Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and a very popular tourist destination. You can spend days discovering all sites the City of Angels has to offer. When you or a loved one is traveling with a wheelchair or scooter, it’s important to plan ahead so that your travels are smooth and stress-free. Read on for MobilityWorks’ guide to experiencing Los Angeles in an accessible way, and don’t forget to book your wheelchair van rental in advance.
What to See
Venice Beach’s Boardwalk offers a full day of amusement and great accessibility. The flat walkway is easy to navigate, and the boardwalk features performers, unique food and drink and beautiful views. The weekend’s are a virtual sidewalk circus that can’t be missed.
Hollywood Boulevard and Universal City features several famous landmarks like the Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame. The streets are teeming with tourist shops, fortune tellers, and more. You can even take a tour of the nearby homes of celebrities. Experience plenty of accessible tourist attractions in this area-don’t forget your camera!
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a world-famous museum you can gain access to with your donation. Conveniently located elevators make exhibits easy to see. Enjoy sculptures, photography, cultural art and more.
What to Do
The Walt Disney Concert Hall houses the Los Angeles Philharmonic. There are plenty of great seats in the house for wheelchair users and companions in every section. You can even borrow devices that help you listen to the show.
Enjoy the day at one of California’s beautiful beaches from the comfort of a beach wheelchair. Additionally, several locations may offer motorized chairs which can be propelled by the user. From Venice to Santa Monica to Hermosa, experience the California coastline with ease.
Disneyland is a top theme park in Anaheim, close to Los Angeles. The Walt Disney Company is known for accessibility, and even has a guide and policies in place for guests with disabilities. This year, Disneyland is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary with extra fun for the whole family.
The Los Angeles Farmer’s Market has many shopping options from homemade candies to international eats. The walkways are very wide and many accessible parking spots are available.
The Grove Shopping Center is conveniently next to the Farmer’s Market. While the center features many well known stores, there are also performers and you can even take a trolley ride. You can plan a day to visit both the Farmer’s Market and the Grove.
How to Get Around
The Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority accommodates any type of wheelchair or scooter. Passengers with disabilities can ride for a reduced fee. Hearing, mobility and visual aids are available.
The Trolley between the Grove and the Farmers Market is wheelchair accessible with a slide out ramp. While it runs seasonally, the ride is meant more for the experience than transportation. The trolley is a popular attraction so be sure to arrive early to beat the crowds!
Visit the Discover Los Angeles Tourism website for more accessible getaway information.
Wheelchair Vans for Rent by the Day or Week
Make your trip completely worry-free with a wheelchair van rental from MobilityWorks. We have two convenient locations in Pasadena and Van Nuys, and we can even deliver the rental vehicle to you. Give us a call at 1-877-275-4915 to reserve today!