The city of Los Angeles is known for being the home of Hollywood stars, but there are many other things that will make you fall in love with this cinematographic capital. Perhaps the sunny weather for much of the year, the beautiful beaches, the interesting suburbs, the many cultural institutions, or the diverse cuisine. Therefore, we want you to discover all its charms with us.
Explore the most mythical neighborhood in Los Angeles and head towards Griffith Park. From there you can appreciate beautiful views of the city and see the famous Hollywood sign.
The Griffith Observatory is located on the southern slopes of Mount Hollywood, and is open Friday through Sunday. If it coincides with your travel days, it is worth discovering. In fact, since its opening in 1935, it has become the most-visited public observatory in the world. We are all curious about the confines of the universe, and this place presents itself as a gateway to the wonders of the cosmos.
To get there easily, public bus service is available and operates every day, even when the Observatory is closed. Its route encompasses the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station to the Observatory. Thus, the fleet of vehicles has wheelchair lifts or ramps.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
The Los Angeles Museum of Art – LACMA is the largest museum in the western part of the country and houses a collection of more than 147,000 objects. It houses archaeological pieces, Islamic and Asian art, European painting and sculpture, textiles, modern Mexican and Peruvian silver, woodcuts…
If traveling by car, you’ll find accessible parking one block east of Fairfax Avenue. As indicated on the official LACMA website, the building has accessible restrooms for wheelchair users.
You should know that the attraction is quite crowded on weekends and holidays. On the other hand, Tuesdays and Thursdays are less crowded and you will have an opportunity to visit the exhibitions more easily.
Adjacent to the museum’s façade is Chris Burden’s Urban Light exhibit, where many tourists and locals go to take pictures. The beautifully restored lampposts date from the 1920s and 1930s. If you feel like it, come back here when the sky darkens as they will be illuminated.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
Universal Studios Hollywood is a place where children and adults can have fun, so we think it’s worth spending some time during your stay. Live a thrilling experience with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™, witness an intrepid adventure in Jurassic World, observe a fight between a T-Rex and King Kong or meet the cute characters from The Secret Life of Pets, among other experiences.
Also don’t miss the Studio Tour, accessible by wheelchair. For 60 minutes you will explore the corners of the world’s largest film and television studio.
As specified on its official website, the theme park has shops and restaurants with entrances suitable for wheelchair users. Outdoor shows have marked areas reserved for people with reduced mobility. Additionally, wheelchairs, electric convenience vehicles (ECVs), and strollers can be rented across from the Universal Studios Store.
Please note that park vehicles can only accommodate standard wheelchairs. You will need to transfer to ride several attractions. For safety reasons, guests must also secure their prostheses before boarding the “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride” rides.
Travel to Santa Monica, west of Los Angeles. This coastal city boasts of being one of the most accessible destinations in the world.
Visit its emblematic Pier. You can even ride the beautiful Hippodrome carousel, which has a portable ramp to get into the accessible car.
If you feel like it, have fun all morning at Pacific Park, as almost all its attractions are accessible to wheelchair users. In addition, there are auxiliary entrances and accessible restrooms. As the official website specifies, visitors must transfer to the attractions.
We also recommend relaxing for at least a couple of hours at Santa Monica Beach, which has an amphibious wheelchair, accessible parking for people with disabilities and a ramp.
It is essential that during your trip you can adequately move to all the places you want to visit. Learn more about local transportation in the following links:
- LAX-it. Airport area where to board an Uber, Lyft, Opoli, bus or taxi.
- Metro. It ensures that more than 200 bus or train routes are accessible.
- Access. Paratransit in Los Angeles County. Shared ride service.
- LADOT. Los Angeles Department of Transportation.
- Disabled Person Parking Placards & Plates. Parking placard for visitors.
- People Care Medical Supplies. Mobility equipment store.
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