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The Mt. Shasta Trinity Forest Area

The Mt. Shasta Trinity Forest Area

I’ve been visiting the Mt. Shasta Trinity National Forest area my whole life, even before I became paralyzed and started wheelchair traveling. The Mt. Shasta Trinity National Forest area is one of Northern California’s pristine outdoor spaces, protected and preserved...

The Inn at Lake Shasta

The Inn at Lake Shasta

The Inn at Shasta Lake is a contemporary, luxury bed and breakfast near Shasta Lake in the Trinity Forest of Northern California. Tucked on a hill among trees, this beautiful b&b is on a private property, an...

The LOGE at Mt. Shasta

The LOGE at Mt. Shasta

The LOGE is located on the edge of Mt. Shasta City with close access to the freeway. This property has traditional rooms as well as camping spots. To check-in, head to the large patio space where the firepit is...

AutoCamp Russian River Glamping Cabin

AutoCamp Russian River Glamping Cabin

AutoCamp Russian River is located in the small downtown of Guerneville in the Somona Wine Country of California, and is affiliated with AutoCamp Yosemite in the Sierras. A few miles from the AutoCamp Russian...

Autocamp Yosemite Glamping Cabins

Autocamp Yosemite Glamping Cabins

Approximately 40 minutes from the Yosemite National Park entrance on Highway 140 in the Sierras of California is a glamping campground, tucked off the road nestled on the hillside. Autocamp Yosemite is...

Death Valley National Park + Wheelchair Access

Death Valley National Park + Wheelchair Access

Death Valley National Park is located in Southern California on the boarder of Nevada. This video is a great overview on what to expect and where to go if you are traveling with a wheelchair or have limited mobility. 

Elk Grove, CA: Laguna Creek Area Trails

Elk Grove, CA: Laguna Creek Area Trails

Just outside Sacramento, in the town of Elk Grove, California, almost all of the paths are wheelchair accessible. The Laguna Creek area in Elk Grove is known for its retail centers, but there’s more to the Laguna Creek than just shopping. Along much of Laguna Creek...

Martin Murphy Trail Access: Santa Clara County

Martin Murphy Trail Access: Santa Clara County

The Martin Murphy Trail near Santa Cruz in Central California county of Santa Clara is a unique loop trail with a lot to offer. First and foremost is the scenic view of the Diablo Range's rolling hills that the...

Glaming @ AutoCamp

Glaming @ AutoCamp

As a travel writer who loves the outdoors, glamping — “glamor camping” — has become one of my favorite ways to immerse myself in nature. Glamping gets me closer to nature without having to bring all the extra stuff camping requires, like towels, utensils, a stove,...

Coyote Creek Parkway: Santa Clara County, CA

Coyote Creek Parkway: Santa Clara County, CA

The name Coyote Creek Parkway is managed by the Santa Clara County in Central California near Santa Cruz. Coyote Creek Parkway is rightly named as there are coyotes, along with deer, wild turkeys, rabbits,...

Sycamore Grove Park: Livermore, CA

Sycamore Grove Park: Livermore, CA

Sycamore Grove Park is nestled in the Livermore Wine Country, located in the East Bay of San Francisco. The park is known for the sycamore trees, but oak and walnut trees are around the same age. Birdwatching is...

West Point Inn Cabins on Mt. Tamalpais

West Point Inn Cabins on Mt. Tamalpais

The West Point Inn is nestled on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, California, not far from Muir Woods and Stinson Beach. It’s a historical property that has been catering to tourists for decades. Getting here is the biggest challenge. For people who do not...

Yosemite Bug Resort: Hostel International

Yosemite Bug Resort: Hostel International

Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort is about thirty-minutes just outside of Yosemite National Park on Highway 140 tucked along a hillside, under groves of oak trees. It’s a popular place for young adults and...

San Francisco: Laurel Inn @ Pacific Heights

San Francisco: Laurel Inn @ Pacific Heights

Close to the San Francisco Presidio in Pacific Heights is the Laurel Inn, a boutique hotel. The location is peaceful, out of the downtown rush, and a bus as well as a MUNI station nearby will get you to Laurel...

