Holidays in a Wheelchair

If you are wheelchair bound but don’t want this to stop you from traveling, there are a few ways you can get out and enjoy your vacation.

Most vacation destinations are now wheelchair accessible, so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest even if you are someone who is into extreme sports. Theme parks are getting increasingly wheelchair accessible and this is great news for the 8.3 million children with a disability in the U.S.

Theme Park Accessibility for Wheelchairs

One such theme park is Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas which has been set up to ensure children in wheelchairs are treated equally as well as their able bodied counterparts.

There are numerous websites that are specifically focused on finding holidays for those who are wheelchair bound, you just have to know where to look. It all depends on what you are looking to do on your trip, from exploring a big city to a cruise or even relaxing on a beach.

Wheelchair Accessibility on the Ocean

Many cruises are now wheelchair fully accessible including the rooms to the various on board activities. Over a dozen various cruise lines now meet the fully accessible requirement and the great thing is they go all over the world where you can experience what the various locations provide.

You might choose to have a relaxing and rejuvenating experience in a location that is close to the beach. Some locations have gained the reputation as being wheelchair friendly and if you are not overly concerned about destination as long as it is nice and wheelchair accessible, you should give these destinations some serious thought, especially if nice weather and a great atmosphere is at the top of your list.

Wheelchair Accessible Beaches and Resorts

Costa Blanca and Costa Del Sol in Spain are two resorts that have wheelchair accessible beaches.  There are also many other locations in Portugal, Italy, Florida and Tenerife!

If you are planning on flying to your destination, you will need to plan ahead of time to make sure the airport and plane can accommodate your wheelchair or that they provide wheelchair assistance that meets your needs.

Wheelchair Accessible Airports

Most airports have wheelchairs or boarding chairs for those who need them. They are specifically made to be comfortable and provide support. They can also hold your various pieces of luggage. Your time at the airport will now be stress free and you can relax and start your trip off the right way.

Know that more and more destinations around the world are becoming more wheelchair accessible, so if you have a disability don’t let that stop you from going out and enjoying the world to the fullest.

Wherever you decide to go, have a safe and enjoyable vacation.

Outside Resources to look into:

Holidays in a wheelchair, accessible accommodation for wheelchair users

 

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