United States

Multi-day Trips United States

San Francisco city highlights (4 days/3 nights)

4 days / 3 nights

San Francisco city highlights (4 days/3 nights)

San Francisco

With a guided tour of San Francisco, you will get to know the unique, modern and picturesque neighborhoods of this unique city.

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Adventure Maui, Hawaii (4 days/3 nights)

4 days / 3 nights

Adventure Maui, Hawaii (4 days/3 nights)

Maui

With an accessible van to your disposal, enjoying the beaches of Maui will never be so easy: adapted surf lessons, bike rides, kayaking and more!

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Leisure Maui, Hawaii (4 days/3 nights)

4 days / 3 nights

Leisure Maui, Hawaii (4 days/3 nights)

Maui

On this tour you will admire authentic Hawaiian culture and explore Maui’s many hidden surprises.

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Cultural New York City (5 days/4 nights)

5 days / 4 nights

Cultural New York City (5 days/4 nights)

New York

If you want to get to know the unique and rich cultural and historical side of New York City in an accessible way, this is the tour for you.

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The Breakwater building, with palm trees and a terrace in front.

4 days / 3 nights

Relaxed weekend in Miami (4 days / 3 nights)

Miami

Spend a relaxing weekend on the coast, getting to know the vibrant and multicultural city of Miami. This accessible weekend adventure begins with a pick-up service in a wheelchair-accessible van from Miami International Airport. You will be driven to your hotel, the 4-star Marriott Stanton South Beach. South Beach is one of the best neighborhoods in Miami; it’s right next to the trendy Art Deco district and has loads of great bars and restaurants to visit. You will have a comfortable accessible room and can make full use of the hotel’s amenities, such as the infinity pool, gym and spa. On your first day you can choose to unpack and settle in or head to the beach, which is only a 2-minute walk away via a smooth flat path. Alternatively, you can contact our travel agents to see what other activities are available in Miami for your first afternoon. For dinner, you can choose to dine in the hotel’s Japanese or Mexican restaurant or explore some of the options available nearby. After a good night’s sleep, you can wake up ready to enjoy a full day in Miami. You will visit Miami Seaquarium located on Virginia Key, which is one of the oldest oceanariums in the States. This wheelchair-accessible park is home to all kinds of sea creatures and you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy shows and to learn about marine habitats. The park has several restaurants and snack bars where you can get lunch, and you can spend the whole day exploring the park and having fun. On day 2 of your weekend in Miami, you will go on the Little Havana food and cultural tour to discover Miami’s Cuban heritage, which has had a huge influence on the city. The guided accessible tour includes tastings of delicious Cuban treats such as Cuban sandwiches, churros and a mojito, and you’ll visit a cigar factory and listen to Latin music. You can also ask your guide about other places they would recommend visiting in the city. For the last day of your relaxing Miami weekend, you will enjoy a guided accessible tour of Miami’s Art Deco district. This unique neighborhood features pastel colored buildings from the 1920s and 1930s which have all been preserved as part of the city’s heritage. Your guide will take you around the Art Deco district and point out notable features to you, and can also take you inside some of the buildings to show you how the Art Deco style has influenced the interior design. At the end of your Miami weekend, wheelchair-accessible transportation will be provided to drive you to Miami Airport or to the station of your choice.

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The Miami skyline, with many skyscrapers on the waterfront.

7 days / 6 nights

Week-long Miami discovery (7 days / 6 nights)