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Wheelchair Tips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Wheelchair Tips

The grouping of four towering sequoia redwoods alongside the road in the Sierra Mountains, known as the “Four Guardsmen,” and are usually the first stop for visitors when approaching the two parks. Vehicles scurry to find a place to park alongside the road, but I fly...

Fort Funston Overlook and Trail Accessibility

Fort Funston Overlook and Trail Accessibility

Fort Funston (MAP) is located along the Pacific Ocean shoreline on the southwest side of San Francisco across from Lake Merced and near Mori Point. It was once the Lake Merced Military Reservation, and today it is an outdoor space managed by the Gold Gate National...

Marin Headlands National Park Wheelchair Tips

Marin Headlands National Park Wheelchair Tips

The Marin Headlands National Park, managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), is located right off the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to Sausalito from San Francisco in Marin County. The most popular area is Fort Cronkhite with Fort Baker on the...

Pacific Grove Borg’s Motel

Pacific Grove Borg’s Motel

Along the Monterey Bay coastline is the small beach town of Pacific Grove, neighboring the cities of Monterey and Carmel. There are a few wheelchair accessible places to stay in Pacific Grove. The Borg’s Motel is across the street from the ocean near Lovers Point...

Rosie the Riveter Park Shipyard Museum Memorial

Rosie the Riveter Park Shipyard Museum Memorial

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park is located on the San Francisco Bay in the industrial heart of Richmond, California.  This historical area is dedicated to the hard working people at the Ford Assembly Plant on the U.S. home front during...

Pismo Beach, California: SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

Pismo Beach, California: SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach is located on the central coast of California in between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Sitting right on the beach, there are ample ocean views. Hotel Amenities Parking:...

Eugene O’Neill National Historical Site

Eugene O’Neill National Historical Site

The Eugene O’Neill Historical Site is a beloved residence of one of America’s most influential playwrights and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Overlooking Mt. Diablo in Danville, California (San Francisco East Bay),...

Sedona, Arizona: El Portal Hotel

Sedona, Arizona: El Portal Hotel

The El Portal Hotel in Sedona, Arizona is a boutique, luxury property located right across from the artsy Tlaquepaque Village where you’ll have access to shops, restaurants, cafés, and more. Though lots of stuff...

Overview: San Francisco, CA Access Travel Guide

Overview: San Francisco, CA Access Travel Guide

San Francisco is one of the hilliest cities in the USA, and it's still accessible for wheelchair travel! Of course, power wheelchairs and scooters will have more freedom to explore the inner neighborhoods of San Francisco, but those using manual chairs may...

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, California Coast

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, California Coast

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel is located right on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California and has wheelchair accessible pathways everywhere. There are also four little bungalows and one of them has been converted to be wheelchair accessible. There's a...

Murphys Suites Hotel

Murphys Suites Hotel

Murphys California is a small town about 3 hours east of San Francisco. There are a few places to stay, Murphys Suites Hotel, which is right off of highway 4, is the most popular because of the location. The hotel is within walking distance to the historic downtown...

Hampton Inn Hotel Truckee

Hampton Inn Hotel Truckee

Truckee is a small town just outside of North Lake Tahoe, CA. Interstate 80 runs right through Truckee, which will take you to Reno, NV. There is a small downtown area of Truckee that is all accessible. The Hampton Inn is located on CA-267 which takes you to North...

Southern California: The Salton Sea

Southern California: The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea in Southern California is a fascinating place with a tragic history. This hauntingly beautiful body of salt water is the largest lake in California, occupying an area approximately 15 miles wide...

Sacramento Amtrak Train in California

Sacramento Amtrak Train in California

The Sacramento Amtrak Train Station is located in Downtown Sacramento not far from Old Town Sacramento and the California State Capitol. Parking and curbs are wheelchair accessible with reasonable distances to the station and ticket counter. Like most counters,...

Los Angeles, CA Accessible Travel Attractions

Los Angeles, CA Accessible Travel Attractions

The city of Los Angeles or the "city of angels" has a lot more to offer than just star gazing. Los Angeles is very spread out which makes it a little difficult to site-see, primarily since traffic is unpredictable and can slow you down immensely. The following...

