Written by BraunAbility
Have you heard the inspirational story of Kirk Williams? He’s driven his handicap van over 45,000 miles across the Americas, starting his own drone photography business along the way.
Your travel aspirations may not be quite as lofty, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the same freedom and mobility. After the social isolation we’ve all experienced in 2020, we’ll be eager to get on the road and travel when it’s safe to do so again.
Are you looking for ideas for your next vacation? Here are three types of vacations that are ideal for a handicap van road trip.
1. Visit an Amusement Park
You’re never too old to have fun in an amusement park. This is a terrific choice for the entire family, as options abound for people of all ages and abilities.
Disney World and Disneyland set the gold standard for guests with disabilities, but they’re not the only ones that have made their parks accessible. You’ll also find it easy to navigate and enjoy these amusement parks:
- SeaWorld (Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego)
- Morgan’s Wonderland (San Antonio, Texas)
- Legoland (Carlsbad, California)
- Kings Island (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)
- Sesame Place (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
From the time you pull into the parking lot to the moment you leave, expect warm hospitality and easy accessibility at any of these great amusement parks.
2. Experience the Great Outdoors
If you want to spend more time outside, you’re in luck. These days, it’s easier than ever to take a converted van into the outdoors and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer.
Want to try rafting, horseback riding, or four-wheeling? Splore is a non-profit organization in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the goal of providing amazing outdoor experiences for people of all abilities.
Prefer to go camping or spend some time on the water? Head over to Arcata, California, and sign up for an excursion with Disabled Adventure Outfitters. Choose from single-day rafting or kayaking trips or a longer camping trip for the entire family.
On the east coast, you can park your handicap van at beautiful Congaree National Park in Gadsden, South Carolina. The park features a 2.5-mile-long wheelchair-accessible boardwalk to take you into the heart of the hardwood forest.
3. Explore America’s Most Accessible Cities
Are you more of a city mouse than a country mouse? That’s okay too. Here’s our roundup of the nation’s most accessible cities:
- Washington DC
- San Diego, California
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Denver, Colorado
- Portland, Oregon
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Orlando, Florida
Whether your travel plans take you to a neighboring city or the nation’s capital, you’ll find it easy to get around these US cities. If you don’t already own a handicap van, you can always rent one to make your vacation experience as comfortable as possible.
Achieve Your Vacation Goals With a Handicap Van
So, where will your handicap van take you?
Will you create family memories at an amusement park? Spend quality time with Mother Nature? Get lost in the iconic cultural sites of our nation’s great cities?
Wherever your vacation plans lead you, we have the handicap accessible vans to get you there. Click here to browse our collection of new and used wheelchair vans for sale.