Being in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you are sentenced to a limited, boring existence where you cannot get out of your comfort zone. It is the spirit that defines you more than any other thing in this world and, as long as you’re willing to fight for it, you can enjoy all the benefits normal people do even if you’re stuck in a wheelchair.
Traveling has become more accessible for people with disabilities in the past decades, meaning you don’t have any excuse not to be out there, seeking new adventures every time you can. So, whether you’re planning a family vacation or even want to make it on your own, here are some of the most popular tourist destinations that are accessible to people in wheelchairs.
Disney World and Disneyland
With over 400 million combined tourists annually, the Disney World and Disneyland amusement parks are some of the most popular destinations in the world.
From California to Orlando, Paris or Hong Kong, these locations charge big for a ticket to the fantasy world. Most of these locations provide wheelchair accessibility and go above and beyond to accommodate people of all ages and disabilities, ensuring them a good time alongside their friends or family.
For travelling to one of the US Disney locations, we suggest booking in advance or getting there before Memorial Day. In the summer, expect heavy crowds everywhere and waiting in line for more than a few hours to get inside and try some of the attractions.
London, United Kingdom
Who isn’t fascinated by the opulence of London and its hundreds of years of royal legacies, elegance, and culture? London is one of the most wheelchair-accessible travel destinations in the world, so you should probably try to visit it at least once if you can.
It features the famous Black Taxi Cabs, accessible cars that were designed for people in a wheelchair. Each car comes with a ramp, extra room inside for the wheelchair, as well as high door openings to accommodate most people, regardless of their disabilities.
Some of the iconic London buildings such as the Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews even provide a private front entrance for people in wheelchairs. Who knows, you may even spot Her Majesty the Queen or one of the fascinating members of the British Royal Family.
Other step-free touristic points from which you can enjoy the beauty of London include the famous London Eye, the Ferris wheel-like structure that is accessible to anyone.
One of the most beautiful and bohemian capitals of Europe, Vienna is known for its wheelchair-friendly public transportation and facilities. You can dive into the city’s rich culture, enjoy a delicious cup of coffee in one of the famous cafes or visit some of its world-famous attractions that include the Albertina art museum, the Schonbrunn Palace or the Belvedere Palace.
All these places are accessible for people in wheelchairs and will help you better understand the centuries of history and art that have painted the city into something extraordinary.
New York City
Words can’t seem to purely capture the vibrations and the colors of the city that never sleeps. If you’re in for a lifetime adventure, New York City is the perfect place to start exploring and understating the young and appealing American culture.
Most of the attractions here are wheelchair-accessible and, similar to other US locations, you’ll even get a discount if you purchase a City Pass and get to see the iconic Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Statue of Liberty, and the American Museum of Natural History.