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5 Destinations to Visit for Accessibility Month

by Katie Skrzek

May 14, 2024

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May marks the commemoration of Accessibility Month. Family travelers with accessibility concerns, consider a visit to one of these destinations offering accommodations for all travelers.

 

Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria ensures its attractions are accessible for all visitors. For travelers arriving at one of the nearby airports, elevators offer Braille signage and shuttle buses feature wheelchair lifts. To further navigate the city, check out the disAbility Navigator website, which offers a list of transportation services in and around the city.

 

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Tennessee Aquarium offers complimentary wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis. All of the freshwater aquarium’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Head to Hunter Museum, which also offers complimentary wheelchairs as well as strollers.

 

Kissimmee, Florida

Home to popular theme parks, Kissimmee offers visitors with mobility and sensory challenges a variety of options. Gatorland boasts the world’s only wheelchair-accessible zip line. Universal Orlando Resort offers ride and attraction information, including sensory-related features.

 

San Antonio, Texas

This city is home to ultra-accessible theme park Morgan’s Wonderland. The entire park was designed for guests with mobility issues, neurodiversity and other special needs. Offerings at the park include Braille signage, wheelchair-friendly rides, special sensory elements and a service-animal rest area. Admission is free for guests with special needs.

 

Seattle, Washington

Seattle’s most iconic attractions feature accommodations for guests with accessibility concerns. Pike Place Market is ADA accessible, with plenty of designated parking spots. 5th Avenue Theatre offers assistive listening devices and Braille and large-print programs. Woodland Park Zoo offers a sensory garden and maps with directions to quiet areas.

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