There are so many reasons to visit New Orleans, from its wonderful food, rich musical and cultural heritage, French and Spanish inspired architecture, and of course the annual celebrations that it is so famous for – including of course Mardi Gras in February. Straddling the Mississippi River, New Orleans is a major US Port, and huge draw for tourists the world over. Visitors fall in love with the city’s famous Let the Good Times Roll vibe, and fun atmosphere, but New Orleans is so much more than a party city.
New Orleans is one of those places where there is always something going on, and touring the famed streets, squares, and gorgeous tree-lined old neighborhoods is a wonderful way to explore. Despite the age of the city, much of it is accessible, especially if you have a motorized scooter or wheelchair to help you negotiate the city. Booking mobility equipment in advance from Scootaround will ensure that you are able to get to most places in the city, and there will be nothing to stop your enjoyment of touring New Orleans.
With 1500 North American locations, Scootaround is available to meet your mobility needs in New Orleans or wherever you are travelling to. We specialize in providing high quality mobility scooter or wheelchair rentals seven days a week to our clients, and pride ourselves in our excellent customer service. Contact us to find out how we can help your trip to New Orleans hassle-free when it comes to dealing with your mobility issues.
We hope the information below will help you find and book the equipment you need to enjoy your trip, but should you need any further assistance please call us at 1-888-441-7575.
There are plenty of legendary places in New Orleans that everyone should experience – you should get a drink or two and listen to the blues at one of the many bars along Bourbon Street, eat a fried shrimp Po’ Boy at one of the many cafes serving them up in the city, and be sure to eat beignets at Café du Monde – but the city is also home to some fabulous attractions that you’ll want to check out when you’re there.
Here are four that should definitely make it onto your itinerary:
New Orleans offers many more attractions and places you’ll want to explore, and by arranging in advance to rent an electric scooter or wheelchair from Scootaround, you’ll be able to get everywhere that you want to go. Don’t let your mobility issues be a barrier to enjoying every second of your New Orleans stay. Email us or call us at 1-888-441-7575 to see how we can make arrangements in advance of your arrival to the city.
The state of Louisiana recognizes disability permits from other States so you won’t need to make special arrangements if you are driving into New Orleans. You’ll have the same rights as local drivers with disability permits and placards, and won’t need to apply for a temporary permit to cover you while staying in 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
The French Quarter sits on a crescent in the Mississippi River on some of the highest ground in New Orleans and is the oldest neighborhood in the city. Walking through the French Quarter is a treat for the senses, as music drifts out of bars and from buskers on street corners and squares, and you inhale heavenly aromas from the many cafes and restaurants in the district. After dark, there are many bars to enjoy live music and strong cocktails, especially along legendary Bourbon Street, which is well known as one of the craziest party streets in the US (especially when Mardi Gras or other carnivals are happening).
The French Quarter spans a large area, and is home to many attractions – so plan on spending plenty of your trip there. Getting around will be easier if you have a motorized scooter or wheelchair. Buses and Streetcars are handicap accessible and almost all of the sidewalks in the French Quarter are wheelchair accessible. However, as it is an old neighborhood, some sidewalks will have cracks, bumps from tree roots pushing through, and holes.
The wrought-iron railings of historic Jackson Square play the part of art gallery walls in this beautiful park in the heart of the French Quarter. Here you’ll find local artists selling their New Orleans work, as well as portrait and caricature artists ready to immortalize you on paper (making a neat souvenir to take home). The Square is surrounded by historic buildings, and home to St Louis Cathedral, which is lovely and well worth touring. You’ll also find street performers and musicians in the park, all of which add to the atmosphere there.
Jackson Square is accessible for wheelchair users. However, as it is an old property, some sidewalks have cracks, bumps and holes. Some assistance may be needed. If you happen to be in New Orleans at Christmas time, be sure to check out the caroling that happens in Jackson Square, as it is such a wonderful festive event.
Recognized as one of the leading aquariums in the United States, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is home to 10,000 animals. It is located along the banks of the Mississippi River and also has a Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue program. Visitors are given plenty of opportunities to interact with the wildlife there - during a visit you can touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at the gigantic sharks, tarpon and rays in the 4000,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit.
The aquarium is entirely handicapped accessible. Elevators are available to assist visitors in easily maneuvering the Aquarium and restrooms are accessible as well. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Booth.
If you’re interested in Cajun culture, then Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is an absolute must visit New Orleans attraction, or rather six attractions that come under one banner. There’s a 23,000 acre wetland to explore, where you’ll get close to alligators, a battlefield where you can learn about the 1812 Battle of New Orleans, the French Quarter Visitors Center, Lafayette’s Acadian Cultural Center, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, and in Thibodaux the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center. All centers offer a range of interesting programming for visitors, where you’ll see everything from cooking demos to Cajun jam sessions to swamp tours.
There is a strong commitment to make Jean Lafitte National Historical Park accessible to everyone, and all six sites have wheelchair accessible centers and tours; however some tours require special arrangements for those in a wheelchair. We suggest calling ahead of time to make the necessary arrangements.
Travelling to a conference or other event in New Orleans? 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 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.