Traveling is a great way to spend time with the people you love. Seeing different parts of the world can be extremely rewarding, relaxing, and fun. If you or someone you love is in a wheelchair, however, you may be hesitant to travel to certain cities. It’s frustrating to not be able to participate in all of the main attractions a city has to offer simply because of your disability.
Traveling in particular can present many obstacles for those who are in wheelchairs. The roads may be difficult for a wheelchair to travel on, the public transportation may not be wheelchair accessible, or certain attractions may have stairs instead of ramps. If you or a loved one is currently physically challenged, don’t miss out on great traveling opportunities just because you may think that it is harder for disabled people to travel. Here are three great destinations that are wheelchair accessible.
Prague, Czech Republic
Many of the sightseeing tours in Prague are wheelchair accessible and suitable for people with walking difficulties, such as the Czech Folk Night tour, the Dinner River Cruise & City Tour, and the Karlovy Vary Sightseeing Tour. Many of the popular restaurants in Prague are on street level or accessible by lifts. Over half of the Prague metro stations provide wheelchair access, and there are many taxis throughout the city. New Town is the most wheelchair-friendly part of town with more even roads. There are some cobbled streets in some parts of the city center like Prague Castle and Old Town that will be slightly more difficult to get around on, and many of the restrooms are not yet wheelchair accessible. However, overall this is a great city for those with disabilities to visit.
Singapore is one of the most wheelchair accessible destinations to travel to as it is an efficient and modern city. There are many beautiful sights and tourist attractions that people in wheelchairs can easily enjoy like the Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park, and the Singapore Zoological Gardens. The Singapore Metro is entirely wheelchair accessible making it incredibly easy to get around. The only downside for disabled people traveling in Singapore is that Singaporeans may act slightly awkward around people with disabilities as they have not yet been integrated into mainstream society in their culture. However, Singapore is still an incredibly beautiful destination that you will be sure to enjoy.
This Scandinavian city will absolutely take your breath away with its stunning views. There are many different sights and attractions to see in Oslo that are wheelchair accessible such as the Aker Brygge area for shopping, dining, and entertainment as well as the Viking Ships Museum and the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park. It’s pretty easy for those with disabilities to get around in Oslo, particularly with the wheelchair accessible taxis. Accessible Journeys even offers vacation packages for disabled travelers to this beautiful city.
Just because you or someone you love has a disability does not mean you (or he or she) should not be able to participate in life, and traveling is an important part of life for many people. Seeing the world is one of the most rejuvenating things that you can do, and it’s very important to make time for activities that replenish your soul.