If you’re thinking about visiting Los Angeles this holiday weekend, you might feel in a rush to get as much out of your trip as possible. But with only a few days to explore such a fascinating city, here at Wheelers we want to make sure you have the best experience every time you travel around the country. Henceforth, we want to share with you a must-do list to ensure your trip to LA will be a total success.

The city of Angels and the home to many of your favourite Hollywood stars is an almost magical place, whilst there’s a big chance you’ll bump into someone famous if you stay long enough in the same place, there’s a lot more to LA than that. And if you want to make long-lasting memories during this Labour day weekend, here’s a list of thing you most definitely have to do during your LA trip.

11 LA Essential Experiences for Wheelchair Travelers

1. Rodeo Drive

If you’re a shopaholic traveller, this is for you. LA’s high street has windows featuring all the big fashion brands from Gucci to Cartier and everything in between. However, beware the cobblestone which make make things a tad uncomfortable if you’re in a wheelchair.

2. In-N-Out Burger

Los Angeles local burger chain, In-N-Out is famous worldwide even if it’s not available outside the US. If you’re in LA, it is a must that you drive thru and order from In-N-Out’s secret menu to enjoy an  “Animal Style” in your Wheelers van.

3. Walt Disney Concert Hall

The home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic is a 2,265-seat hall that display a stunning pipe organ amidst unparalleled acoustics and a very attractive offer of shows and events to attend to. Additionally, accessibility is not a problem as wheelchair setups and other aids for people with disabilities are easily available upon request.

4. Santa Monica Pier

Much like a county fair, the Santa Monica Pier is a great place for enjoying a sunset whilst eating cotton candy and playing silly games that can get you really  cool prizes if you win.

5. Venice Beach Boardwalk

Venice’s legendary boho vibe will wrap itself around you as you the view from the boardwalk and exchange looks and smiles with the local fortune tellers, street magicians, and sometimes, even talented and somewhat famous musicians playing live for no reason.

6. Griffith Observatory

Offering breathtaking views of the LA skyline and the iconic Hollywood sign, the Griffith Observatory is a must-visit destination for wheelchair travelers. The observatory has wheelchair-accessible paths, elevators, and accessible restrooms, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Explore the exhibits on astronomy, gaze at the stars through telescopes, or catch a show at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

7. Universal Studios Hollywood

This famous theme park and film studio is a perfect destination for wheelchair travelers seeking fun and excitement. Universal Studios Hollywood offers wheelchair rentals, accessible restrooms, and designated wheelchair seating at shows and attractions. Enjoy thrilling rides, behind-the-scenes tours of working movie sets, and immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

8. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States and offers an extensive collection of artwork from around the world. The museum is wheelchair-friendly, with ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms available throughout. Wheelchairs can also be borrowed free of charge at the entrance. Explore the diverse exhibits and marvel at the iconic Urban Light installation outdoors.

9. The Getty Center

The stunning Getty Center houses a vast collection of European paintings, sculptures, and complex decorative arts. Ramps, elevators, and wheelchair-accessible facilities make the center a pleasant experience for all. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, breathtaking Los Angeles views, and year-round special events and programs.

10. Aquarium of the Pacific

Located in Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific is a fantastic destination for wheelchair travelers interested in marine life. The aquarium is fully wheelchair-accessible, offering ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms. Explore the various exhibits featuring over 11,000 animals from the Pacific Ocean, and participate in interactive experiences like touch pools and behind-the-scenes tours.

11. Hollywood Walk of Fame

No trip to Los Angeles is complete without visiting the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. The famous sidewalk features over 2,600 stars embedded in the pavement, celebrating the achievements of actors, musicians, directors, and other entertainment industry professionals. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is wheelchair-friendly, with flat, paved sidewalks that allow for easy navigation. Be sure to snap a photo with your favorite star’s plaque as a memorable souvenir.

Book Your Wheelchair Van Rental in Los Angeles Today!

Are you planning a trip? Do you want to make the most of it by securing a van rental from a company that you know, from their almost 30 years of experience, for certain you can rely on? Wheelers has got the stuff you need. If you’d like to speak to a representative at the Wheelers headquarters to learn more about our Los Angeles wheelchair van rentals, you can email us online.

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