9 Accessible Activities in San Diego

Balboa Park in San Diego

San Diego, California is home to many fun activities, long-standing and unique history, and wonderful weather year-round. There are activities for city-lovers, beach-goers, and museum enthusiasts alike making it a popular city for almost everyone. Below we have 9 accessible places to visit and see, which are sure to make your next trip unforgettable!

  1. Jas Arnold Trail for All People
    Opened in 2016, this trail was created as a place for all people to come and see the beautiful views of California. The trail is a 1,100 foot loop in the Black Mountain Regional Park and has multiple areas of shade big enough to offer wheelchair users places to escape the sun.
  2. Balboa Park
    This park was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1977 and is named after the Spanish explorer, Vasco Núñez de Balboa. The area is home to over 17 museums, the performing arts including dance and music theaters, gardens, shopping centers, and restaurants.
  3. USS Midway Museum
    The USS Midway, named after the battle of Midway in 1942, was built in 17 months ending in September of 1945. After barely missing serving in WW II, it went on to be the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. 10 acres of exhibits include over 30 restored aircraft and helicopters, along with other areas showing how life was for the crews onboard. Accessible areas are marked and kiosks located on three decks give an overview of the accessible areas of the museum.
  4. San Diego Zoo
    Previously ranked #1 in the world, the San Diego Zoo has almost 20 different exhibits featuring over 3,500 animals, including the newer Australian animal experience and Africa rocks exhibits.
  5. Old Town
    This historic city has a history over 9,000 years old, with Spanish settlements starting in 1769. There are still dozens of structures that date to throughout the 19th century which can be seen and toured today. Though the levels of accessibility vary inside the structures because of their age, they are still very interesting to see and learn about. There are accessible Trolley tours that will take you to certain stops in the city with a 24-hour notice.
  6. Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument
    Point Loma is home to the location of Cabrillo National Monument and is a lookout point overlooking the beautiful San Diego Bay. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to step foot on the Western United States in 1542. The monument in his honor is a place where you can go to learn about the history surrounding his voyage as well as his other discoveries.
  7. Mission Beach and Bay
    Mission Bay offers a wide variety of activities for the family, from SeaWorld San Diego to barbeque sites and restaurants. Mission Beach is one of the few in the area that offers beach-safe wheelchairs so you can navigate the sand and water safely.
  8. Birch Aquarium
    Over 5,000 fish in over 60 habitats give a range of activities to see for everyone. More than 10 different exhibits give you a closer look at certain features and creatures of the ocean. See their website for times when daily shows and feedings of your favorite animals take place.
  9. Comic Con
    Since 1970, fans of comics, movies, and science fiction have gathered together for a comic book convention in southern California. Today, more than 120,000 people come to San Diego every year to visit the largest Comic Book convention in the world and to see the numerous special guests that attend the event every year. This years’ convention will be from July 18th-21st and will feature panels and showings from popular movies, televisions shows, and comics.

With all the incredible things to do in San Diego, it is the perfect place to rent an accessible vehicle from MobilityWorks. During the month of July, we are excited to offer 10% off Accessible Van Rentals * at our San Diego/La Mesa location. All of our rental vans come equipped with easy-to-use retractable tie-downs and are available for a day or weeks at a time. You also have peace of mind with our 24-hour emergency hotline in case of emergency.

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