Travel is the latest frontier in the march toward accessibility, and more destinations are becoming wheelchair-friendly every year! I've scoured the globe to discover the world's most wheelchair accessible cities, and I share what I've learned in these wheelchair travel guides. As the United Nations has prioritized the development of accessible infrastructure, more destinations have opened themselves to travelers with disabilities.
Travel guides for the cities listed below include information on the accessibility of attractions & sights, adapted hotel rooms (with roll-in showers), airports and disability assistance, public transportation, wheelchair taxis (with ramps), sidewalks, footpaths, curb ramps and more. Use these guides to plan your next wheelchair accessible vacation!
Wheelchair Accessible Cities in the United States
This state capital, the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., was once host to the Summer Olympics.
Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," sits at the edge of the city's Inner Harbor.
Home to historic sites dating to the Revolutionary War Era, Boston is improving in wheelchair accessibility.
The "Windy City" is one of America's most accessible, with countless attractions situated along beautiful Lake Michigan.
A vibrant city undergoing constant redevelopment, Dallas is becoming a favorite for wheelchair travelers.
Set alongside the Rocky Mountains, Denver is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States.
A Midwestern city with impressive accessibility and museums/monuments of surprisingly high quality.
"Sin City" attracts wheelchair users from all over the world and features an endless selection of entertainment to keep you coming back.
Hollywood is the big draw, but you'll find so much more: beaches, museums, entertainment, sports and 5-star cuisine.
Beer, bratwurst and midwest culture combine to form a truly amazing vacation destination.
Bourbon Street, jazz music and creole cuisine. Need I say more?
From Broadway to Lower Manhattan, you won't find a more diverse or international city than this.
One of the most important cities in early American history, Philadelphia welcomes tourists of all abilities.
At the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, you'll find the City of Bridges.
The "Creative Capital" of New England is the most charming "big" city in the region.
The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf will keep you occupied - all are wheelchair accessible.
Seattle is the most incredible city in the United States. I'm biased, but you'll fall in love quickly.
This small city played an oversized role in bringing the right to vote to every American.
The "Gateway to the West" has undergone a downtown revitalization, making it more accessible to everyone.
Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Africa & the Middle East
The Great Pyramids of Giza are only one aspect of the 4,500 years of history on display in the Egyptian capital.
Multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, breathtaking natural beauty and a compelling history that will consume you.
Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Asia
Although the Thai capital is one of the least accessible major cities in Asia, it can still be enjoyed through determination.
Sitting atop the Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a wheelchair accessible experience you'll never forget.
Asia's most wheelchair-friendly city boasts a symphonic light show that illuminates the skyline of skyscrapers.
This former British territory is one of the most free and diverse Muslim nations in the world.
Home of the world's first wheelchair accessible tuk-tuk, Cambodia's capital has the highest rate of amputees per capita.
If you enjoy street food, you won't find a city that does it better.
Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Europe
The 17th-century Golden Age is alive in Amsterdam, easily one of Europe's most walkable (and rollable) cities.
A city once decimated and divided by war, international politics and a wall, Berlin has risen from the ashes like no other city.
Grand Place, the city's central square, is the most picturesque in all of Europe.
Although accessibility is a challenge, this Eastern European city is a must visit destination.
Take your wheelchair to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar, and meet wild monkeys in the process.
Spain's capital city is home to some of the world's most renowned art museums, including the Reina Sofía, where Picasso's "Guernica" is on display.
Rolling your wheelchair into the Kremlin and Red Square need not be a dream anymore.
Get lost in the beer halls during the annual Oktoberfest celebration. Don't drink too
much, though, if you're driving a wheelchair!
The gem of Scandinavia will take your breath away with its natural beauty and old world charm.
The City of Lights won't disappoint. Wheelchair users get free access to the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Musée de l'Orangerie, Palace of Versailles and more.
Central Europe's "City of a Hundred Spires" is much more wheelchair-friendly than you might expect.