Averaging 330 days of sunshine every year, Phoenix?is known for being an exceedingly popular city to retire to, but is also a fun destination to head to for a vacation – in fact, the city sees some 16 million visitors a year. Sports fans love the city because it is home to sports teams in all four major professional sports leagues including the Arizona Cardinals. There are more golf courses in and around the city than you could ever hope to play at in one visit, and Phoenix is known for being a great shopping destination, and an awesome destination for foodies too.
As a desert city, Phoenix is surrounded by dramatic landscapes complete with the kind of cactus you see in old Wylie Coyote cartoons. But it is still a very modern and cosmopolitan city that is surprisingly lush in places. Phoenix caters very well indeed for those with mobility issues, perhaps in part due to the high numbers that retire there, which makes it a very easy city to vacation in if you do use a mobility scooter or wheelchair.
Scootaround exists to assist you with all of your travel mobility needs. With mobility rental equipment available in over 1500 locations, 7 days a week, we are North America's leading mobility enhancement company.
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’s lots to do in the Phoenix area, and whatever you like to do on vacation you’ll have no trouble organizing an excellent itinerary that includes all of your favourite things. From getting out into the desert and exploring first nations culture to indulging yourself with a shopping spree or luxurious spa visit, to checking out art museums and the area’s many fine restaurants, Phoenix won’t disappoint first time visitors. Here are four fun attractions well worth checking out when you’re in the city:
Scootaround offers mobility scooter and wheelchair rentals in the Phoenix area and beyond, so you’ll be able to access all the attractions you want to see with ease. If you need mobility equipment for your trip to Phoenix, or give us a call at 1-888-441-7575 to find out more.
If you are driving to Phoenix and have a disability parking permit from another state or country, you do not need to apply for a temporary permit during your stay. Arizona honors non-expired disability placards and plates from other states and countries. If you require a temporary permit, you may apply at any Arizona 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.
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
Before you even enter the spectacular Desert Botanical Gardens, you’re greeted by beautiful Chihuly glasswork sculptures amongst cactus in a stunning display at the entrance. The 140 acres of gardens contain many artworks dispersed amongst the 50,000 plant displays, and is home to many native birds too. The gardens are a treat to explore, and showcase the natural beauty of the desert and the surprising variety of plants that are able to grow in these harsh conditions. The Desert Botanical Gardens are one of only 24 botanical gardens accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, which is testament to how special they are.
The Desert Botanical Gardens is entirely wheelchair accessible. There are paved and dirt paths, both can easily be navigated on a wheelchair or scooter. The restrooms and concessions are accessible as well. Electric scooters and wheelchairs are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
For anyone with an interest in Native history, a visit to the Heard Museum is a truly wonderful experience. The museum is dedicated to providing a sensitive and accurate portrayal of Native arts and cultures; the museum combines the stories of American Indian people into a compelling narrative through art. The inspired curating of the high quality pieces in its vast collections of art and artifacts has lead to the Heard Museum being recognized internationally for its work, and they contribute to much educational and cultural programming in the Phoenix area and beyond.
A visit to the Heard Museum includes 12 exhibition galleries, a free guided tour, outdoor sculpture gardens, a renowned café and a contemporary art gallery. The gift shop is also fantastic and offers lots of original arts and crafts from Native artists. With so much to see, an electric scooter or wheelchair will ensure you see as much of the Heard Museum as possible. The Heard Museum is entirely wheelchair accessible.
As the largest art museum in the southwestern United States, Phoenix Art Museum has more than 17,000 works of art covering many different styles, including Western American, American, Asian, European, fashion design, Latin American, contemporary, and modern. Browsing the galleries you’ll see plenty of famous works that you’ll already know – such as Gilbert Stuart’s 1796 portrait of George Washington, or pieces by Robert Henri and George Singleton Copley. While at the museum, grab a bite to eat at the museums restaurant, the Palette, and tour the lushly landscaped Sculpture Garden. The museum holds many special events and festivals throughout the year, so it is a good idea to check out the website in advance of your visit in order to plan accordingly.
The Phoenix Art Museum is accessible for those in wheelchairs or electric scooters. It does span a large area, so having an electric scooter or wheelchair will ensure you are able to see as much art as possible during your visit there.
The Phoenix Zoo is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United Stated. The Zoo is located in the Papago Park area of Phoenix and is designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride. The zoo is divided into four main themed areas including, the Arizona Trail, the Tropics Trail, the Africa Trail, and the Children’s Trail. It also includes a sanctuary to care for animals that are endangered or unwanted. For those that want to get close to the animals, there are several interactive exhibits where you can pet a stingray or feed a giraffe.
With 1,400 animals on display and 4 km of walking trails, and electric scooter or wheelchair will ensure you see as much of the zoo as possible. The Phoenix Zoo is entirely wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware that due to crazy summer heat in Phoenix, the zoo closes early (at 2pm some days) so get there as early as possible in order to have the best experience, and trying to see all of it in one day can be intense if you aren’t used to the heat.
Travelling to a conference or other event in Phoenix? Here's a short list of confirmed events where you can rent Scootaround mobility equipment.
Click on a link to the right to get more details about your event and how rent with Scootaround.
Don't see your event? Click here for our full event list. Alternatively, contact us at 1-888-441-7575 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.