San Francisco is an iconic Californian city famous for many things, among them the Golden Gate Bridge, foggy weather, and steep hills (as seen in the legendary car chase scenes in classic Steve McQueen movie Bullitt). Visitors can explore historical sites, such as Alcatraz, and enjoy many excellent restaurants, museums, and much more. San Francisco is one of those must-see US cities, and delights visitors of all ages.
Much of San Francisco is accessible to those with mobility issues. Scootaround is happy to offer mobility scooter and wheelchair rentals in San Francisco, the Bay Area (in which the city sits) and surrounding cities. By renting mobility equipment in advance with us, you’ll be good to go the minute you arrive in San Francisco, and won’t waste a second of your precious vacation. Read on to learn more about what this destination offers, and insider mobility information to help plan your trip.
Scootaround specializes in making mobility equipment rentals easy for everyone. We provide scooters and wheelchairs at more than 1500 locations across the US and Canada, with our locations open seven days a week to meet your needs. We can bring the equipment you need directly to your accommodations, getting your trip off to the right start. Email or call us at 1-888-441-7575 for more information or to make a reservation.
First time visitors to San Francisco will love visiting the many iconic attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the huge sea-lion population that lives at Pier 39, but repeat visitors will always find something interesting and new to do in the city’s various scenic neighborhoods. There are many excellent restaurants, museums, and sporting attractions to explore too (the city is home to the Giants and the ‘49ers). Whatever you love to do on vacation, San Francisco won’t disappoint. Here are some must-visit attractions in the city:
The attractions listed above are just a few of the ones that Scootaround can help you get to in San Francisco. For help with renting a scooter or wheelchair in any location in San Francisco or beyond, call us at 1-888-441-7575 or .
Disability placards/permits or tags from any state allow you to park in any parking space designated for a disabled person. Those without an existing permit will need to apply for a Temporary Parking Placard for Nonresidents. Once obtained, your temporary placard is good for up to 90 days or until the date indicated by your physician. If you require a temporary permit, you may apply at any California DMV. Visitors will also find valet parking at most hotels and many restaurants throughout the city.
I have used Scootaround 3 or 4 times and really enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone.
My Sister and I are thinking of going back to Disneyland in December and back East for the Fall Colors in 2015.M. Thomas
The rental was the best. I made my arrangements by phone. When I arrived at the Disney Hotel, I stopped at the Bell desk and picked up my scooter. When we were finished with our stay just parked it at the Bell desk.
It made my trip so effortless. I will do this again.D. Brown
You have great equipment!! It works well and everything one needs is included. Delivery and pick-up have been very smooth.J. Florito
I have always been pleased with your service and have used Scootaround several times.
It's so convenient and the scooters are in wonderful working condition.V. Rogers
It was wonderful to be able to get around so easily.
Sometimes when it is really crowded people get inpatient with us. But the majority of people are kind. Having the use of a scooter makes it a lot of fun and easier to keep up with the grankids.P. Lockwood
Excellent assistance when making the reservation. It was delivered as promised and fully charged.
Very happy with the service!!V. Thomas
The rental was awesome. By the time I got to hotel it was there. When I left I just left it in the front office. No problem whatsoever !!O. Baldazo
Take a ferry over to Alcatraz Island and tour the notorious prison that once housed the likes of Al Capone. You’ll visit the cells, mess hall, and “holes”, finding plenty of fascinating exhibits detailing life for the inmates throughout. The Island is also home to the first fort and lighthouse built on the West Coast, and there are gardens and plenty of beautiful natural features to explore too, making this a really interesting (and one of San Francisco’s most popular) attractions.
Most of Alcatraz Island is accessible to wheelchair and scooter users, though there are a few areas that may be more difficult to get to, and there are accessible facilities. Be sure to contact Scootaround in advance of your San Francisco trip, as we can arrange for a wheelchair or scooter to be ready and waiting at your hotel so that you can start exploring soon after arrival.
Founded in 1895, the de Young Museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city for over 100 years. The museum integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape to inspire audiences from around the world. There are galleries dedicated to American art (with more than 100 paintings both modern and dating back as far as 1670), African art, Oceanic art, and various other permanent and visiting collections.
There’s an excellent café at the Museum, offering espresso and pastries in the morning, a full lunch menu, and select wine and nibbles in the afternoon – all of which can be enjoyed overlooking the gorgeous Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden. The de Young Arts Museum is committed to being accessible to all visitors, and you’ll have no trouble navigating your way around the various exhibits and areas of the museum.
This popular attraction is home to Pier 39, where huge numbers of sea-lions have chosen to make their home (more than 1700 have been counted, though the population varies throughout the year). At Fisherman’s Wharf you’ll also find shops, restaurants (it is heaven for seafood lovers), the Marine Mammal center, the Aquarium of the Bay and entertainment to enjoy. There’s also a carousel, and rather fun set of musical stairs. Fisherman’s Wharf is a destination with lots to do, so give yourself plenty of time there to explore.
Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 is wheelchair accessible and has access areas including ramps and six elevators to the second level. Wheelchairs can also be rented from the California Welcome Center on Level 2.
The world famous Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to the northern counties of California, and is an essential stop on any trip to the city (you have to at least drive across it!). The Bridge Pavilion is the on-site center that tells the stories of the Golden Gate Bridge and showcases the “test tower” that was used in 1933. There are also outdoor exhibits to teach visitors about the Bridge’s construction, which was highly innovative at the time it was built. Free walking Bridge tours are offered twice weekly and afterwards enjoy a snack at the Bridge Café.
Both ends of the Bridge touch the Golden Gate National Parks, and you actually have to travel across the bridge to visit the whole park. Wheelchairs have easy access to the bridge sidewalk, and there are handicapped parking zones in each Bridge lot.
Travelling to a conference or other event in San Francisco? Here's a short list of confirmed events where you can rent Scootaround mobility equipment.
Don't see your event? Contact us at 1-888-441-7575 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
World Meeting of Families
Conference for Women