Your Passport To Accessible Travel
By: Taylor Heine, Community Relations Specialist
It is that time of year again, flowers are in full bloom and warmer temperatures suggest summer is on the horizon! For travel enthusiasts, several are planning their upcoming getaway and looking for the ultimate vacation destination.
I have developed a tourism guide comprised of accessible destinations for people with disabilities planning their next vacation stateside or abroad. The locations provided were curated from travelers with disabilities and accessibility experts online.
Domestic Portland, Oregon Hike to Multnomah Falls and experience the scenic waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest or grab a sugary, sweet treat to-go at the world-famous, Voodoo Doughnut . The lush mountain views, exciting food culture and public transportation system rank the City of Roses among the top accessible tourist destinations in the United States, according to America’s Mobility Superstore .
The blog features an accessible travel guide for tourists exploring the bustling city of Portland. Las Vegas, Nevada
Home to some of the finest casinos, night clubs, entertainment and dining experiences in the world, Sin City has been dubbed one of the most accessible vacation destinations in the United states by John Morris of Wheelchair Travel. From ziplining over Freemont Street to exploring the vintage sign boneyard at the Neon Museum, the entertainment capital of the world offers fun and inclusive activities for everyone to enjoy!
Morris provides a comprehensive travel guide that features a collection of accessible transportation, hotel and attraction options for tourists to reference while planning the ultimate Vegas experience. Seattle, Washington
Experience breathtaking views at the Space Needle observation deck or take a tour at Boeing’s Future of Flight Museum. The Emerald city offers a variety of accessible sightseeing and excursion opportunities for tourists visiting the Pacific Northwest. Seattle’s ADA compliant rail system, lodging and accessible attractions ranks the seaport among the nation’s most disability-friendly travel destinations by The Huffington Post. Find out more about the iconic city and accessibility by reviewing the tourism guide featured on Wheelchair Travel. International
Montreal, Canada Tour the historical downtown district, visit the beautiful botanical gardens or catch a Canadiens hockey game at Bell Center Arena . The City of Saints offers a variety of activities and transportation options for tourists with disabilities, ranking the charming Canadian metropolis among the most accessible travel destinations in the world by Burning Nights .
Sydney, Australia Take a trip the Land Down Under and visit the iconic Sydney Opera House. The popular coastal city features accessible attractions, lodging, ferries, taxis and amenities for globetrotters planning their next getaway to the sandy beaches of Australia. The trendy vacation hotspot has been recognized as one of the most accessible tourism locations in the world by Burning Nights and Curb Free with Cory Lee. Dublin, Ireland Grab your passport and travel abroad to the luck-filled land of Ireland. Visit the famous Guinness Storehouse, tour the Dublin Castle, or shop Blanchardstown Centre. The bustling Irish town offers accessible entertainment, transportation, hotel and tourism options for jet-setters visiting the 1000 year old city. This accessible Irish town ranks highly among travel bloggers, Curb Free with Cory Lee and Burning Nights. Next time you’re in Dublin, be sure to download the app, Mobility Mojo. The mobile application allows users to review accessibility standards for various sites around town and can be a great tool for travelers visiting The Emerald Isle.