Pasadena, CA: Huntington Gardens and Art Galleries

Pasadena, CA: Huntington Gardens and Art Galleries

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, California is a private, non-profit institution established in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington.  Huntington had a special love for books, art and gardens. Today the property is 207 acres...

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Tips

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Tips

Overview One of the best accessible cruises is to Alaska, whether using a manual or power wheelchair or scooter.  I recommend doing the land tour first followed by the seven night southbound cruise. ...

Oregon, McKenzie River: Hot Springs & Gardens

Oregon, McKenzie River: Hot Springs & Gardens

In McKenzie Bridge, Oregon along the McKenzie River is the Belknap Hot Springs, a natural wonder is turned into a peaceful get-a-way. It was established in 1869 and today has two modern hot spring pools...

Oregon, Astoria: Coastal Town Access Travel Tips

Oregon, Astoria: Coastal Town Access Travel Tips

The town of Astoria, Oregon is one of the oldest and continuously populated settlements west of the Rocky Mountains and marked the end of the historical journey for the frontiersmen known as Lewis & Clark....

YNP: Half Dome Village Accommodations

YNP: Half Dome Village Accommodations

Curry Village has a few different accessible sleeping options and all use keys (not cards) to open the doors and none have lowered peep holes by design. This is a character feature the park does not intend on changing. In the middle of Curry Village is an...

Renaissance Marriott Hotel in Downtown Seattle, WA

Renaissance Marriott Hotel in Downtown Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA - The Renaissance Marriott Hotel is located in downtown Seattle and is close to attractions such as the Pike Place Market, the aquarium, Pioneer Square, Settle's Art Museum, and a short monorail ride to the Seattle Center where the Space Needle and...

Shollenberger Park Trail by the Petaluma River in CA

Shollenberger Park Trail by the Petaluma River in CA

Tucked inside an industrial park on the banks of the Petaluma River is Shollenberger Park, a wetland teeming with wildlife and native plants. It is contiguous with Ellis Creek to the south and Alman Marsh to its north, encompassing some 500-acres of Petaluma Wetlands...

Roswell, Georgia: Sweet Apple Park

Roswell, Georgia: Sweet Apple Park

People come to Sweet Apple Park in Roswell, Georgia to exercise on the path that travels all around the school. There’s also lots of playgrounds for the kids on the side away from the school. The trail at...

Exclusive Accessible CA Wine Country Tour

Exclusive Accessible CA Wine Country Tour

Coastal fog in Northern California draws a cooler climate and allows forests to thrive, something inherently different than its southern half. The maritime layer produces cooler summers and milder winters, making Northern California open for travel all year round....

Street Vibrations Festival in Reno, Nevada

Street Vibrations Festival in Reno, Nevada

Every year the Biggest Little City in the World hosts one of the largest music and motorcycles festival there is, Street Vibrations. For this weekend, usually in September, Reno is transformed into a display-case for motorcycles. At Casino parking lots rows upon rows...

Wheeling the Streets and Sidewalks of Boston, MA

Wheeling the Streets and Sidewalks of Boston, MA

Boston, Massachusetts is made up of different kinds of sidewalk textures that a wheelchair traveler should be aware of. When going around Boston with a wheelchair, some pathways are more easily traveled on while others are not maintained and could be a nuisance...

Marriott Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts

Marriott Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts

The Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, beautifully overlooks the harbor, backs up to a park and has the needed accommodations for the wheelchair traveler. It is also in a great location, close to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the North East side,...

Dream Inn with Ocean View in Santa Cruz, CA

Dream Inn with Ocean View in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Beach is by far one of the most famous beaches in California, and as the Beach Boys sang “down by the boardwalk, down by the sea, on a blanket with my baby, is where I want to be.” There are many places to check out in Santa Cruz, including the Historic...

California Coast: MacKerricher State Park

California Coast: MacKerricher State Park

Sprawling MacKerricher State Park, one of the more accessible parks in Mendocino County, has more than 2,000 acres of dunes, coastal prairie, headlands, a tidal lagoon, pocket beaches, and trails. At its southern end, in Fort Bragg, a wide coastal prairie terminates...

