Grandparents Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than by planning a trip? It’s a great way for grandparents and grandkids to bind while also giving parents a pleasant break.
We've curated a perfect list of wheelchair-accessible places to go with your grandparents and have a great time!
For a carefree, stress-free, and unforgettable vacation with your grandparents, Kissimmee is an excellent choice as it offers something for people of all ages and abilities. Visit the Kennedy Space Center and witness actual rocket launches with your grandparents. Or, go back in time by visiting Old Town which is a recreation of Classic Florida.
Explore downtown Celebration to shop, eat, and enjoy the spectacular view by the lake. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Chocolate Kingdom and learn how chocolate is made from scratch!
And if you and your grandparents are fans of great views, you must ride The Wheel at ICON Park. It is the world's sixth largest ferris wheel and is also wheelchair accessible. Aside from the Wheel, you can also see other attractions like Madame Tussaud's and the SEA LIFE Aquarium at ICON Park. And, of course, you can enjoy your time at Universal Studios, Disney World, and Seaworld.
Anaheim is one of the best places to go with grandparents. There are so many things to do in Anaheim, whether you are an avid sports fan, a fan of live music, an adrenaline junkie, a self-described foodie, or a beer connoisseur.
Explore Disneyland Resort and experience Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Adventureland, and Star Wars: Glassy Edge. You can also enjoy fireworks at Disneyland After Dark. But if, for some reason, you want to skip Disneyland, then don’t worry—Anaheim is much more than Disneyland.
Try a variety of international cuisines at the Anaheim Packing District. Sample award-winning craft breweries at Centre Street Promenade. Treat your grandparents to a little retail therapy at some of the finest retail destinations in California. Or bring out your inner savvy shopper at the Outlets at Orange and score some great deals!
The Golden Isles, Georgia
The Golden Isles are a group of four beautiful barrier islands nestled on the coast of Georgia. Saint Simons Island, Little Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Sea Island are all part of the Isles. Its golf courses, beaches, shopping centers, incredible restaurants, and sea turtle rehabilitation center make it an ideal place to go with grandparents.
Explore the wild, diverse, and scenic beaches. Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, with its striking "skeletons" of sea-weathered trees, is an ideal spot for your instagramm-able photos. If you and your grandparents need some solitude, Little St. Simons Island, with seven miles of private, undeveloped shoreline, is perfect for you! Or, if you are up for an adventure, seek out tree spirits on St. Simons Island.
Don't forget to stop by the Georgia Sea Turtle Centre, which is not only educational but also the only sea turtle hospital in Georgia. This hospital not only teaches visitors about sea turtles but also allows them to visit their rehabilitation tanks, making it a perfect place to go with grandparents.
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Sarasota, Florida is a slice of heaven in the United States. And that alone should persuade you to take your grandparents there!
Let’s start with the beaches. Each of Sarasota's beaches has a distinct character and beauty. At eight miles long, Siesta Key is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Additionally, many of Sarasota's beaches provide first-hand experience with marine life. From collecting shark teeth at Venice beach, the shark tooth capital of the world, to seeing turtles, sea life, and more at Lido Key and Longboat Key, there is something for everyone at the beaches in Sarasota.
You should also visit Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with marine life by touching stingrays, sharks, and many more. Apart from the sea animals, Sarasota is rich in wildlife too. In Jungle Gardens, you can get a glimpse of flamingos and feed the turtles and alligators before petting the animals at the petting zoo. Sarasota is, undoubtedly, an ideal place to go with grandparents.
Fort Worth, Texas
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly destination, visit Fort Worth, TX. Check out the Stockyards Historic District to step back in time while strolling down cobblestone streets that lead to one of the country's oldest livestock shows. Next, you can explore the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame to experience a bit of Texan cowboy culture. Treat your eyes to the prestigious art collection at the Kimbell Art Museum or enjoy world-class entertainment and concerts at Bass Performance Hall.
Admire nature’s beauty at the oldest botanic garden in Texas, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, which features 2,501 species of native and exotic plants and several gardens, including a Japanese conservatory with koi ponds, waterfalls, cherry trees, pagodas, and a teahouse.
You can also try authentic Texas BBQ, one of America's great cuisines. Local favorites like Angelo's and the Railhead Smokehouse serve hickory-smoked beef with Fort Worth's distinct blend of spices. End your trip by buying souvenirs and mementos at the boutiques and souvenir shops so you can always remember your visit to Texas.
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park is the Sierra Nevada Mountains' crown jewel. This breathtaking alpine landscape is the perfect place to make some lifelong memories with your grandparents. From ranger-led nature walks to rafting down the Merced River, the possibilities for one-of-a-kind experiences are limitless.
Simply driving into the valley and being surrounded by massive mountains and waterfalls nourishes the soul. When you are there, make sure you see Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point.
There are numerous accessible trails in Yosemite Falls, such as the Lower Yosemite Falls loop. If you're concerned about the distance, stops like Mirror Lake and Happy Isles let you drive the entrance road as long as the handicap placard is visible.
Glacier Point is a spectacular mountain peak that offers panoramic views of the valley below. It is accessible via the park shuttle and is an excellent place to learn about how Yosemite Valley formed. When you are going there, just follow the wheelchair-accessible paths because some of the other paths are quite steep. We promise you the views are well worth the effort required to get there.
There are tons of other activities to do here. Just stop by the Yosemite Visitor Center and learn about everything they have to offer. But regardless of which activities you choose, Yosemite will be a memorable trip for all of you.
All Set to Celebrate a Memorable Grandparents Day
We hope you’ve enjoyed our ideas to make this Grandparents Day count. The rest is up to you! But regardless of the place you choose, just remember to relax, make lots of memories, and have lots of fun. If you need a wheelchair van rental for your trip, you can always get in touch with us.
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