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Boston, MA Four Seasons Hotel Accessibility

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The Four Seasons Hotel at 200 Boylston Street is in Downtown Boston and conveniently located to many places such as the gardens and Boston Commons. The pool is located on the 8th floor and DOES have an accessible lift. On the first level, go to the bar on the first level and ask for a drink made with the official Macallan pure ice ball maker–only a few like this in the world! This Four Seasons Hotel features accessible rooms such as #518.  Located two rooms down from the elevator, there is a short section which is carpeted. The front door features a...

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Boston, Massachusetts Wheelchair Travel Guide

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Come Tour Historical Boston! When it comes to seeing the many historical sites around Boston all one needs to do is follow the Freedom Trail, which is marked by a solid red line (painted or in brick) in the middle of the sidewalk. The places the Freedom Trail takes you is made up of government buildings, like State House or the Old City Hall. There are also many churches, like the Trinity Church, cemeteries and other significant historical buildings like the site of the Boston Massacre, the Old Boston Meeting House, or the JFK Library. There is so much...

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Wheeling the Streets and Sidewalks of Boston, MA

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Boston is made up of different kinds of sidewalk textures that a wheelchair traveler should be aware of.  Some are more easily traveled on while others are not maintained and could be a nuisance and slow one down. For example, there could be a smoothed cemented walkway between cobble stones, brick that may or may not have sections that have risen up, slow-lying cobble stone tiles, or newly-laid asphalt. Sometimes there might be a crack or the sidewalk will get narrow. We should always be aware of our surroundings and this includes debris or holes in our path. No...

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Marriott on the Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts

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The Marriott Long Wharf Hotel beautifully overlooks the harbor and back up to a park and has the needed accommodations for the wheelchair traveler. It is also in a great location, close to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the North East side, and aquarium. Conveniently, right outside of the hotel is an accessible entrance to “The T” subway. The rooms with a roll-in shower have either a king or two full size beds, which based on what is available. Furthermore, the rooms have a closet bar within reach and a floor-length mirror in the closet by the vanity area. The...

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Wheelchair Access on the Subway in Boston, MA

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It is certainly possible for someone in a manual wheelchair to travel the streets of Boston without taking any form of public transportation; however it all depends on one’s stamina and endurance because there are slight inclines and well, using a manual wheelchair regardless takes some muscle. However, the subway in Boston, known as “The T,” is a great system if you want or need to take a break. It’s important to plan out your journey before hand though because not every stop is wheelchair accessible; many are but pick up a public transportation map at any station or...

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Rolling Around Boston, MA in My Wheelchiar

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The port is about a mile away from anything central so you do need to figure out how to get to the city centre. Once you do get downtown everything historical is close to each other. Beantown can be fun in a wheelchair. Its rich history is all accessible and convenient if you do a bit of planning. The view of the city skyline from the Prudential Center Observatory is breathtaking. Looking to the east, you’ll see Logan Airport, on clear days, planes pass over Boston Harbor and the Waterfront in single file.The Longfellow Bridge can be seen to...

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