Van Rentals: Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada

Van Rentals: Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada

Ability Center's fleet of newer model, wheelchair accessible BraunAbility and VMI minivans are available for weekly and long-term rent. We train you on how the wheelchair vehicle conversions operate, demonstrate the tie downs, and anything else needed to get you...

CA Sonoma Wine Country in the Fall

CA Sonoma Wine Country in the Fall

Witnessing trees changing colors on the East Coast during the crisp autumn months is an attraction all its own, but in the Sonoma Wine Country of California, you can find wine vineyards that explode with effervescent, fiery color, drawing in the eye like a moth to a...

Santa Cruz Beach Accessible Travel Guide

Santa Cruz Beach Accessible Travel Guide

The beach town of Santa Cruz, California is located just above Monterey and below San Francisco. Santa Cruz is a very wheelchair friendly beach city with lots of activities geared towards the outdoors. You can find many wheelchair accessible walkways along the beach,...

Historic Hotel La Rose in Downtown Santa Rosa, CA

Historic Hotel La Rose in Downtown Santa Rosa, CA

Hotel La Rose is in the heart of Downtown Santa Rosa and has been open since 1907. The building itself is also historic but has made adaptions to improve accessibility. Guests staying at the hotel can park in hotel lot located across the street, behind a café....

Los Angeles, CA: Downtown Sheraton Hotel

Los Angeles, CA: Downtown Sheraton Hotel

The Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, California is conveniently located near shopping and restaurants of all kinds as well as public transportation, the LA Convention Center and Staples Center. One shopping center in downtown is connected directly to the...

Point Reyes Seashore National Park

Point Reyes Seashore National Park

This magnificent expanse of parkland is one of the nation's great treasures. Its 71,057 acres include rolling grasslands, forested ravines that open onto steep, rocky blufftops, broad beaches, lush salt marshes,...

Mori Point, Pacifica Promenade and Pier

Mori Point, Pacifica Promenade and Pier

Mori Point is located south of San Francisco in Pacifica along the coast, and is managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area under the National Park Service. The park itself consists of a few trails, and...

Pacifica Coastal Trail in Northern California

Pacifica Coastal Trail in Northern California

Between Pedro Point and Rockaway Point, Pacifica State Beach, often called Linda Mar Beach, is popular with surfers and dog owners. The beach itself is largely inaccessible, but if you want a challenging climb...

Bayview Motel in Eureka, CA

Bayview Motel in Eureka, CA

The Bayview Motel in Eureka, California is located on top of small hill right off highway 101 that runs through the town with a semi-view of the bay. Most will want to drive to the downtown area for meals, etc. The main office is not wheelchair accessible so upon...

Accessible Cabana Pool at the Francis Coppola Winery in California

Accessible Cabana Pool at the Francis Coppola Winery in California

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area means having access to some of the most beautiful spots to visit, and Sonoma’s wine country is no exception. But what to do if you’re tired of spending the day trekking from winery to winery? (oh, the hardship!) If you just want to...

Top 5 Accessible Trails in the San Francisco Bay

Top 5 Accessible Trails in the San Francisco Bay

Besides being very diverse and multicultural, the San Francisco Bay Area is also very wheelchair accessible, including a number of wheelchair accessible hiking trails. Many of the parks, beaches, and hiking trails offer some kind of wheelchair access. Over the last...

California Coast: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

California Coast: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

Point Lobos State Marine Reserve is an oceanfront park on the coast of Northern California in Carmel, right by Monterey. It has not one but three wheelchair accessible hiking trails with views of the ocean:...

Overview: Yosemite Park Wheelchair Access

Overview: Yosemite Park Wheelchair Access

Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains of California is one of the most popular attractions in the world and with so many accessible options for travelers, it is a destination everyone should visit. It is a place of beauty, history, and...

Jedediah Smith Redwoods CA State Park

Jedediah Smith Redwoods CA State Park

California's most northerly redwood park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, boasts some of the world's largest trees and six miles of the pristine Smith River within its 10,000 acres. The park is named for the first non-native explorer known to have traveled...

