With its mild climate, 70 miles of sun-kissed beaches, world-famous family attractions and popular year-round events and festivals, San Diego is an ideal vacation destination. To ensure that our visitors with disabilities can experience and enjoy San Diego to the fullest, this travel guide provides resources and information on accessible hotels, tours, lift transportation, attractions and more.
No matter the time of year, a trip to San Diego isn't complete without time spent at the beach. To make sure that all San Diego visitors can enjoy the sand and water, free beach wheelchairs are available at seven San Diego beaches for children and adults with special needs or disabilities.
- Looking for a special night out? San Diego abounds with award-winning theatre and concert options that meet the needs of theatre visitors with disabilities.
- Enjoy seeing the San Diego sights as narrated by a local expert. Accessible San Diego sightseeing tours happen on land or water, via a bus, boat or old-fashioned trolley.
- Disabled shopping enthusiasts can spend hours exploring San Diego's unique retail districts, whether checking out the major outdoor malls or the unrivaled bargains at the region's popular outlet centers.
- Don't miss two of San Diego's most popular annual events, the Del Mar Racing Season from mid-July through early September or the Comic-con Convention in July. Both provide special services for disabled visitors.
- Through June 30, 2013, the Museum of Man is showcasing a special exhibit that teaches respect and understanding for the disabled, and educates visitors on the "ability" that exists in disability. Developed by the Boston Children's Museum, the access/ABILITY exhibit uses interactive activities to demonstrate that we are all participants in the world; we just accomplish things in different ways.
- More information for families traveling to San Diego with special needs children can be found on the specialglobe.com site.