Wheelchair Accessible Travel Destinations

Discover the world's most wheelchair-friendly cities


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

Wheelchair Accessible Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

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

Baltimore, MD

Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," sits at the edge of the city's Inner Harbor.
Wheelchair Accessible Boston

Boston, MA

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

Chicago, IL

The "Windy City" is one of America's most accessible, with countless attractions situated along beautiful Lake Michigan.
Wheelchair Accessible Dallas

Dallas, TX

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

Denver, CO

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

Indianapolis, IN

A Midwestern city with impressive accessibility and museums/monuments of surprisingly high quality.
Wheelchair Accessible Las Vegas

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.
Wheelchair Accessible Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

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

Milwaukee, WI

Beer, bratwurst and midwest culture combine to form a truly amazing vacation destination.
Wheelchair Accessible New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Bourbon Street, jazz music and creole cuisine. Need I say more?
Wheelchair Accessible New York City

New York, NY

From Broadway to Lower Manhattan, you won't find a more diverse or international city than this.
Wheelchair Accessible Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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

Pittsburgh, PA

At the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, you'll find the City of Bridges.
Wheelchair Accessible Providence

Providence, RI

The "Creative Capital" of New England is the most charming "big" city in the region.
Wheelchair Accessible San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf will keep you occupied - all are wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchair Accessible Seattle

Seattle, WA

Seattle is the most incredible city in the United States. I'm biased, but you'll fall in love quickly.
Wheelchair Accessible Selma, Alabama

Selma, AL

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

St. Louis, MO

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


Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Africa & the Middle East

Wheelchair Accessible Cairo

Cairo, Egypt

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

Cape Town, South Africa

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


Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Asia

Wheelchair Accessible Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

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

Beijing, China

Sitting atop the Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a wheelchair accessible experience you'll never forget.
Wheelchair Accessible Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

Asia's most wheelchair-friendly city boasts a symphonic light show that illuminates the skyline of skyscrapers.
Wheelchair Accessible Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This former British territory is one of the most free and diverse Muslim nations in the world.
Wheelchair Accessible Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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

Seoul, South Korea

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


Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Europe

Wheelchair Accessible Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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.
Wheelchair Accessible Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place, the city's central square, is the most picturesque in all of Europe.
Wheelchair Accessible Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

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

Gibraltar

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

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.
Wheelchair Accessible Moscow

Moscow, Russia

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

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!
Wheelchair Accessible Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

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

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.
Wheelchair Accessible Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

Central Europe's "City of a Hundred Spires" is much more wheelchair-friendly than you might expect.
 
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