California Coast: Van Damme State Park

California Coast: Van Damme State Park

Three miles south of Mendocino, 2,000-acre Van Damme State Park has a variety of habitats: marine, coastal bluff terraces, and pygmy, redwood, and riparian forests. Coast Highway One divides the park; west of the highway is a small, sheltered, sandy beach, one of the...

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park in CA

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park in CA

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park sits on a headland that juts dramatically into the ocean on the coast of California; pounding waves have cut channels to the north and south, almost rendering it an island. The park covers 270 acres of coastal bluffs...

A Special Trip to New York City

A Special Trip to New York City

“New York City” roars Becky, 27, in absolute delight as she basks in the sunshine in Central Park. For Becky, visiting New York City has been a lifelong dream and today it became a reality. Becky, who lives with Cerebral Palsy and Arthrogryposis, faces travel...

Access @ Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay

Access @ Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay

Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay is situated on a broad, sandy 120-acre spit that forms the northern border of the bay and the southern border of Bodega Harbor. On summer weekends, inland residents flock here seeking the cooler temperatures typically found along this...

Seattle Outdoors for All Foundation

Seattle Outdoors for All Foundation

Get outside with Outdoors for All in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Outdoors for All Foundation is a Seattle based non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation. If you are visiting...

US Airways: Horrible Disabled Treatment

US Airways: Horrible Disabled Treatment

I wear a leg brace. I use a wheelchair, but can walk short distances with canes before fatiguing. I cannot stand without an assistive device. My face is normal and my speech clear. My upper body appears healthy with good arm strength and use of hands. My back aches,...

Boston Four Seasons Hotel Accessibility

Boston Four Seasons Hotel Accessibility

The Four Seasons Hotel at 200 Boylston Street is in Downtown Boston and conveniently located to many places such as the gardens and Boston Commons. The pool is located on the 8th floor and DOES have an accessible lift. On the first level, go to the bar on...

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on the CA Coast

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on the CA Coast

The 47-acre Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, on a marine terrace two miles south of Fort Bragg, offers a pleasant opportunity to get acquainted with native plants of the region, as well as with some exotics. Paths take you through a coastal pine forest and groves of...

A Fun Weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida

A Fun Weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida

If you’re looking for a relaxing, low key, winter vacation spot with interesting things to do this could be the place for you. St. Petersburg is located on Tampa Bay and because of some very thoughtful planning in the early 1900s most of the waterfront has been...

California, Bodega Bay Head Trail Access

California, Bodega Bay Head Trail Access

Bodega Head forms the tip of a peninsula that extends south of the Bodega dunes and protects Bodega Harbor from the pounding ocean waves. It’s four miles long and one mile wide, and is geologically related to Point Reyes and the Farallon Islands. Bodega Head lies on...

California Sonoma Coast State Park Accessibility

California Sonoma Coast State Park Accessibility

Sonoma Coast State Park is not a single site but rather a collection of beaches, campgrounds, bluffs, crags, and headlands that stretches for 17 miles along the rugged Sonoma Coast from Bodega Head north to the Vista Trail, just beyond Jenner. Much of...

Monterey, CA: Scenic Coastal Trail Access

Monterey, CA: Scenic Coastal Trail Access

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail is a link in the 1,200-mile Coastal Trail that is planned to run the length of California. This section traverses some 18 miles of coastal beauty (there are some inland portions) from Castroville south to Pacific Grove’s Lovers...

Share Adventures in Santa Cruz

Share Adventures in Santa Cruz

Founded on the belief that recreation, fun, challenge and access to the outdoors are an essential part of a healthy and fulfilling life, Shared Adventures is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with disabilities in...

Calaveras Big Trees in the Sierras Mountains of CA

Calaveras Big Trees in the Sierras Mountains of CA

Calaveras Big Tress had been ordered to be preserved in 1904 by President Roosevelt, stating this area was "not only a Californian, but a national inheritance." Later in 1931 it became a state park. Today it offers wheelchair friendly accommodations, including camp...

Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial in Martinez, California is one of America’s least visited historical sites, but it shouldn’t be. The details of what happened in Port Chicago are a little bit of a mystery, and the aftermath is an astonishing piece of...

California Coast: Fort Ross State Historical Park

California Coast: Fort Ross State Historical Park

Fort Ross, the southernmost Russian outpost in North America, stands on a high ocean bluff, with a calm sheltered cove below. The settlement was established in 1812 by explorers and fur traders of the Russian-American Company who came to hunt sea otters and seals. The...

