San Diego is a truly beautiful destination, and offers lots to visitors. Whether you’re interested in soaking up the sun in the area’s many beaches, or enjoying the wealth of cultural experiences and major attractions served up by this Southern Californian city, you won’t be disappointed here. As the eight biggest city in the US, you might expect San Diego to be busy and hectic, but it somehow manages to be laid-back and friendly.
The food in San Diego is fabulous, and the city has a strong craft brewing industry (San Diego Beer Week in November is a great time to visit). With two major league teams, the San Diego Chargers and the San Diego Padres, sports lovers also get a kick out of this city. San Diego is known for being easily accessible, and with a mobility scooter or wheelchair rental from Scootaround you’ll have no trouble getting to see everything you want to in the city. Read on for tips and info on the must see attractions, and any essential mobility information on this city.
When traveling in the San Diego area, Scootaround can meet all your mobility needs and help you have everything arranged before you get there. If you’re looking for a wheelchair or mobility scooter rental, wherever you are in North America, call 1-888-441-7575 or email us and we can have the equipment you need waiting at your hotel on your arrival. With more than 1500 locations across North America, Scootaround can meet your mobility needs almost anywhere, and is available seven days a week to help our clients.
Exploring a city that has near perfect weather is always fun, and this coupled with the fact that there is just so much to do in the city makes visiting San Diego a very pleasurable experience. From natural experiences to great shopping, historical diversions to theme parks, there’s always lots going on in San Diego for visitors to enjoy.
Here are four of the city’s most popular attractions to explore:
These are just some of the world-class attractions in San Diego that Scootaround makes it easier for you to enjoy. Contact us for more information on wheelchair and mobility scooter rentals, we’d be happy to help with any arrangements you need for your trip.
Those who already hold disability placards/permits or tags from any state are allowed to park in any parking space designated for a disabled person in California. If you don’t have these, you’ll need to apply for a Temporary Parking Placard for Nonresidents at any California DMV. This temporary placard is good for up to 90 days or until the date indicated by your physician.
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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.
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It's so convenient and the scooters are in wonderful working condition.V. Rogers
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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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Home to more than 3700 animals, the fabulous San Diego Zoo is a haven for rare and endangered species and is one of the few zoos in the world that is home to a giant panda. There are more than 400 species of animals at the zoo, as well as an impressive botanical collection of more than 700,000 exotic plants. This zoo specializes in showing animals in enclosures that are as close as possible to their natural habitats, and even offers a mini-safari experience to guests.
Spread over 100 acres, the San Diego Zoo may be challenging to those with mobility issues due to some steep grades around the property. There are a limited number of wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs for rental on a first-come, first-served basis near the entrance of the zoo, but organizing in advance through Scootaround will mean that your visit is hassle-free. The San Diego Zoo provides special parking, rest rooms and access to shows, tour buses and exhibits for guests with disabilities.
Military history buffs will love visiting the USS Midway Museum. Entering the museum gives you access to one of the US’s longest serving aircraft carriers, which holds 25 restored military aircraft. The USS Midway is pretty much a complete floating city, and visitors are able to explore all areas from flight deck to engineering rooms to sleeping quarters to the on-board jail. Other neat exhibits at the museum include flight simulators that let you experience the excitement of controlling at Strike Fighter 360 or F-18 Hornet.
With more than 60 exhibits, and electric scooter or wheelchair will ensure you see as much of the USS Midway Museum as possible. Approximately 60 percent of the museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Elevator access takes guests from the Navy Pier onto the ship, then from the hangar deck down to the second deck and back up to the flight deck.
When you think about SeaWorld, animal exhibits and displays are probably the first thing you think of, but there’s much more to this theme-park than just that. Yes, you can have up-close encounters with whales, dolphins, and penguins, but there are also rollercoasters to ride, dining experiences, special events such as fireworks displays, and much more too. There’s plenty to do at this world-class attraction, and you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to explore.
One neat feature that SeaWorld offers guests is a Ride Accessibility Program. Visit Guest Services, answer a series of questions and they will provide you with a list of rides and attractions that are accessible in the park and water park. All stadiums, theatres and exhibits are wheelchair accessible.
Situated right in the city, the minute you get there it is easy to see why Balboa Park Gardens is such a popular tourist destination in San Diego. There are a number of beautiful and unique gardens to explore inside the park, including the spectacular Alcazar Garden, which follows the formal Spanish style and has beautiful architecture around it too. There’s also a Japanese Friendship Garden, a Palm Canyon complete with 50 different species of palms, a Desert Garden and glorious rose garden. There are also art studios to explore, a carousel, and 15 museums contained in the park.
The park does span a huge area (1,200 acres in fact) so if you have mobility issues you’ll want to arrange to go with a wheelchair or electric scooter. You’ll find ramps as well as accessible washrooms and parking spots at various locations around the park.
Travelling to a conference or other event in San Diego? 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? Contact us at 1-888-441-7575 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.