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Virginia Beach Access near Chesapeake Bay

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Virginia Beach is on the Mid-Atlantic coast, part of the southeastern shoreline of Virginia below the Chesapeake Bay. This popular resort area features a wide public beach with moderate surf that is easy to access via a 3-mile-long level concrete promenade along the shore known as the “boardwalk.” Getting There The closest airport is Norfolk International (ORF), about 17 miles away via Interstates 64 and 264. Most of the major airlines and rental car companies serve this airport. James River Transportation (866-823-4626) offers accessible airport shuttle service on request with 48 hours notice. Black and White Cabs (757-853-0411) also...

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia

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“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia is an 80-acre attraction containing an impressive variety of gardens and water features connected by a network of trails. Lewis Ginter has been recognized as one of the top public gardens by USA Today and The Travel Channel with over 300,000 visitors per year. There are exhibits and activities to appeal to everyone who enjoys being outdoors, and the enchanting landscape is a popular venue for weddings and other special events. How to Get There The...

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Accessible Accommodations at Shenandoah National Park

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Within Shenandoah National Park in Virginia are a few accommodations options with access. The two resorts with lodges are Big Meadows Lodge and Skyline Resort. A few campgrounds have access. Big Meadows Lodge Description: Built in 1939, the Big Meadows Lodge is a charming, rustic accommodation nestled in the central region of Shenandoah National Park. It is about 1.5 hours from the Swift Run Gap Entrance Station. Paved pathways connect various buildings in the area; the majority a have a slope less than 8 degrees, but there are a few slopes that exceed the 8 degrees. Most pathways are 3...

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Door County, Wisconsin Accessibility

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For my summer vacation this year I wanted to get back home to Wisconsin to visit my family.  After spending three days in my hometown of Merrill, WI, my parents and I would pack up for the 3-hour drive to the Door County Peninsula, between the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, where we would spend the remainder of my vacation. The Door County Peninsula is a popular tourist destination for residents in the Midwest and is commonly called “Cape Cod of the Midwest.”  Most of the activities in Door County are outdoors which makes it very popular...

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Access at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

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Colonial Williamsburg is a restored and recreated colonial American village in eastern Virginia that functions as a living history museum. Visitors can explore the town and tour Georgian buildings like the Governor’s Palace, Courthouse, Capitol and Bruton Parish Church to experience what life was like in the 18th century. Costumed actors (“interpreters”) populate the streets and demonstrate the lifestyle and common trades of the period. Museums and galleries display decorative arts, folk art, antiques and artifacts. Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year. It is best to visit when the weather is mild in spring or fall – foliage is...

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Shenandoah National Park Access Guide in Virginia

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Shenandoah National Park is located in the Great Appalachian Valley on the East Coast of the United States in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north-central Virginia about 1.5 hours from Washington D.C.. It is a narrow and elongated park stretching over 100 miles. Having your own vehicle is a must. The park is an ideal getaway setting for visitors preferring a peaceful and relaxing experience. The highlight of Shenandoah National Park are the plethora of overlooks that face toward the west and east found on Skyline Drive, but there is still more to see. [Not a valid template] General Information Admission: A...

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Hampton Inn in Williamsburg, Virginia

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There are three Hampton Inn properties in Williamsburg, Virginia. This one at 718 Bypass Road (US60) is the most centrally-located. It’s about a mile from Colonial Williamsburg, 3 miles from the Premium Outlet Mall, and 6 miles from Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Williamsburg Area Transit Authority’s gray line route serves Bypass Road with accessible kneeling buses. The hotel is easy to find and attractively landscaped. The front entrance of the hotel is covered and there is designated accessible parking with a ramped sidewalk adjacent to the level entrance. The front doors to the lobby open automatically. The...

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Rent an Accessible Beach House in Virginia by D.C.

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Are you looking for a quiet vacation getaway that is fully accessible?  Do you love to fish or just relax by the water?  Just a short drive from the Washington, DC area on beautiful Lake Anna, in Mineral, VA is a five bedroom, five bath, fully accessible lake house available for rent.  This vacation property was built specifically to accommodate family groups that include someone who uses a wheelchair or has other special needs.  This lake front property is also dog friendly. The owner included accessibility features in the house for her husband.  He had surgery to remove a...

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Virginia: Bear Creek Lake State Park

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Bear Creek Lake State Park is one of 40 parks in the Virginia state park system.  It is located in Cumberland, VA which is approximately an hour southwest of Richmond, VA. The park is located on 325 acres and the main attraction is a 40 acre recreation lake. The park has a beach and swimming area as well as canoe, kayak, paddleboat, and johnboat rentals available for guests. The johnboat rentals also have an optional fishing troll motor that can be rented to power the boats if the guests would rather focus more on sightseeing and fishing and less...

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