California Coast: Vista Trail Access

California Coast: Vista Trail Access

This small turnout along Highway One, known as the Vista Trail, is a great place to stop for a picnic and a short hike along a loop trail that has spectacular views of the ocean and offshore rocks—if it’s not completely fogged in. (If so, try visiting later in the...

Oakland, California: Temescal Regional Recreation Area

Oakland, California: Temescal Regional Recreation Area

Tucked between the intersection of Highways 24 and 13 in Oakland, you'll find Temescal Regional Recreation Area, one of East Bay Regional Park's first parks. Don't let its proximity to these freeways deter you from a visit for it offers a convenient way to swim at the...

Access at Disneyland in California

Access at Disneyland in California

I remember the first time my mom and dad took us to Disneyland. I was five. I also remember my dad having to carry me on all of the rides and even throughout some of the lengthy lines. Even thought I was five, it was still a bit painful for him, at the end of the...

CA, Bodega Bay: Bird Walk Trail

CA, Bodega Bay: Bird Walk Trail

Bird Walk is a mile-long loop trail through a revitalized 14-acre saltwater marsh at the mouth of Cheney Creek, where it empties into Bodega Harbor. This is one of Sonoma County’s prime spots for birdwatching; here and in the neighboring dune ponds, mudflats,...

Eugene, Oregon: Visit the King Estate Winery

Eugene, Oregon: Visit the King Estate Winery

The King Estate Winery sits on top of a hill in the southwest part of Eugene, Oregon in the beautiful wine country of Lane County. Circling the property are spectacular views of the 1,033 ares of certified...

Washington, D.C. Wheelchair Travel Tips

Washington, D.C. Wheelchair Travel Tips

Over 100 wheelchair travelers said that Washington D.C. was one of the most accessible cities in the United States, coming second to Las Vegas. It is no wonder why the U.S. capital is one of the most visited...

CA, Bodega Bay Weekend Get-A-Way

CA, Bodega Bay Weekend Get-A-Way

Located off Highway 1 about 45 minutes north from the San Francisco Airport is the quaint town of Bodega Bay. This coastal destination is a perfect spot for a weekend get-a-way, secluded enough to fully unwind and enjoy the beautiful calming ambiance of the Pacific...

The TriMet “MAX” in Portland in a Wheelchair

The TriMet “MAX” in Portland in a Wheelchair

In Portland, Oregon the Tri Met is the wheelchair friendly light rail public transportation service that makes it easy and convenient to get around just about anywhere in Portland that you want to go to, even to the airport (see map). In many stations the...

Vegan B&B in Mendocino, CA is Wheelchair Accessible

Vegan B&B in Mendocino, CA is Wheelchair Accessible

While searching for hotels in Mendocino, the Stanford Inn caught my eye because of its organic gardens used in the restaurant menu. My friend and I thrive on eating good, healthy foods so I figured it would be a good fit. It wasn’t until we had checked in that we...

CA Coast, Jenner: Wrights Beach Access

CA Coast, Jenner: Wrights Beach Access

Wrights Beach with its low bluffs isn’t as dramatic as the coastline farther north, but it is pretty. A campground with three accessible sites is nestled against the bluffs, partially sheltered by trees and shrubs. Dogs are allowed on the beach here (on leash), and on...

Livermore, California: Wine Country

Livermore, California: Wine Country

The Livermore Wine Country is located about fifty minutes from San Francisco on the east side of the Bay Area. As of 2013 there are over fifty wineries and growing. Some offer food pairings with wine tasting,...

Newport, Oregon Day Trip

Newport, Oregon Day Trip

Newport Beach is a historic part of Oregon's beautiful coastline. It became a US city in 1906 and is the home of John Wayne. Besides breathtaking scenery, Newport is based around an active harbor and fresh fish...

Monterey, CA Wheelchair Access Travel Guide

Monterey, CA Wheelchair Access Travel Guide

Monterey is one of the ocean cities along Monterey Bay, Northern California with a cool coastal vibe and an emphasis on the outdoors. What draws most people to Monterey is the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium located on Cannery Row (details below), but it is...

