When it comes to bucket list adventures, Las Vegas surely makes it into the top 5 for many travelers. With its beautiful resorts, incredible attractions, and once in a lifetime experiences, there really is so much to discover here. Whether you’re pulled by the glitz and glamour of the city lights, the all-night party lifestyle, or the stunning desert landscapes surrounding the city, there’s no doubt that Las Vegas is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the world.
But how does it fare for those of us who travel on wheels?
Well, it turns out that Vegas is pretty darn inclusive! One of the most disabled-friendly and wheelchair accessible cities in the United States, Las Vegas is one of the best places to visit for the holiday of a lifetime. This guide will give you some valuable tips on how to get around while you’re there.
Accessibility in almost all Las Vegas hotels is pretty great, but there are a few wheelchair-accessible hotels that are really worth mentioning. Wynn Las Vegas are well known for their welcoming atmosphere and comfortable stays, but some of their rooms also offer roll-in showers and they also have a pool lift for anyone who needs assistance. The Venetian and Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino also have wheelchair accessible rooms with roll-in showers, as well as roomy elevator and pool lifts, while The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has two wheelchair-accessible pools and is conveniently located on the Strip for ease of getting around.
There is so much to do in Vegas that travelers often make return trips to see things they missed before! One of the most famous attractions is the Fountains of Bellagio, a choreographed water fountain display set to lights and music located outside of the famous Bellagio Hotel. The feature is completely free and accessible by wheelchair, you can just roll up and take in the show before you head off to explore the casinos. The Fremont Street Experience is another wheelchair-friendly free attraction that is worth seeing, each night the casinos stage a Viva Vision Light Show which is simply magical!
If it’s fun you’re after, check out the High Roller Ferris Wheel at the Linq Hotel, the tallest observation wheel in the world. Although it takes 30 minutes to do a complete revolution, it’s absolutely worth taking the time to see the sights from this amazing observation deck. You can also take a ride in a hot air balloon to see the city from above or check out the old iconic signs at the Neon Museum. For an adrenaline rush, head over to SlotZilla Zip Line where you can zoom over the Fremont Street Experience at speeds of up to 35miles an hour!
It’s not just about the casinos and thrill rides, however, as there is also plenty to do when you get out of the city. The Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon are two of the most obvious places to visit, but there is also the Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Mount Charleston, and Black Canyon. Some of these are more accessible than others, so it’s worth checking before you go.
With more than 50 casinos lining its streets, the Las Vegas Strip is famous for being the world capital of live poker. But the greatest thing about the Strip is not its bustling nightlife, round the clock gaming, or the interesting history of some of its establishments, the greatest thing about the Strip is the accessibility factor. These sidewalks are wide, flat, and go on for miles. They are perfect for anyone who is exploring the area in a wheelchair; curb cuts are available at all of the intersections and alerts are provided at crosswalks. If you decide to take the elevated walkways, they are all accessible via the elevator. It is simply an ideal territory for wheelchair travelers.
There is so much to see and do in this amazing part of the world, it really is an experience of a lifetime. It’s a fantastic place for anyone in a wheelchair to visit, just be prepared to become a regular visitor because you’ll definitely be back for more!