John Muir National Historical Site

John Muir National Historical Site

John Muir, father of park conservation, spent his last couple of decades in a beautiful Victorian home overlooking orchards and vineyards in the East Bay of California. When John Muir and his family lived here,...

Nisene Marks State Park by Santa Cruz

Nisene Marks State Park by Santa Cruz

The Nisene Marks State Park, located just right off Hwy 1 near Santa Cruz, California, is a beautiful peaceful redwood forest on the coast. It became a State Park in 1963 by donation of the Marks family and was...

San Diego: Accessible Travel Attractions Tips

San Diego: Accessible Travel Attractions Tips

San Diego, California is a premier vacation beach destination, where people from all over the world come to soak up some sun. The weather here is pretty much the same all year round, which makes it a top...

Towne Place Suits Marriott at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA

Towne Place Suits Marriott at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA

Towne Place Suits Marriott is located about a mile from Disneyland just off of E Katella Ave in a quieter neighborhood.  I say quieter because Amtrak train line is behind the building, so you get some train noise but not much. The handicap parking is right...

Hyatt House in El Segundo near Manhattan Beach, CA

Hyatt House in El Segundo near Manhattan Beach, CA

El Segundo Hyatt House just about 10 minutes from Manhattan Beach.  The hotel is located in the back of a busy road that has supermarkets and restaurants within pushing range.  Next to the hotel is a light rail station, which is the Green Line.  Walking...

Yosemite National Park Access to Attractions

Yosemite National Park Access to Attractions

Yosemite Valley Floor Trail Besides two small inclines the paved bike path on the Yosemite Valley Floor was virtually flat for miles. There were even a few meadows with elevated accessible platforms and other...

A Stop at Old Town in Sacramento, CA

A Stop at Old Town in Sacramento, CA

In many cities the "Old Town" section isn't very wheelchair friendly. The old buildings and sidewalks make navigation frustrating however Sacrament has recently  installed all new ramps from the wooden boardwalks to the crosswalks at every intersection -...

North Lake Tahoe Accessibility Travel Tips

North Lake Tahoe Accessibility Travel Tips

We arrived in Tahoe on a beautiful late summer day and checked into the Hyatt Hotel situated directly on the beach in North Lake Tahoe. The rooms are expensive, but it is a once in a life time stay. There are...

South Lake Tahoe Accessible Travel Tips

South Lake Tahoe Accessible Travel Tips

Whether summer or winter, Lake Tahoe is one of California’s most visited and naturally beautiful destinations. It was referred to by the original explorers as “the jewel of the Sierra.” Lake Tahoe reaches depths of 1,645 feet, making it the second deepest in America...

Yosemite National Park Accessible Accomodations

Yosemite National Park Accessible Accomodations

When vacationing in Yosemite National Park there are a number of overnight accessible accommodation options. No matter what you choose, be sure to be crystal clear what your needs are (roll-in or bath shower). A couple of campsites within Lower, Upper, and North Pines...

Access Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Access Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Tenaya Lodge is located on the edge Sierra National Forest just past the small town of Oakhurst and a short ten minutes to the south gate of Yosemite National Park off highway 41. Five handicapped parking spots were located closest to the hotel's main entrance....

Wheelchair Hiking at Van Damme State Park, CA

Wheelchair Hiking at Van Damme State Park, CA

The Van Damme State Park in the county of Mendocino of Northern California (map) is known as the “Jewel of the Little River” and is a classic example of a northern California rain forest located right across from the Pacific Ocean. It’s filled with coastal redwoods,...

Accessible African Safari in Northern California

Accessible African Safari in Northern California

Upon arrival I turned off my cell phone; it was worthless now because I was in a reception dead zone. At check-in I asked the receptionist about a card or key for the room, “no locks on tents” she replied with a coy smile. I made my way to one of two wheelchair...

SF Fort Mason and the Great Meadow

SF Fort Mason and the Great Meadow

  Fort Mason in San Francisco, is a former Army post dating from the Civil War and divided into Upper and Lower Fort Mason with the Great Meadow in between and more wheelchair outdoor attractions nearby.  The Great Meadow The main draw to the 50-acre...