Access at the San Francisco Zoo

Access at the San Francisco Zoo

Off the Great Highway in the southwestern part of San Francisco and right across from the ocean is the San Francisco Zoo. Home to more than 260 animal species, the SF Zoo is a wheelchair friendly activity for children and adults. When you pay admission it’s a...

SF Golden Gate Park Attractions

SF Golden Gate Park Attractions

The San Francisco Golden Gate Park has a number of treasures to explore for travelers with access needs. The park consists of 1,017 acres in San Francisco’s Sunset District, the largest in the city, and is close...

San Francisco Embarcadero Attractions

San Francisco Embarcadero Attractions

San Francisco is known for impeccable culinary cuisine, so along the Embarcadero are fantastic restaurants, from the AT&T Park to the Golden Gate Bridge. On either side of Embarcadero Street are paved, level sidewalks but the bay-side one is much wider than the...

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a great public transportation option for those traveling in the San Francisco or Berkeley area as well many places in the greater Bay Area.   BART Stations All stations have elevators to reach the loading docks and...

CA, SF South Bay: Filoli Gardens Accessibility

CA, SF South Bay: Filoli Gardens Accessibility

Thirty minutes from San Francisco in the South Bay in Woodside, CA is a historical piece of land known as Filoli Gardens. Construction of the 654 acres was originally developed for a gold mining billionaire, William Bowers Bourn, and his family in 1915 however both...

Oakland: Disabled Seating at the Coliseum

Oakland: Disabled Seating at the Coliseum

  The Oakland Coliseum is home to the four time World Series Champions, the Oakland Athletics otherwise known as the A's and also the Raiders. The A's have been an aggressive play-off contender despite the fact that the franchise has limited financial resources....

Sedona, Arizona Bell Rock Hotel with Kitchen

Sedona, Arizona Bell Rock Hotel with Kitchen

Right off Highway 179 in Sedona, Arizona is the Bell Rock Inn is surrounded by Sedona's most sacred natural feature. The staff at this hotel are exceptionally friendly and helpful in getting you where you need to...

CA, SF East Bay: Chabot Regional Park

CA, SF East Bay: Chabot Regional Park

If you find yourself in East Bay near Castro Valley and looking to spend some outdoors then think about exploring Chabot Regional Park. Accessible parking is available for $5.00. A large recreation area for picnics, water craft rentals, and a coffee shop are all...

Local Review on Las Vegas, Nevada

Local Review on Las Vegas, Nevada

As far as parks, Red Rock Canyon NW of the city is not to be missed. Entrance is $5/car or free with a US Park pass for disabled people. The park is not remarkably accessible, but they try. We got married in there. Check my profile for pictures. The best part of the...

Saint Louis, Missouri: Accessible Travel

Saint Louis, Missouri: Accessible Travel

Unfortunately one of the most famous landmarks in the US, the Gateway Arch which stands high above the Mississippi River on the eastern edge of Saint Louis, is not wheelchair accessible. Able bodied visitors who...

SF Bay Area Concert and Performance Venues

SF Bay Area Concert and Performance Venues

The San Francisco Bay Area has music venues all over and range from small eclectic ones to stadiums. This is just a start to a very long list of accessible music venues. If you would like to contribute to this list please email us.    Orpheum...

Virginia: Bear Creek Lake State Park

Virginia: Bear Creek Lake State Park

Bear Creek Lake State Park is one of 40 parks in the Virginia state park system.  It is located in Cumberland, VA which is approximately an hour southwest of Richmond, VA. The park is located on 325 acres and the main attraction is a 40 acre recreation lake. The...

Pleasanton, California: Wheelchair Accessible Trails

Pleasanton, California: Wheelchair Accessible Trails

Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail In Pleasanton, California, on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, is a park called the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail and it has a great trail for a manual wheelchair user to get a good...

Boudler, CO: Pearl Street Shopping & Dining

Boudler, CO: Pearl Street Shopping & Dining

For my little sisters graduation I traveled to Boulder, Colorado, a wonderful mountain city with so much do. Nestled against the Flat Iron rocks, the entrance to the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is overwhelmingly filled with restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques. ...

Lord Camden Inn, Maine: Wheelchair Access

Lord Camden Inn, Maine: Wheelchair Access

The small town of Camden is a relaxing, no-fuss destination. The Lord Camden Inn is one of the tallest buildings located in the downtown hub of Camden, Maine, and it is just feet from the ocean harbor. The Lord...

