Over the last several years, awareness of accessibility issues has prompted the city of San Diego to focus on providing more wheelchair-friendly attractions. Now there are more ways than ever for those with mobility impairments to enjoy the entire city, indoors and outdoors.
Whether you’re visiting San Diego for vacation or a resident of the greater metro San Diego area, there are plenty of accessible travel adventures to have. Don’t let s broken wheelchair keep you from the area attractions. You can get a loaner from PA Healthcare while we fix your manual or battery powered chair or scooter. If you’re visiting the area for vacation, renting your needed mobility aid or handicap equipment is an available option.
Our favorite wheelchair-accessible travel destinations in San Diego:
Jas Arnold Trail For All People
In the fall of 2016, San Diego cut the ribbon on a new 1,100-foot flat hiking trail that winds its way through the Black Mountain Ranch Open Space Park. This incredible loop is a great way to reconnect with the outdoors and enjoy some fresh air. The path was built flat to make it easy for people of all ages and abilities to complete. This flat hiking trail is perfect for battery powered wheelchairs which can be rented as needed from PA Healthcare.
This incredible park is full of artistic fountains, gardens and even live performances. This is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for photo ops with gorgeous architecture. The museums provide plenty of learning opportunities as well.
San Diego is full of incredible craft breweries. They are all wheelchair-friendly and many offer full tours of their brewing operations. Societe, Ballast Point, Pizza Port and other big names have become hot spots for socialization and trying out the latest beers.
The Gaslamp Quarter
With miles of waterfront boardwalks and unique boutique shopping opportunities, you can easily spend a full day just wandering this part of town. Much of the area has been redeveloped with wheelchair-friendly access to shops and restaurants.
There are three main beaches in San Diego that are recommended for those with limited mobility. Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach all have a longstanding reputation for being very accessible and easy to navigate.
Air & Space Museum
The Air & Space Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian family and is home to many retired aircraft and other technology. The museum is full of ramps and access points so you can get close to all of the aircraft replicas. Plus, there are museum employees stationed throughout the exhibits to answer questions and provide additional insight.
San Diego has become a premier destination for those looking for wheelchair-accessible attractions. There are plenty of places to visit whether you want to be out of the sun or you want to enjoy a day on the beach.
If you are visiting San Diego, consider arranging for a wheelchair rental or transport chair to make your travels even easier. Contact PA Healthcare to learn more today!