Monarch Grove Sanctuary in the Monterey Bay Area

Monarch Grove Sanctuary in the Monterey Bay Area

Every fall and early winter, thousands of Monarch butterflies travel amazing distances from the northern United States and southern Canada to spend the winter at a handful of sites along the California coast. One of these is a grove of eucalyptus and Monterey pines in...

Antlers Campgrounds & RV Park in Northern California

Antlers Campgrounds & RV Park in Northern California

Antlers RV Park and Campgrounds is located on Shasta Lake in Northern California in the small town of Lakehead. It is conveniently located off of Highway 5 so a great spot to stop for the night while on a road trip. Being near Highway 5 means that there is a little...

Asilomar State Beach, Conference Grounds and Sand Dune

Asilomar State Beach, Conference Grounds and Sand Dune

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds was created around 107 acres of natural coastal and forest resources with rustic settings, winding roads and hilly pathways. Accessibility improvements have been completed within the State Park but many more are being...

Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, CA

Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, CA

In fall and winter, up to 150,000 monarch butterflies come to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz from the northern United States and southern Canada to roost and mate. During these months you can see thousands of butterflies fluttering through the park’s...

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Travel Guide

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Travel Guide

Two hours south of Los Angeles and a day trip away from Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert are Palm Springs and Palm Desert. This area is an oasis of golf courses, tennis courts, spa resorts,...

Los Angeles: Westin Downtown Hotel

Los Angeles: Westin Downtown Hotel

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles off Figueroa Street. The architecture of the hotel is iconic, featuring protruding cylinders on the outside where the elevators transcend with lights. Right outside the main...

Inn at Churon Winery in Temecula, California

Inn at Churon Winery in Temecula, California

The Inn at Churon Winery is a French inspired chateau overlooking the rolling hills of vineyards in the Temecula Wine Country of Southern California right off of Rancho California Road. The lobby is partially carpeted and is also where a five-course meal that is...

Fly a Glider Plane with Hand-Controls

Fly a Glider Plane with Hand-Controls

Along the San Gabriel Mountains in the Mojave Desert of Southern California has nearly perfect conditions for flying a glider plane, explains Dale of Southern California Soaring Academy, and that is why he choose...

Accessible Hot Air Balloon Ride in Southern CA

Accessible Hot Air Balloon Ride in Southern CA

The stars were still out when I awoke. I was still half asleep as I got my things together in a zombie like fashion and then headed to the Southcoast Winery in Temecula to meet Pat, Carol and the rest of the crew from Reach for the Stars Hot Air Balloon Foundation....

Headwaters Forest Reserve by Eureka, CA

Headwaters Forest Reserve by Eureka, CA

Once the setting for a thriving mill town of 400 people, the Headwaters Forest Reserve is now inhabited only by wildlife and fish. The 7,472-acre property was purchased by the Department of the Interior in 1999 to conserve and study the land and its inhabitants and to...

Langham Resort in Pasadena, California

Langham Resort in Pasadena, California

The Langham Huntington is a full-scale resort in Pasadena, California. It’s located in a very upscale area of Pasadena near the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, which is a great wheelchair accessible attraction. When you pull up to the resort stop at the...

Access the Southern California Wine Country

Access the Southern California Wine Country

Temecula is Southern California’s Wine Country and is conveniently located about an hour and half away from Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Palm Desert, and San Diego, which makes it a nice get-a-way for many people living in these areas. This wine country region is...

Beach Wheelchairs in San Diego, California

Beach Wheelchairs in San Diego, California

San Diego, California has some of the best beach access in the world. Many beaches in San Diego have beach wheelchairs available for loan or rent. Many of these beach wheelchairs are free of charge and are manual (someone else has to push you), but it's not the only...

Indian Grinding Rock CA State Historic Park

Indian Grinding Rock CA State Historic Park

The Indian Grinding Rock is located just east of Jackson, CA, which is about 3 hours east of San Francisco, in the foothills in the Sierras Mountains. This California State Park has a lot to offer for access. The museum and visitor center is where you will find all...

