Power Wheelchair Accessible Cities

With more Americans becoming vaccinated, COVID-19 cases are declining and it’s just in time for summer! Hope is in the air and we all look forward to returning to some level of normal. What does your normal look like? For many, it’s an opportunity to travel again. Even if you aren’t comfortable getting on a plane just yet, there are many power wheelchair accessible cities to explore. Depending on where you live, you can easily drive to these great places. Consider adding these destinations to your travel bucket list.

Wheelchair Accessible Kansas City

Are you interested in exploring Kansas City? It’s an up-and-coming wheelchair accessible destination! Downtown Kansas City features a 2-mile KC Streetcar route that links many neighborhoods and attractions. You can check out the Crown Center District, historic Union Station, the Power and Light District and even the historic River Market.

Jesse in his iLevel Power Wheelchair

Quantum brand ambassador Jesse Cueller visited Kansas City for an art show. He had nothing but great things to say about the city’s accessibility. In addition to smooth sidewalks and convenient curb cuts, Jesse shared his experiences with using a wheelchair-accessible Uber van to get from his hotel to the art show. The ride was comfortable and safe and the driver was extremely courteous! Learn more about Jesse’s experiences in wheelchair accessible Kansas City.

Traveling to Washington D.C. with a Motorized Wheelchair

Visiting and exploring our nation’s capital in a motorized wheelchair is very easy thanks to the wheelchair accessible Metro system. Plus, Washington D.C. offers many accessible taxis and ridesharing services. Consider visiting the Smithsonian museum, which is fully accessible and free to the public. You can visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, which is more like a park. It has a statue of FDR sitting in a wheelchair. Quantum brand ambassador adviser Stephanie Woodward has visited Washington D.C. many times. Read about her experiences with rolling around the city in her Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair.

Wheelchair Accessible Chicago

Bryan in his Edge 3 Motorized Wheelchair

If you’re interested in visiting the Windy City, there’s lots to do in Chicago. One of the coolest attractions to visit is the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. This inclusive fountain is designed without edges or deep-water areas. You can roll your wheelchair right into the fountain and watch the water come out of the tall glass towers. The park also has accessible restrooms and concession stands. If you visit Chicago during the warmer months of the year, you can check out the Chicago House Music Festival and the Chicago Blues Festival. Quantum brand ambassador Bryan Anderson lives in Chicago and has lots of good things to say about the power wheelchair accessibility of the Windy City.

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