Nines Hotel & Urban Farmer Restaurant in Portland, OR

Nines Hotel & Urban Farmer Restaurant in Portland, OR

The Nines Hotel is a luxury hotel set right across from Pioneer Square. Within feet are stops for Portland Oregon's public transportation system, which is convenient for a wheelchair traveler with a light amount of luggage The staff is extremely courteous and all...

Farmer’s Daughter Hotel and TART Restaurant in L.A.

Farmer’s Daughter Hotel and TART Restaurant in L.A.

Literally across the street from the famous LA Farmer's Market on Fairfax the boutique hotel the Farmer's Daughter and its restaurant Tart.This hotel is in a great location, walking distance to many attractions as well as a short drive to even more. The hotel has...

Ambrose Hotel in Santa Monica, California

Ambrose Hotel in Santa Monica, California

I found the Ambrose Hotel on 20th street in Santa Monica, CA. That's 20 blocks from the ocean! The hotel was much cheaper than basically all other decent hotels in the area and the price includes a lovely continental breakfast and parking, which...

Wheelchair Accessible Places to Stay in South Lake Tahoe

Wheelchair Accessible Places to Stay in South Lake Tahoe

One of the best and most luxurious places to stay in Lake Tahoe is the Landing Resort and Spa in the South Lake Area on the waterfront. Even if you don't stay here, you may want to come and dine or get a spa treatment. Wheelchair accessible rooms and suites are...

Serving High Tea in San Francisco, California

Serving High Tea in San Francisco, California

San Francisco has a lot of wonderful unique tea houses, all with different blends, decor, and service. Samovar Tea Lounge One of my favorite places is the Samovar Tea Lounge in the Yerba Buena Gardens. I was taken there one night by a friend. I had never seen this...

Traveling the Streets of San Francisco by Wheelchair

Traveling the Streets of San Francisco by Wheelchair

“If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…” Well, that was the protocol in the 1960's, and if you use a wheelchair count on using accessible transportation. Growing up in the East Bay Area about 30 minutes from San Francisco, I have...

CA, Monterey: Seacliff State Beach Access

CA, Monterey: Seacliff State Beach Access

Seacliff State Beach stretches for nearly a mile along the northern end of Monterey Bay in the town of Aptos, connecting to New Brighton State Beach to the north. People come here to swim, picnic, visit the interpretive center, and fish off the accessible pier. From...

California Coast: Carmel River State Beach

California Coast: Carmel River State Beach

Carmel River State Beach in the Monterey Bay Area of California offers fine views of Carmel and Point Lobos State Park, and Monastery Beach (also called San Jose Creek Beach), at its southern end, is a popular diving spot. The beaches themselves are not accessible...

Touring the Town of Camden, Maine

Touring the Town of Camden, Maine

The town of Camden, Maine is a beautiful North East town with colonial style buildings and an active harbor. The cute downtown is filled with specialty shops, restaurants, galleries and even a wine tasting room....

Hotel Emblem in San Francisco, California

Hotel Emblem in San Francisco, California

Hotel  Emblem  is located in the Union Square district of Downtown San Francisco, a very popular area for shopping and dining. The building it is in was built in 1907 shortly after the historic San Francisco fires and has been a hotel ever since. Despite its...

California Coast: Stinson Beach Access

California Coast: Stinson Beach Access

Stinson Beach and its 3.5 miles of sandy oceanfront are very popular during summer. Part of the beach is maintained by the National Park Service, which provides volleyball equipment free of charge, runs a snack bar (open in summer) through a concessionaire, and staffs...

CA: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park

CA: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park

Within this 2,315-acre Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park, the largest on the northeast bay shore, you'll find a variety of habitats; meadows, marshlands, rocky beaches, while views of Mt.Tamalpais, the Marin shoreline, and San Pablo and San Francisco Bay stretch...

California Coast: Fort Humboldt

California Coast: Fort Humboldt

Fort Humboldt in Northern California is a remnant of a U.S. Army outpost established in 1853 to protect settlers from Native American tribes. The one remaining original building, once a hospital, was moved to the current blufftop site, renovated, and is now a...