Anza-Borrego Desert in Southern California

Anza-Borrego Desert in Southern California

Covering 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. It protects a vast desert wilderness of sparse, rocky terrain in the southern part of the state that is known for its unique geology. Six million years ago the Gulf of...

Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

Crissy Field with Fort Point tucked below the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a scenic spot and delight for strollers, joggers, windsurfers, bicyclists, dog walkers, and people looking to spot birds...

Handlery Union Square Hotel in San Francisco

Handlery Union Square Hotel in San Francisco

Price Category: Mid-Range www.handlery.com 351 Geary Street-San Francisco, CA  94102 Direct Reservation Number: (415) 781-7800 Reservation Fax: (415) 781-0269 10 wheelchair accessible rooms. 5 with roll in showers. Hotel Details Accessible Room Types...

Joshua Tree National Park Accessibility Guide

Joshua Tree National Park Accessibility Guide

  Joshua Tree National Park, 794,000 acres of desert wilderness – where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts merge in California near Palm Springs and Palm Desert. In this section of the world, relentless sun...

CA Coast: Malibu Travel Tips on Attractions

CA Coast: Malibu Travel Tips on Attractions

The Pacific Coast Highway 1 (PCH) is a famous area of Malibu known for it's stretch of ocean views. Right on the the beach along PCH  is the Beverly Hills Beach Club, made famous by the television show 90210 in the 1990s. Surfers and even dolphins and other...

California, Pasadena Westin Hotel

California, Pasadena Westin Hotel

The Westin Hotel is located in Old Town Pasadena about a block away from Colorado Boulevard where you can find a plethora of shops and eateries. Valet parking is required if you have your own vehicle or you can find street parking. The main doors are automatic and...

Sheraton Hotel in Old Pasadena, California

Sheraton Hotel in Old Pasadena, California

The Sheraton Hotel is right by Old Town Pasadena and not far from restaurants, shops and the 110 Freeway. The parking garage is to the right of the hotel and is not complimentary. From the garage, automatic doors lead you inside to the elevator that takes you directly...

Santa Barbara, CA Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users

Santa Barbara, CA Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users

Santa Barbara is considered to be a part of California’s Central Coast and is not only a beach town but a college one with a little bit of history. With a kick of new age philosophy and a high-end flare, it is no wonder why some celebrities have homes here. It is also...

The Landing Resort in Lake Tahoe, CA

The Landing Resort in Lake Tahoe, CA

The Landing Resort is a luxury, boutique hotel with fine dining and spa services on a lake-front property in South Lake Tahoe. Valet is included with your hotel stay but not required. Two handicapped parking spots can be found closest to the main entrance but other...

Long Beach, California: Accessible Travel Tips

Long Beach, California: Accessible Travel Tips

Long beach is about 40 miles south of Los Angeles. Long Beach is almost a child of L.A. with a much better location along the beach. From various hotels and skyscrapers in Long Beach, one can see downtown L.A. as long as the pollution level is moderately low. L.A....

Long Beach Public Transportation

Long Beach Public Transportation

Getting around Long Beach is easy with great accessible public transportation whether it be by air, land or sea. The Long Beach Airport has flights from a little over a dozen major cities around the United States. Long Beach is a city of harbors so it made...

SF Wheelchair Accessible Taxis Problems

SF Wheelchair Accessible Taxis Problems

Getting around some parts of San Francisco can be challenging in a wheelchair, especially if using a manual wheelchair because of the hills. Wheelchair accessible taxis in San Francisco has become problematic. They are basically impossible to get....

Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa is a Great B&B with a Bay View

Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa is a Great B&B with a Bay View

Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa, is a wheelchair friendly place to rest your head and managed by a courteous and professional staff. Every evening the hotel hosts a wine and cheese H'ors D'oeuvres hour from 5-6pm in the lobby. Pathways around the hotels make it easy to get...

Los Angeles Area Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

Los Angeles Area Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

United Independent Taxi services the greater Los Angeles area for those needing wheelchair access, which means L.A., Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Ray, and more. When making a reservation, I was told that the taxi would be there around 30...

