Whatever it is you’re into, Philadelphia is a fun city to visit, rich in history and full of interesting attractions. From visiting iconic monuments such as Liberty Hall, the birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and the Liberty Bell, to touring incredible collections of art, to seeking out the ultimate Philly cheesesteak, to enjoying some of the many festivals that the city hosts, there is plenty to do in Philadelphia. There’s also a fabulous culinary scene to explore beyond cheesesteak and pretzels, and lots of natural beauty to explore both inside and out of the city.
Those with mobility concerns will find Philadelphia a city that is very well set-up for them, and Scootaround offers wheelchair and scooter rentals in Philadelphia to help make sure that you get the most out of every minute of your trip to the city. Read on for information on some of the city’s favourite attractions with insider mobility information, as well as information about accessibility in the city in general.
When you need a mobility scooter or wheelchair, Scootaround can help you to get everything arranged and in place before you leave for your trip, and have your equipment ready to go at your hotel when you arrive. Besides having a Philadephia location, Scootaround offers mobility equipment rentals at more than 1500 locations across North America, and is open 7 days a week to meet your needs. Reach out to us by phone at 1-888-441-7575 or email us for more information, then we can work together to get exactly what you need for your trip
As the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and at the complete other end of the spectrum cultural phenomenon Rocky Balboa, Philadelphia is a city full of seriously cool stuff to do. More than 40 million people visit Philadelphia every year, and indulge their love of history, culture, art, great food, and beautiful parks when they come. Here are four not-to-be-missed Philadelphia attractions:
These are just a few of the myriad of great attractions that you’ll find in Philadelphia, and Scootaround makes it easier to get around these and many more in the city. To find out more about renting a mobility scooter or electric wheelchair from us, at 1-888-441-7575 – we’re always happy to help.
If you are driving to Philadelphia and have a disability parking permit from another state or country, you do not need to apply for a temporary permit during your stay. Pennsylvania honors non-expired disability placards and plates from other states and countries. If you require a temporary permit, you may apply at any Philadelphia DMV center. Alternatively, valet parking is available at most hotels. Disability placards/permits or tags from any state allow you to park in any parking space designated for a disabled person.
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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
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It made my trip so effortless. I will do this again.D. Brown
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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
The first stop in Philadelphia for history buffs has to be Independence National Historical Park. Known as the birthplace of American democracy, 3.5 million people come to the park every year to visit the Liberty Bell Center and other important sites such as Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were debated and signed, Congress Hall, the New Hall Military Museum, the Bishop White House, Franklin Court, and many more attractions.
Almost all the buildings at Independence National Historical Park are wheelchair accessible. Accessible restrooms are available throughout the park and paved sidewalks with curb cuts are available along the perimeter of all blocks in the park. All ranger-led outdoor tours are on paved walks and use curb cuts.
This is the third-largest art museum in the country, and contains an astounding art collection comprising more than 200 galleries housing more than hundreds of thousands of works of art. It is a big space, so those with mobility challenges will appreciate having an electric scooter or wheelchair to ensure that they see as much as possible while there. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is wheelchair accessible with elevators providing access to all floors and accessible restrooms on each floor.
Many visitors come to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a different reason that to actually see art. The gallery steps were forever immortalized in the classic Rocky film franchise. Visitors come to re-enact Stallone’s on-screen training regiment on the “Rocky Steps” and pose for photographs with the Rocky Balboa statue located at the bottom of the stairs leading up to the gallery.
The huge and historic Reading Terminal Market is the number one most visited attraction in Philadelphia. More than a hundred vendors sell all manner of gourmet fare, and you’ll find everything from locally grown and exotically produced food including fresh meats, seafood, baked goods and much more. The Market also has many fresh cut flowers and a variety of restaurants. Interestingly, the northwestern corner is primarily devoted to Amish cooking and cooking demonstrations and cookbook signings happen frequently.
The Reading Terminal Market is wheelchair accessible. Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours are offered on Wednesdays and Saturday and a variety of events are held throughout the year. Visit the website to see which events will be happening during your visit.
A treat for the senses, historic Longwood Gardens was first created in 1798 and has become one of the world’s foremost horticultural display gardens. There are more than 11,000 different plants in the gardens, arranged in stunningly beautiful displays that truly showcase horticulture as an art form. Throughout the year, special events are held at the gardens, from outdoor concerts to fireworks displays, which all add to the visitor experience. The Gardens boast a beautiful restaurant and café on-site, and a beer garden in the evenings throughout the summer.
With 40 indoor and outdoor gardens spread over 1,077 acres, an electric wheelchair or scooter will ensure you see as many plants as possible. Longwood Gardens is easily accessible to visitors in a wheelchair. The Conservatory and the Terrance Restaurant are equipped with elevators and most garden paths are wide and paved.
Travelling to a conference or other event in Philadelphia? Provided is a short list of confirmed events where you can rent Scootaround mobility equipment. Simply click on the event(s) of your choice and it will take you directly to our online rental page.
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.
Once an event has started, no further pre-reservations will be available. Please see the attendant at the onsite booth location to book a walk-up rental