Los Angeles is a massive city made up of neighborhoods that each offer a different experience to visitors. There is so much to see and do here, from the boardwalk at beautiful Santa Monica to the iconic Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard, high-end shopping on Rodeo Drive to theme parks like Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain. The legacy of the movie industry is everywhere, and there’s a fair chance you’ll spot celebrities when you visit this incredible city.
Los Angeles proudly promotes itself as being one of the best cities in the world for disabled visitors to visit, and it is certainly true that those with mobility issues will be able to visit all the most popular attractions with ease. If you arrange a Scootaround wheelchair or scooter rental before heading to LA, we will ensure that you have the equipment you need ready and waiting for you at your hotel, so you’re ready to get out there and explore as soon as you check-in. Contact us to find out just how easy we can make it for you to get around Los Angeles.
Visitors to Los Angeles can make sure that their mobility issues don’t hold them back in any way by booking their wheelchair or electric scooter rental with Scootaround. With 1500 rental locations all across the United States, all of which offer seven days a week service, Scootaround is there to meet your mobility needs, wherever you are traveling to. Reach one of our agents at 1-888-441-7575 or email us and we will find you the equipment you need.
There are hundreds of attractions in Los Angeles, and building a trip around your interests, whether they be sporting (there’s the Lakers, Dodgers, Rams, Clippers, and Galaxy to check out) or culinary (and where to begin talking about the food!), cultural or natural, you’re going to have a grand old time in LA. This is an amazing city bathed in California sunshine that makes for a great vacation destination.
Here are four classic Los Angeles attractions that are fully accessible and should be included on any first time visitor’s itinerary:
This list gives just a taste of the fabulous attractions that you can see on your Los Angeles trip. With a wheelchair or electric scooter rental from Scootaround, you’ll be able to enjoy these and whatever else you are most interested in seeing. Call us at 1-888-441-7575) or email us to book the equipment you need.
While most states in the US recognize disabled plates and placards from other states and even countries, California does not. If you want to be able to use disabled parking spaces and privileges whilst in Los Angeles you will need to apply for a temporary permit, which is valid for 90 days. Worth noting however is that with 1 in 10 drivers in California have disabled plates, so those spaces may not be available anyway. You’ll find valet parking at many hotels, restaurants, and attractions in Los Angeles though, which is helpful.
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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
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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
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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
For the best views of the famous Hollywood sign, or LA from above, you’ll need to head to the Griffith Observatory. Besides the views you get from this vantage point, the Observatory itself is pretty awesome, with various astronomy displays, and a planetarium show. This is also a beautiful place to visit at night, where you can watch the lights of LA twinkling below you, then go in and observe the stars above from the free public telescopes that are there. If you happen to be in LA at the right time, you could even take part in one of the free monthly star parties that are held there, which bring astronomers and the public together to observe the sun, planets, and stars.
The Griffith Observatory is accessible, but be warned that it gets really busy and just getting into the park (which Griffith Observatory is part of) can take a long time. Don’t go if you’re in a rush, but know that you’ll get there and get parked eventually (in an accessible space) and it will have been well worth the wait and frustrations to get there.
The beaches in LA are super cool, and when you’re on the sands at Santa Monica, or walking the famous boardwalk, you can’t help but feel excited. Expect to see lots of gorgeous tanned Californians skating past you on rollerblades, or surfing those famous waves, and of course the attractions on the pier are all there just like you see in the movies. There are plenty of places to grab a hotdog or a healthy lunch at one of the Perry’s Café locations along the Boardwalk. Visiting Santa Monica is a quintessential LA experience, and gives you a real taste of how the locals love to play and relax, far from the traffic-jams and hustle and bustle of downtown LA.
What’s extra cool is how accessible Santa Monica Beach is to those with mobility issues. There are ramps leading onto the beach and boardwalks, which is great, but the beach also offers all-terrain wheelchairs so you can actually get out on the sand free of change – how great is that? These are available at two locations on the Boardwalk.
If doing a little celebrity spotting is high on your list of priorities when you’re visiting Los Angeles, then The Grove is a great place to try looking for one. The Grove is basically an upscale outdoor mall and entertainment complex full of great restaurants, and it has an outdoor stage where there’s usually some free entertainment (and this could well be the latest chart sensation belting out songs from his or her latest album). There’s also a dancing water fountain that shoots jets of water 60 ft into the air to the sounds of Dean Martin, Kool and the Gang, and Lionel Ritchie, and an accessible tourist trolley that you can take a ride on around The Grove.
The Grove is fully accessible, and even if you can’t find a disabled parking space there’s very reasonably priced parking for the complex (with validation offered by some retailers). Valet parking is also available at The Grove.
Spanning two Los Angeles locations, The Getty Centre offers art collections, architectural wonders, incredible views out over the city, and beautiful gardens to explore. What can you see here? So much! From Vincent Van Gogh’s Irises to works by Cézanne, Manet, 20th Century photography, illuminated manuscripts, and sculptural pieces housed both in and outside of the Center. There is a lot to see, so be sure to give yourself enough time to take it all in. Riding the tram up the hillside from the parking lot to the Center gives amazing views of the gorgeous homes that you pass on the way up, and downtown Los Angeles below.
All areas of The Getty Center are accessible, and you’ll have no trouble getting around with a wheelchair (even on and off the trams, wheelchair users are provided for). Standard wheelchairs are available for visitors use, and are found at the lower tram station, which you use to access the Center from the parking lot.
Travelling to a conference or other event in Los Angeles? Here's a short list of confirmed events where you can rent Scootaround mobility equipment.
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