Famous for The Alamo, San Antonio is a city with a rich cultural heritage and lots of really good reasons to make it your next vacation destination. Besides the obvious tourist attractions linked to Texas’ fight for independence, there’s fantastic restaurants and shopping, sports teams and stadiums, museums and gardens, absolutely stunning historic churches, and major attractions such as Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta Texas to enjoy while you’re in the city.
Despite the fact that so much of San Antonio is historic, and this typically provides a challenge to those with mobility issues who rely on wheelchairs or scooters to get around, the city is pretty easy to explore. This is because of a concerted effort that the city has been making since the 1980s to get rid of what they call “architectural barriers to accessibility.” By arranging a wheelchair or scooter rental from Scootaround in advance of your San Antonio trip, and having it delivered to your hotel before you arrive, your trip should be pleasant and easy. Contact us now to make a booking.
When you’re in San Antonio, Scootaround can ensure that you have the mobility device you need ready and waiting for you in advance of your arrival. Scootaround has more than 1500 rental locations across North America, open seven days a week to meet our client’s needs. Call 1-888-441-7575 or email us and we will make sure that you get the wheelchair or scooter rental you need for whatever trip you are planning.
Whether you’re looking to explore historic missions and eat really good Texan food, or head to the city’s fine cultural (or thrill-seeking) attractions, there’s lots of fun stuff to do in San Antonio. You could spend every evening of your trip along River Walk eating beautiful meals, sipping cocktails as you look out over the water, or go holler it up watching the San Antonio Spurs instead.
As a starting point, consider checking out one of these classic San Antonio experiences that are much loved by visitors to the city:
This of course just touches on a few of San Antonio’s favorite destinations. Scootaround makes it easy for you to see everything that you want to on your San Antonio vacation, so get in touch either by phone (1-888-441-7575) or email us, and we will get you the equipment that you need.
So long as you have a valid disability permit from other state or country, you’ll be able to take advantage of free short term parking in San Antonio (under 24 hours) in downtown parking facilities and in metered spaces. You’ll find plenty of disabled parking at hotels, businesses, and attractions in the San Antonio area, and often valet parking options too.
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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
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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
Although visitors are often surprised by how small The Alamo is, and how busy it can get there, the attraction is still well worth visiting and is the kind of place that gives you chills to see in real life. There’s a museum attached to The Alamo, and inside you’ll find a number of exhibits, including one made up of Alamo and Texana artifacts donated by British rock star Phil Collins, who had amassed a large personal collection owing to the fact he fell in love with the story of The Alamo as a young boy.
Considered a revered space by Texans, there’s a long list of rules that visitors are asked to abide by, such as men being asked to take off their hats before entering, and no-one is allowed to take photographs inside. Despite the age of the buildings at The Alamo, the site is accessible to those using mobility equipment, though this should be arranged before your visit so be sure to contact Scootaround in advance.
You can’t really say you’ve explored San Antonio if you haven’t spent time along River Walk, a five-mile long pedestrian walkway lined with restaurants and boutiques that takes you through the heart of the city. There’s a great mix of casual and fine dining restaurants serving up everything for Texan/ Mexican to Italian to Seafood and Steaks, and lots of patios for you to sit out on and eat while you enjoy those gorgeous warm Texas evenings. There’s also plenty of entertainment, from live music and theatre to festivals and more, located along River Walk.
Although River Walk runs a story below the city, pretty much the whole area is accessible thanks to a series of elevators and ramps installed along the route (there’s a handy map to help you plan your time there). Most restaurants and other buildings, even those dating back way before accessibility was a consideration, are able to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters, so your trip won’t be impeded by your need to use one.
Wandering the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden gives you a sense of what blooms and thrives in the different temperate zones of Texas, and there are waterfalls and plenty of shaded areas to make this pleasant even on hotter days. There are rose gardens, Japanese gardens, and multiple greenhouses to explore. Interesting features in the exhibits, such as the rustic wood cabin in the Piney Woods area elevate this from just being another pretty garden, and if you are someone that loves botany or bird watching there are guided tours available that cover both of these interests.
The onsite bistro offers lovely lunches, and you can either sit inside if you need to enjoy a little AC or go out on the patio. In terms of getting around, the garden is accessible, and you should no trouble navigating every part of it with a scooter or wheelchair should you line one up with Scootaround in advance of your trip (there are 38 acres to explore, this is advisable).
Housed in the old Lone Star Brewery, the San Antonio Museum of Art has a fabulous collection of ancient Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian art, as well as plenty of more modern pieces too. Besides an impressive permanent collection, there are always fascinating visiting exhibits showcases both contemporary and classical art. You’ll also find surprising exhibits such as weaponry from ancient civilizations and religious artifacts that take this way beyond what you’d find at art museums elsewhere. The conversion of this classic San Antonio building was very well done and the huge galleries showcase the art very well indeed.
Located on the River Walk, the San Antonio Museum of Art is easy to get to and fully accessible to the mobility impaired. The security desk does have a very limited number of wheelchairs available for use on a first-come first-served basis. Bonus: Entry the Museum is free on Tuesdays from 4 – 9pm, and on Sunday mornings from 10am-12pm.
Travelling to a conference or other event in San Antonio? Here's a short list of confirmed events where you can rent Scootaround mobility equipment.
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