The Americans with Disabilities Act provides that all public buildings be wheelchair accessible and have accessible rest rooms. Most hotels and attractions are now outfitted with wide doorways and wheelchair ramps. Most city sidewalk corners have dropped curbs, and some public transit vehicles are equipped with lifts. Whenever possible, call destinations in advance to inquire about access.
The Golden Access Passport is a free lifetime entrance pass for U.S. citizens and residents to federally operated public lands. The passport also provides discounts on other fees. Available at any National Park Service headquarters.
Call California Relay Service call 711 for TDD-to-voice or voice-to-TDD relays.
Visit the California State Coastal Conservancy
A Wheelchair Rider's Guide to San Francisco and Nearby Shorelines
A Wheelchair Rider's Guide: Los Angeles and Orange County Coast
by Linda and Allen Mitchell, Cougar Pass Publishing, 1992.
Provides additional services to passengers with disabilities. Also, 15 percent discount off regular travel fares to travellers with disabilities.
Access-able Travel Source
For travel and adventure resources for seniors and the disabled, please call (303) 232-2979.
Accessible San Diego
For referrals to accessible accommodations and attractions in the San Diego area, or to order their Access Guide, please call (858) 279-0704.
Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide
A useful guide with many links to help wheelchair users when travelling.