Travel is one of the latest frontiers 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 & Canada

Atlanta Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Atlanta, GA

This state capital, the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., was once host to the Summer Olympics.

Baltimore Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Baltimore, MD

Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner,” sits at the edge of the city’s Inner Harbor.

Boston Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Boston, MA

Home to historic sites dating to the Revolutionary War Era, Boston is improving in wheelchair accessibility.

Chicago Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Chicago, IL

The “Windy City” is one of America’s most accessible, with countless attractions situated along beautiful Lake Michigan.

Dallas Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Dallas, TX

A vibrant city undergoing constant redevelopment, Dallas is becoming a favorite for wheelchair travelers.

Denver Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Denver, CO

Set alongside the Rocky Mountains, Denver is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States.

Fort Myers Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Fort Myers, FL

Accessible beaches, a national wildlife refuge and delicious cuisine are just some of the things you’ll find in this Gulf Coast treasure.

Indianapolis Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Indianapolis, IN

A Midwestern city with impressive accessibility plus museums and monuments of surprisingly high quality.

Las Vegas Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Las Vegas, NV

“Sin City” attracts wheelchair users from all over the world and features an endless selection of entertainment to keep you coming back.

Los Angeles Wheelchair Travel Guide

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood is the big draw, but you’ll find so much more: beaches, museums, entertainment, sports and 5-star cuisine.

Milwaukee Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Milwaukee, WI

Beer, bratwurst and midwest culture combine to form a truly amazing vacation destination.

Montreal, Canada Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Montréal, Québec

Plan a trip to the Province of Québec, see its natural beauty & explore the oldest cities in North America.

Nashville, TN

Music City is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and loads of bars with live tunes. Enough said, right?

New Orleans Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

New Orleans, LA

Bourbon Street, jazz music, beignets and creole cuisine. Need I say more?

New York City Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

New York City, NY

From Broadway to Lower Manhattan, you won’t find a more diverse or international city than this.

Philadelphia, PA

One of the most important cities in early American history, Philadelphia welcomes tourists of all abilities.

Pittsburgh Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Pittsburgh, PA

At the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, you’ll find the City of Bridges.

Providence Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Providence, RI

The “Creative Capital” of New England is the most charming “big” city in the region.

Roswell Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Roswell, NM

Solve the mystery of the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident and come face-to-face with aliens in this New Mexico gem.

Salt Lake City Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah’s capital city and former host to the 2002 Olympic Games, SLC is fantastic in all seasons.

San Francisco Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

San Francisco, CA

The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf will keep you occupied – all are wheelchair accessible.

Seattle Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Seattle, WA

Seattle is the most iconic cities in the Pacific Northwest, with some of the best seafood in America.

Selma, Alabama Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Selma, AL

This small city played an oversized role in bringing the right to vote to every American.

St. Louis Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

St. Louis, MO

The “Gateway to the West” has undergone a downtown revitalization, making it more accessible to everyone.

U.S. Capitol building. Washington, D.C. Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Washington, D.C.

The Gold Standard in wheelchair accessibility, the nation’s capital sets a great example for the world.


Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Africa & the Middle East

Cairo, Egypt Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Cairo, Egypt

The Great Pyramids of Giza are only one aspect of the 4,500 years of history on display in the Egyptian capital.

Cape Town Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Cape Town, South Africa

Multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, breathtaking natural beauty and a compelling history that will consume you.

Dubai Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, dominates the most impressive skyline in the Middle East.

Wheelchair Accessible Kenya Safari Guide

Kenya (Safari)

Explore East Africa and come face-to-face with lions, leopards and elephants on safari in the Masai Mara.


Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Asia

Bangkok Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Bangkok, Thailand

Although the Thai capital is one of the least accessible major cities in Asia, it can still be enjoyed through determination.

Beijing Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Beijing, China

Sitting atop the Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a wheelchair accessible experience you’ll never forget.

Hong Kong Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Hong Kong, China

Asia’s most wheelchair-friendly city boasts a symphonic light show that illuminates the skyline of skyscrapers.

Kuala Lumpur Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This former British territory is one of the most free and diverse Muslim nations in the world.

Phnom Penh Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Home of the world’s first wheelchair accessible tuk-tuk, Cambodia’s capital has the highest rate of amputees per capita.

Seoul Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Seoul, South Korea

If you enjoy street food, you won’t find a city that does it better.

Singapore Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Singapore

This travel guide is in development and will be published in Winter 2021.

Shanghai Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Shanghai, China

The most accessible city in Mainland China, Shanghai has an impressive downtown and the world’s fastest Maglev train.


Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Europe

Amsterdam Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 17th-century Golden Age is alive in Amsterdam, easily one of Europe’s most walkable (and rollable) cities.

Berlin Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Berlin, Germany

A city once decimated and divided by war, international politics and a wall, Berlin has risen from the ashes like no other city.

Brussels Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place, the city’s central square, is the most picturesque in all of Europe.

Bucharest Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Bucharest, Romania

Although accessibility is a challenge, this Eastern European city is a must visit destination.

Gibraltar Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Gibraltar

Take your wheelchair to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar, and meet wild monkeys in the process.

London Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

London, England

Accessibility in the British capital is constantly improving, making London a fantastic trip for wheelchair users.

Luxembourg Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Luxembourg

Luxembourg City’s medieval old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is unmatched in beauty.

Madrid Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Madrid, Spain

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.

Moscow Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Moscow, Russia

Rolling your wheelchair into the Kremlin and Red Square need not be a dream anymore.

Munich Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Munich, Germany

Get lost in the beer halls during the annual Oktoberfest celebration. Don’t drink too much, though, if you’re driving a wheelchair!

Oslo Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Oslo, Norway

The gem of Scandinavia will take your breath away with its natural beauty and old world charm.

Paris Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Paris, France

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.

Prague Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Prague, Czech Republic

Central Europe’s “City of a Hundred Spires” is much more wheelchair-friendly than you might expect.

Riga city skyline.

Riga, Latvia

Located at the mouth of the Daugava River and Baltic Sea, Riga features a pedestrian-only historic city center.


Wheelchair Accessible Cities in South America

Bogota Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Bogota, Colombia

This high-altitude city has one of the world’s largest wheelchair accessible bus rapid transit systems.

Buenos Aires Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fall in love with the European architecture, colorful buildings, 250+ public parks and 280+ performance theaters.

Colonia del Sacramento Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Founded in 1680, this city’s Historic Quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, complete with a fortification wall and lighthouse.

Rio de Janeiro Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The former Portuguese colony has become one of the most accessible destinations in Latin America.