Quite possibly the world’s most exciting city, New York offers a huge variety of attractions and experiences to visitors. You could spend an entire trip visiting iconic attractions such as the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and Central Park, but there are also fantastic restaurants, museums, all those Broadway shows, and so much more.
55 million people visit New York every year, and one visit is rarely enough. You’ll find most attractions accessible in New York, and with a mobility scooter or wheelchair rental from Scootaround you should have very few problems managing to see everything that you want to on your New York bucket-list. Detailed below you’ll find notes and mobility information on some of the cities biggest attractions to give you an idea of just a few of the fantastic things you can do in the city.
Scootaround specializes in making travel easier for its clients. We have more than 1500 locations in cities across North America, and are open 7 days a week to help meet your mobility needs, wherever you travel and whatever the occasion. Call us at 1-888-441-7575 or email us to arrange for the equipment that you need to be delivered to your New York accommodations.
Visiting New York is an incredible experience. There are so many world-class attractions to see, great places to eat and drink at (from hot-dogs at Coney Island to the very finest dining in Manhattan), museums and galleries to browse, shows to see, and sports venues to tour, that there’s no way you’ll fit it all into one trip. Making a plan in advance is really useful (working out where your most important attractions are) will help you conquer the city one district at a time. With that in mind, here are some of the city’s premier attractions paired with insider mobility information to help you formulate such a plan.
Scootaround rents mobility scooters and wheelchairs that will make it easier to see these and many more New York attractions. To find out more about our mobility equipment rentals, or give us a call at 1-888-441-7575.
If you are driving to New York City and have a disability parking permit from another state or country, you do not need to apply for a temporary permit during your stay. New York honors non-expired disability placards and plates from other states and countries. If you require a temporary permit, you may apply at your local agency. Disabled Parking Permits are issued locally, not by the DMV. You’ll also find that valet parking available at most hotels in the city. Disability placards/permits or tags from any state allow you to park in any parking space designated for a disabled person.
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
In the middle of New York Harbor, on Liberty Island, stands the 305ft Statue of Liberty. “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Beautiful and certainly iconic, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Lady Liberty from the air if flying into New York, but a proper visit is highly recommended. If you were to enter the museum, pedestal or crown, you must secure an advanced reservation. Grounds tickets may be purchased during the visit.
Liberty Island is accessible to people who use mobility devices. Some parts of the Statue are accessible. For those with reservations to enter the monument, wheelchair access is provided to the museum and the exterior of Fort Wood. The interior of the top of the pedestal, which offers views of the Statue’s inner skeletal structure, is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately you won’t be able to access the outdoor observation deck or balcony if using a wheelchair or scooter.
Central Park is a 843-acre urban planning masterpiece in the middle of Manhattan, and stands as the most famous and beloved urban park in the world. Every year 40 million people visit Central Park to experience one of America’s greatest works of art. Inside the park you’ll find the Central Park Zoo and Wildlife Centre, catch and release fishing, a carousel, and numerous other unique and varied activities. There’s always something to do in Central Park- everything from fun family activities and free public programming, to hobbies and sports.
Central Park is open 364 days a year, 6 am till 1 am. Central Park has miles of wheelchair-accessible trails and scenic areas, including the famed Strawberry Fields. Half of the restrooms in Central Park are wheelchair accessible. There are lots of organized tours you can join too that will showcase everything from movie locations in the park to architectural curiosities.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States and home to millions or art pieces and artifacts spanning hundreds and in some cases even thousands of years. It is open 7 days a week and offers hundreds of events and programs each month so be sure to check the website to find out what’s happening there while you’re visiting. There are also cafes and fine dining restaurants to enjoy at the Met, so you can plan to spend a day there.
With a permanent collection divided among 17 departments and spread through a grand and spacious building, an electric scooter or wheelchair will ensure you see as much of the Museum as possible. The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users with accessible entrances and elevators throughout the building.
Absolutely crazy, extremely busy, but lots of fun, Times Square is a must when visiting New York. Time Square is the busiest theatre district in the world, and is also home to MTV, ABC, B.B Kings, Hard Rock Café, Best Buy Theater, and Madame Tussauds. You’ll also find local legends such as the Naked Cowboy who roams the square strumming his guitar wearing only a hat, tighty-whities and cowboy boots, and his competition the Naked Cowgirl ready for photo ops as well as numerous other street performers. Times Square is an international icon and universe in miniature, reflecting the obsessions, desires and priorities of a changing world.
The attractions in Time Square are wheelchair accessible however the streets are ridiculously crowded at times (going earlier in the day can help avoid this causing access problems). It will be helpful to have someone with you just in case you find yourself in need of assistance. As well, parking is scarce, so it’s best to plan for parking or transportation ahead of time.
Travelling to a conference or other event in New York? Here's a short list of confirmed events where you can rent Scootaround mobility equipment.
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