Driving from Northern to Southern California

Driving from Northern to Southern California

To get between Northern and Southern California, the two most popular routes are Highway 5 and the PCH1/101 Freeway. Highway 5, which is the most direct way to drive down south. It runs nearly directly down the center of California and takes approximately hours to get...

Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf

Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf

The Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf in the middle of Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiradeli Square. The hotel has 2 sections with the main section having the best access. This property blocks rooms when reserved. 16 wheelchair accessible rooms. 6 with roll in...

Redwood Hiking Trails in Northern California

Redwood Hiking Trails in Northern California

Think of Northern California and think of redwood trees, the largest trees in the world. Even in the San Francisco Bay Area there are a plethora of wheelchair accessible hiking trails. The most famous is Muir Woods National Monument, located just outside of San...

California State Park: Samual P. Taylor

California State Park: Samual P. Taylor

The Marin County in the Bay Area will allow you to explore the one of California's natural treasures, the redwoods. Nestled in the rolling hills, Samuel P. Taylor State Park is filled with woodlands and a few open grass meadows.  Wildlife includes trees like oak,...

Bothin Marsh & Sausalito-Mill Valley Path in NorCal

Bothin Marsh & Sausalito-Mill Valley Path in NorCal

A wide, level asphalt section of the Bay Trail known as the Mill Valley-Sausalito Path, popular with cyclists, runners, and rollerbladers, follows the old Northwestern Pacific Railroad route from Sausalito to Mill Valley. Along the way it crosses Bothin Marsh Open...

The Movie Colony Hotel in Palm Springs, California

The Movie Colony Hotel in Palm Springs, California

The Movie Colony is a cute boutique hotel located just a few blocks from the hip and happening Downtown Palm Springs. It’s called the Movie Colony because the neighborhood that it’s located in is filled with old homes of movie stars but now most are rented out for...

California Coast: Pomo Bluffs in Fort Bragg

California Coast: Pomo Bluffs in Fort Bragg

Pomo Bluffs Park is a 25-acre blufftop park at Todds Point, on the south side of Noyo Bay/Noyo Harbor inlet in Fort Bragg. People come here to stroll a level trail that provides unobstructed views of the ocean and mouth of the Noyo River and the harbor entrance, with...

CA State Park: Grover Hot Springs, Sierras

CA State Park: Grover Hot Springs, Sierras

The centerpiece of the Grover Hot Springs State Park in California is the mineral hot springs, enjoyed because the mineral sulfur is minimal. Two concrete pools, one hot and one cold, are both equipped with lifts for disabled access. At an altitude of 6000- feet, even...

Erwin Hotel at Venice Beach, CA

Erwin Hotel at Venice Beach, CA

The Erwin Hotel is in the Heart of Venice Beach, feet away from the Ocean, the famous Venice Sidewalk Market and Ocean Walk. Valet parking is necessary if you have a car since there is no parking lot; the valets had no problem driving my car with hand-controls....

California Coast: Venice Beach Travel Tips

California Coast: Venice Beach Travel Tips

Venice Beach is a big tourist attraction for the Los Angeles and a local favorite since it's a twenty minute drive or less from almost any where in Los Angeles and neighbor to Santa Monica Beach. Venice Beach is too unique and too convenient to not check out. The...

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Southern California

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Southern California

The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is a 31,000 acre preserve in the Little San Bernardino Mountains that protects one of the largest riparian areas in California and is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. The upper half of Big Morongo Canyon begins in the Mojave...

Sonoma Wine Country Accessible Travel Tips

Sonoma Wine Country Accessible Travel Tips

Sonoma County lies in the North Coast Ranges of northwestern California, about an hour away from San Francisco. This part of California is highly known as wine country, encompassing a few regions each with their...

CA, Half Moon Bay: Access Travel Guide

CA, Half Moon Bay: Access Travel Guide

Off California's Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California is the coastal city Half Moon Bay. Main Street Half Moon Bay's historic Main Street is filled with original buildings that have been modified to be new treasures. The sidewalks and streets are clean and...

Flying with a Wheelchair

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