CA, Marin County: Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds

CA, Marin County: Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds

Just north of the Marin County Civic Center, bordering McInnis Park on San Pablo Bay, four miles of hard-packed levee trails wind around more than 350 acres of fresh and saltwater marsh, irrigated pasture, and ponds. Don't be discouraged if you detect a smell of...

CA State Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods

CA State Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 45 miles north of Eureka in the heart of redwood country, is a unit of Redwood National and State Parks and is designated as a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. It encompasses over 14,000 acres of forest,...

CA, SF Bay Area: Alameda Creek Trail Access

CA, SF Bay Area: Alameda Creek Trail Access

In the California Bay Area, is a paved 12-mile trail along Alameda Creek from Niles Canyon to the bay attracts bicyclists, skaters, runners, and equestrians called the Alameda Creek Trail.  This trail will take you west a couple of miles out into the salt...

Northern California Coast Attractions

Northern California Coast Attractions

The rocky shores of the Northern California Coast offer countless views to relax in nature. There are no flashing lights, besides the lighthouses, and no shopping malls. It is place of serenity, a place to collect oneself and get lost in oneself; a place of simplicity...

CA, Bay Area: Pillar Point Harbor Accessible Trail

CA, Bay Area: Pillar Point Harbor Accessible Trail

Approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco, in the small town of Princeton, Pillar Point Harbor is a home port for commercial and sport fishing boats and a take-off point for whale watching, scuba diving, and kayaking in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:  Access in “The Good Land”

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Access in “The Good Land”

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a charming Mid-West city with a chill vibe of people that love art and music. Overlooking Lake Michigan, Milwaukee hosts the largest music festival called Summerfest, which consists of 11...

Visiting San Antonio, Texas with a Wheelchair

Visiting San Antonio, Texas with a Wheelchair

San Antonio is a wonderfully accessible city!  A major draw to the city is the River Walk which follows the San Antonio River for about five miles. Development along the river started with the plans of San Antonio native and architect, Robert Hugman. Basic...

Berkeley, California Travel Tips

Berkeley, California Travel Tips

Berkeley is more liberal than its neighbor San Francisco across the bay that can be reached by ferry, BART, or driving over the Bay Bridge. It is home to many disabled residents, particularly those that use wheelchairs. Getting around by bus in Berkeley is affordable...

Majestic Hotel Brunch in YNP

Majestic Hotel Brunch in YNP

Whether it is a day trip or overnight vacation to Yosemite, the only place to go to for Sunday brunch is the historic Majestic Hotel, formally known as the Awhahnee Hotel. From 7am to 3pm each table in the grand dining room is beautifully set along the large windows...

Courtyard by Marriott in Boulder, Colorado

Courtyard by Marriott in Boulder, Colorado

The Courtyard by Marriott in Boulder Colorado offers wheelchair accommodations. For instance, a large bathroom with a roll-in shower bench equipped with an accessible soap dish and hand-held shower nozzle. The room also has a lowered closet bar to hang one's clothes....

Boston, Massachusetts Subway Access

Boston, Massachusetts Subway Access

It is certainly possible for someone in a manual wheelchair to travel the streets of Boston, Massachusetts without taking any form of public transportation; however it all depends on one's stamina and endurance because there are slight inclines and well, using a...

California Coast: Arcata Marshland Trails Access

California Coast: Arcata Marshland Trails Access

Arcata Marshland is 307-acres at the edge of Humboldt Bay and is an early and much-admired example of environmental restoration by design for both human and wildlife uses. It is a wildlife sanctuary, a haven for more than 250 species of birds, and also a...

CA, SF East Bay: San Lorenzo Park & River Trail

CA, SF East Bay: San Lorenzo Park & River Trail

This small urban park on the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz has a duck pond, accessible playground, and large lawns. Many fairs and festivals are held here, and on Saturdays there’s a farmers market. Downtown shops and restaurants are only a few blocks away. The San...

Cumming, Georgia: Caney Creek Preserve

Cumming, Georgia: Caney Creek Preserve

The Caney Creek Preserve in Alpharetta, Georgia includes a dog park, sports park, an "ADA trail” and nature trail, fun playground under the trees, bathrooms with 1 accessible bathroom, lots of parking with...

