible destinations:
Sydney, Australia: This part of the world is known for being unlike anywhere else and Sydney is no different. This amazing modern city has beautiful beaches and is a short drive from the spectacular wilderness Australia is known for.
Bondi Beach, one of Sydney’s most popular beaches, has wheelchairs available for beachgoers. There are also accessible facilities, buildings, and transportation throughout the city allowing you to get around with ease. For more information on accessibility or activities in Sydney, check out the city’s official website.
San Diego, California: There is a reason San Diego is known as America’s Finest City. It’s incredible beaches, abundance of things to do, and seemingly endless sunshine have made this city the ideal destination for vacationers.
Many of San Diego’s world famous beaches have large parking lots with many handicapped spaces available. Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and La Jolla Shores all offer wheelchairs for beachgoers. Mission Beach even has wheelchairs with tracks instead of wheels to make crossing the beach easier.
WheelchairTraveling.com says the San Diego trolley is a great way for chair users to get around to popular places of the city like the Gaslamp Quarter. For more information on the best things to see and ways to get around in San Diego, check out this helpful guide.
Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona is one of the first cities in Spain to give accessibility a priority. There are a large amount of wheelchair users throughout the city and many people move here simply because it is so accessible.
However, the city’s accessibility is only part of it. Barcelona’s amazing architecture is world famous and its history is rich. The Gaudi Sagrada Familia Church is one of the most popular cathedrals in all of Spain. It may not be completely accessible to wheelchair users, but almost all of the best things to see can be viewed from a chair.
Berlin, Germany: Being a modern city in Germany, Berlin’s accessibility is up there with the world’s best. The city is easy to roll around in and the public transportation is extremely easy for wheelchair users to board. Berlin’s amazing tourist attractions are also widely accessible for those in wheelchairs.
People come to Berlin from all over the world to see sites like the famous Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Reichstag Building. The best thing of all, according to WheelchairTravel.org, all of these fantastic places are wheelchair friendly.
Las Vegas, Nevada: A metropolis in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas is a place unlike any other and it has something to offer almost everyone. Whether you are into gambling, racing, or relaxing poolside, Sin City has all of that and more.
One of the great things about Vegas is it is almost completely wheelchair accessible. All of the popular places to go and see are easy to get around for chair users and the public transportation is top notch if you don’t mind waiting in traffic. Check out the official Las Vegas website for information.
Overall, people who use wheelchairs really can’t go wrong travelling to any of these cities. Many of them offer amazing things to see and all of them have fantastic things to do. So what’s stopping you?