An eclectic blend of natural beauty and contemporary architecture, Seattle is truly every traveler’s paradise. While this city’s exuding a rare charm may seem challenging to most, looks can be deceiving given the way it accommodates disabled holiday-makers.
Limited mobility does not imply limited options and when it comes to a city like Seattle, wheelchair friendly attractions are virtually endless. Home to Starbucks, Seattle leaves no stones unturned to provide those with issues of limited mobility as much ease as possible.
With the transit links and the outstanding step-free bus systems in Seattle, getting to the farthest of destinations is no feat. Offering accessible accommodations and impressive facilities for the disabled, what makes Seattle an even ideal choice are the wheelchair-friendly ferries that take you to far off places and beyond.
Promising the handicapped an experience of a lifetime, the most accessible attractions dotting the area are as follows:
A 4 km long beach, Alki Drive is a must if you are a beach buff. Peppered with white sand, Alki Drive offers some of the most vivacious vistas that the city has to offer. Ideal for a plethora of water sports like swimming, sunbathing and kite surfing, the specialty are the fish and chips served here. Completely accessible, there are automated wheelchairs available on which you can roam the area.
A remnant of the Scandinavian influence on Seattle, here you can observe the fishing fleet embarking on their quest for salmon. Providing a link to the saltwater beyond, a walk across the Hiram M Chittenden Locks is one-of-a-kind experience. Here you can also enjoy the characteristic brick streets and taverns playing great music. Ballard is also wheelchair accessible.
If art is your area of interest, Capitol Hill is where you need to be. Once home to the wealthiest inhabitants of Seattle, it now harbors a huge diversity of youth oriented attractions. What further accentuates the popularity of the area is the presence of the legendary Frye Art museum. Showcasing the most impressive chef-d’oeuvres of artists, the museum is wheelchair accessible and offers other facilities to cater to other physical impairments.
Home to the city’s most distinguished landmarks, at Seattle Center you experience the magnificent Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Pacific Science Center, Science Fiction Museum and Hall Of Fame. Seattle Center also gives you the ease of exploring it on wheelchair.
With so much ease offered for those suffering from any physical impairments, Seattle strives to couple beauty with convenience.