Neary Lagoon Trail in Santa Cruz, California

Neary Lagoon Trail in Santa Cruz, California

Neary Lagoon peaceful freshwater marsh lies within a 44-acre park tucked between a wastewater treatment plant and a residential neighborhood in the city of Santa Cruz. The 14-acre marsh includes a lagoon, which you can cross on a floating boardwalk, while enjoying...

Train Travel: Oakland, CA to Seattle, WA

Train Travel: Oakland, CA to Seattle, WA

Amtrak's Coast Starlight Train travels up the west coast from San Diego, California to Seattle, Washington with many stops along the way, including in Oakland, California.  I took this train but started...

CA, Monterey Bay:  Carmel City Beach

CA, Monterey Bay: Carmel City Beach

Carmel City Beach is a spectacular white-sand beach fronting the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, known for hand-crafted cottages from its days as an early artists’ colony, for its galleries, shops, and restaurants, and also for its hospitality to off-leash dogs. An...

17-Mile Drive in Carmel on the Monterey Peninsula

17-Mile Drive in Carmel on the Monterey Peninsula

The 17-Mile Drive is a privately owned scenic drive that runs along the edge of the Monterey Peninsula, passing through the gated community of Pebble Beach. As the road skirts the peninsula’s western edge, you'll pass such frequently photographed landmarks as Seal and...

CA, Monterey Bay Area: Elkhorn Slough

CA, Monterey Bay Area: Elkhorn Slough

Elkhorn Slough is one of the best places in North America to see birds, and the best place for wheelchair riders to get close to the slough is little Kirby Park, at the upper end of Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve. Close to 350 bird species live in the...

CA, Monterey Bay Area: Asilomar State Beach

CA, Monterey Bay Area: Asilomar State Beach

Known for its distinctive white sand, Asilomar State Beach, in Pacific Grove, is about a mile long, with Sunset Drive and the California Coastal Trail behind it. This stretch of the Coastal Trail is composed of, intermittently, a boardwalk, firmly packed material, and...

CA, Monterey Bay Area: Point Lobos Trails

CA, Monterey Bay Area: Point Lobos Trails

  This rocky, forested headland was named Point Lobos in the late 18th century, for the sea lions (lobos marinos, “sea wolves”) whom Spanish settlers heard barking on offshore rocks. Hundreds of them live here almost year-round, between August and June. Also look...

The MOMA in San Francisco

The MOMA in San Francisco

Tickets to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) can be purchased outside the building on the sidewalk. Once inside, make your way left back side to access the elevators. There are 5 floors that are all worth exploring; it's recommended starting at the top and...

Santa Cruz, CA: Lighthouse Field State Beach

Santa Cruz, CA: Lighthouse Field State Beach

A popular destination for surfers, bicyclists, and dog walkers, Lighthouse Field State Beach lies south of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and north of Natural Bridges State Park. There is no wheelchair access to the beach, but a pathway that runs for almost three...

California, Oxnard: Beach Park Accessibility

California, Oxnard: Beach Park Accessibility

Access to the outdoors becomes a tremendous challenge when one is faced with physical challenges that make it difficult to get to the bathroom, let alone to get outside the house.  It’s so important to overcome those obstacles and demand that sunshine and fresh...

Bad Service @ Palms Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada

Bad Service @ Palms Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada

Checking-In Overall, I was not impressed by the service nor the ADA compliance of the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas and do not recommend staying here. Upon arrival around 12:30pm, my sisters and I checked if the room...

CA Coast: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Accessibility

CA Coast: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Accessibility

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, 821 acres in the redwoods and along the Big Sur River, is popular with families and may be the best place for wheelchair riders to stay overnight and enjoy the lovely but otherwise mostly inaccessible Big Sur coast. Be sure to reserve well...

CA Coast: Pfeiffer Beach at Big Sur Access

CA Coast: Pfeiffer Beach at Big Sur Access

Pfeiffer Beach, while hard to find, is one of the most popular beach access points in Big Sur. On our rainy weekday visit it was nearly deserted, but it’s easy to see why crowds gather here in good weather to enjoy the drama of the surf crashing through arches in the...

Miami and Miami Beach, FL

Miami and Miami Beach, FL

Good access about, this city I can say that for 1 month that I spent there. I had opportunities to live a lot that I had not yet lived. Miami is a totally opposite to Fortaleza, CE. There is total accessibility in every way possible from the small cafeteria to the...

Flying with a Wheelchair

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