Miami

This curated trip to Miami has a fun itinerary combining cultural tours, self-guided visits, shopping and relaxing time, and all venues are accessible to visitors with disabilities. Your week-long adventure in Miami will begin with a flight into Miami International Airport and a pick-up service in an accessible van to transfer you to your accommodation. On your first day you will have some free time to settle into your hotel, which will have a fully accessible room. You can relax, unpack and get to know the area, or contact our travel experts to organize an activity. After a good night’s sleep, you will wake up, enjoy breakfast and then head out to your first activity, a guided accessible tour of the Wynwood Art District, one of the largest open-art art museums in the world. Your guide will take you around the graffiti displays and point out notable works to you, and you will also call in at cafes and restaurants along the way to sample some delicious food. On day 3 you will get out and explore some of Florida’s most beautiful landscape, the Everglades National Park. You will join a guided tour on an accessible airboat and cruise through the waterways, spotting animals such as alligators, turtles and herons along the way. This tour will end with a 20-minute reptile show and a chance to hold a baby alligator! The next day, you will visit Bayside Marketplace, a popular bustling 2-level shopping mall on the Miami waterfront. Here you can pick up souvenirs, shop for bargains and try out some local food. You may also catch some live music or a show, as there is often entertainment in the galleries of the mall. The mall is accessible, with disabled parking bays, accessible restrooms and elevators, so you can comfortably explore the area. In the afternoon, you can either go back to your hotel to unwind, or head to one of Miami’s many scenic beaches to enjoy a swim and a tanning session. For day 4, you will visit one of Miami’s most popular attractions, the Miami Seaquarium. One of the oldest oceanariums in the United States, this park is accessible for wheelchairs and is a home for sea animals such as dolphins, orcas, seals, flamingoes and many more. You will be able to watch the shows, explore the park, pick up snacks and learn about the local marine environment. On your last full day in Miami, you will board a tour bus with a transparent roof to see some of the city’s best sights. This 3-hour tour covers many of the highlights of the city, from Little Havana to the Miami Design District. The bus driver will be available to help you transfer into the bus seat if you require assistance, and the transparent roof on the bus means that you can enjoy the tour whatever the weather. There are also 2 extended stops en route, where you can get off the bus to explore local neighborhoods, if you wish. On the morning of your final day, you will have the opportunity to have a self-guided visit of the Bass Museum of Art. This gallery and educational facility houses a permanent collection featuring Old Masters paintings and sculptures and also has regular exhibitions with works from artists of many regions. The Bass Museum is accessible to people with disabilities and has entrances with ramps and provides assisted listening devices and large print guides. Later in the day, you will be picked up in an accessible vehicle and transferred back to the airport or to a train station of your choice.

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About United States

The United States has exported so much of its culture abroad that the country can already seem familiar, even if you’ve never been before. The truth is that you don’t really know America because there is so much diversity in the geography, the people and the culture that you’re sure to find something to surprise you. Head to the Big Apple to discover gritty city life, or drive along the coast of California and watch the waves roll in from the Pacific. Each American city, from Philadelphia to Atlanta, Austin to Portland, has its own cuisine and ambiance. In the Deep South, you’ll see that life moves at a slower pace, set against a backdrop of Antebellum-era houses flickering in a heat haze, accompanied by country music and the smell of meat cooking on a charcoal grill. And if you want mountains, the States will spoil you for choice, from the snow capped Rockies to the volcanoes of Hawaii.

Accessible travel United States

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed into law in 1990, making it illegal for people with disabilities to be discriminated against in the United States. This means, in effect, that all public spaces must have reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, such as elevators, step-free access and accessible bathrooms. Whilst you may find that some of these accommodations are not very well designed, generally the United States is an accessible destination and is becoming more accessible each year. Hotels have accessible rooms and most tourist attractions, even those in historic buildings, are wheelchair-accessible. Public transport systems vary across the States but many have some level of accommodation for people with disabilities. With a little planning and forethought, a trip to the United States as a person with a disability is an achievable and enjoyable experience.

Country Information

Health

Medical treatment in the United States is generally expensive and non-residents may be asked to pay a deposit upon admittance to a treatment facility. If this is the case, be sure to contact your insurance provider before paying to check standard procedures. Be sure to get appropriate health insurance to fit your personal and travel needs and have funds available to cover any medical emergency.

Cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Florida, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and parts of Texas. If traveling to these areas, take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitos.

Security

Muggings and petty theft can occur in the United States, particularly in larger cities, so if possible, you should avoid walking alone at night. It is recommended to be cautious and avoid flashing valuables. If traveling in a rental car, hide valuables and do not leave bags, suitcases or passports in the car overnight, even in the trunk.

Documentation

Entry requirements to the United States depend on your nationality. Check the specific entry requirements depending on nationality here.

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Weather

The climate in the United States varies enormously by region. The summer months are usually from May to September, although the South can be hot all year round. Check weather reports for your destination for more detailed information.

Hurricanes can occur on the Atlantic coast from June to November, and on the Pacific coast from May to November. If visiting during hurricane season, monitor local weather reports carefully and follow advice issued by local authorities.

Wildfires occur frequently in California. Check advice from local authorities if visiting forest or countryside areas in the state.

Language

English is the most widely-spoken language in the United States. Spanish is also widely spoken in Hispanic communities.

Electricity

There are 2 kinds of plug sockets in the United States, one with 2 flat pins and the other with 2 flat pins and a semicircular pin in a triangle formation. The States operate on a 120V supply, with 60Hz.

Power outages can occur after freak weather events such as heavy snowfall or storms, but power is normally restored quickly.