Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Southern California

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see:  http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012

Sunny Southern California is the land of surfing, palm trees, celebrities and Hollywood. This mega-region of California contains some of the largest cities in the nation; San Diego and Los Angeles. Southern California is also known as the entertainment capital of the world and is home to a significant surf and skateboard culture.

California Coastal Commission – Beach Wheelchairs

This website showcases several coastal cities in California that offer beach wheelchair rentals. The special wheels are able to roll across the sand without sinking. All of the beaches listed on this website provide beach wheelchairs free of charge. The California Coastal Commission is committed to serve ALL residents of the state and ensure their beach experience is wonderful.

Website: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/access/beach-wheelchairs.html
Email: coast4u@coastal.ca.gov 

 

Disneyland

Just like Disney World in Orlando, Disneyland inAnaheim,Californiais fully accessible to people with disabilities.Disneylandis accessible to those with hearing and visual disabilities as well as mobility. Service animals are welcome too! Come make your dreams come true at the magical Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

Website: http://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/guests-with-disabilities/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Disneyland
Phone: (714) 781-4565

 

Accessible San Diego

This is an extremely helpful website for travelers with disabilities. It is a non-profit information center that serves as a guide for accessible hotels, tours, lift transportation and attractions. This guide of theSan Diegoarea provides news, event information, travel guides and more!

Website: http://www.asd.travel/ 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Accessible-San-Diego/104542773907
Email: mail@asd.travel

U.S.S. Midway Museum

This is an experience of a lifetime! Experience life at sea on one ofAmerica’s longest serving aircraft carriers. Visitors will walk (or roll) in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who have served our country. Accessibility is always a priority here. There are complimentary wheelchair rentals as well as elevator access onto the ship and inside the ship.

Website: http://www.midway.org/wheelchair
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ussmidwaymuseum
Phone: 619-544-9600

Discover Los Angeles For Disabled Visitors

This thorough website is an excellent guide for people with disabilities who want to travel toLos Angeles. It lists LA’s top accessible attractions which include but are not limited to; aquariums, arts and music, attractions, entertainment, landmarks, museums, gardens, and transportation. Check out Discover Los Angeles and see which accessible activity best suits you!
Website: http://discoverlosangeles.com/guides/la-living/active-la/la-for-disabled-visitors.html

 

National Parks Golden Access Passport 

National and state parks are abound in California and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov

Thank you to our sponsors:
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About the Author: Farah Bohannon of Winder, Georgia currently serves as UroMed’s Marketing and Sales Support Assistant. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in May 2010. She loves to utilize her writing and marketing skills with inspiring stories. Farah is also passionate about traveling and exploring new cities and places. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, exercising, cooking, baking, scuba diving, and playing tennis.

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One Response to Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Southern California

  1. Laura Arnone says:

    I run a open group on Face book for people with TM Transverse Myelitis Coalition. https://www.facebook.com/groups/273884515989787/
    I enjoy your page and share wonderful info like this! Thank You! People are watching & learning!
    Laura Arnone

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