Best Wheelchair Accessible Vacations
Feb 28, 2011
A disabled family that is deciding on where to vacation or visit can be a difficult decision when you have to factor in the wheelchair accessible features that are often unknown before reaching the destination. Listed below are the Top Ten Best Wheelchair Accessible Vacations to plan.
1. Wheelchair Accessible Cruises
Cruise ships are outfitted with all the accessible accommodations you need including accessible cabins and activities for the disabled. Once the ship reaches its destination, the cruise line can make any special arrangements you may need to enjoy the destination and act as a resource to accessible friendly activities within the destination.
2. Disney World
Disney World is a family vacation spot that has accessible ride passes, wheelchair friendly ramps to each attraction, accessible resorts that have tons of accessible activities both in and out of the park.
3. Splash Beachfront Condos
These condos in Panama City Beach, Florida have wheelchair friendly beach front condos available for rent. These condos have fully accessible kitchens with lowered counter tops and bathrooms with roll in showers. This resort include entrance to a lazy river pool, water park, drive in movies, workout room, and game room, and two different pools that offer plenty of relaxation and lounging.
4. Handicap Accessible Camping in an RV
Accessible RVs are available for rental that allow disabled families to enjoy the great outdoors while staying in a RV that is outfitted with adapted showers, wheelchair friendly aisles, seating, and sleeping arrangements.
5. Handicap Accessible NYC Tours
This group guides and designs fully wheelchair accessible tours in New York City. They researched all restaurants, facilities, and destinations to ensure that they are all handicap accessible.
6. Little Valley Mountain Resort
This resort offers handicap accessible cabins in the Smokey Mountain Area. They also have resources on accessible hiking, shopping, and eating for you to fully enjoy these beautiful mountains while staying in an accessible rustic cabin.
7. Barrier Free Berlin
Berlin has set up a new initiative to making the major attractions in the city wheelchair accessible. Berlin has a wealth of history sites covering German and European history plus many different malls and shopping areas.
www.visitberlin.de/english (some of the site is in German)
8. Accessible London
This is an all inclusive vacation in London with tours there and in the surrounding countryside. See famous sites like the Canterbury Cathedral and Stonehenge along with many other attractions.
9. Travel to Tokyo, Japan
Accessible Tokyo is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing you with information about where to stay in Tokyo and accessible attractions that you can see while you’re there.
10. South African Wheelchair Tours
Travel to the famous Kruger National Park, a private game reserve in Johannesburg South Africa. Epic Enabled offers scheduled tours, private and personalized itineraries to people with mobility, vision and hearing impairments. You have the ability to touch a wild cheetah, walk/wheel with lion cubs, and enjoy the famous sunsets as well as interact with the culture of a local Shangaan village and taste traditional food.