Great American Vacations for Travelers with Disabilities: With Complete Accessibility Information on Hotels, Restaurants and Attractions (Fodor's ... Vacations for Travelers With Disabilities)

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9780679025917: Great American Vacations for Travelers with Disabilities: With Complete Accessibility Information on Hotels, Restaurants and Attractions (Fodor's ... Vacations for Travelers With Disabilities)

· A great travel guide providing solid, detailed accessibility information and on-target travel know-how.
· An invaluable aid for travelers with mobility problems and hearing and vision impairments and for the people who travel with them.
· Each chapter a miniguide to the destination it covers, including:
· Where to stay---charming inns and B&Bs, affordable hotels and motels, scenic campgrounds.
· Where to eat---bistros and cafés, diners and delis, pizzerias and pasta places, and even the occasional fancy restaurant.
· What to see and do, from famous landmarks to explorable neighborhoods.
· Outdoor fun for the entire family.
· Where to shop for regional crafts and local souvenirs.
· Great entertainment, from Broadway shows to country jamborees.
· Every entry loaded with accessibility information---everything from curb cuts and entrance ramps to roll-in showers and high sinks to pools with hydraulic lifts, Braille menus and signage, lowered phones, and more.
· Covers the best of America's travel destinations, including Boston, Cape Cod, Charleston, Chicago, the Everglades, Gettysburg, the Grand Canyon, the Grand Tetons, Las Vegas, the Lincoln Trail, Los Angeles, the Maine coast, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Nashville, the Natchez Trace, New Orleans, New York City, Niagara Falls, the Outer Banks, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Philadelphia, Rocky Mountain National Park, San Antonio and Austin, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Fe and Taos, Savannah, Seattle, the Texas Gulf Coast, Walt Disney World, Waikiki and Honolulu, Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Yellowstone, and Yosemite.

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A complete trip planner for physically-impaired visitors to the best-loved parks, cities, and resort regions of the United States. Contains information on:

- tours, with information on vehicle lifts and lock-downs, curb cuts, lowered phones and phones with volume control;

- hotels, with details on roll-in showers, high sinks, TDD machines, visual alert devices, and Braille signage;

- restaurants and cafes with ramps, wide entrances, accessible restrooms and Braille menus;

- the great outdoors, including pools with hydraulic lifts, mono-ski and sit-ski programs, trails with guide ropes, and snorkeling outfitters with high-prescription masks, as well as accessible campgrounds;

- lively entertainment, with wheelchair seating, assistive listening systems, signed interpretation, Braille and large-print programs.

From coast to coast, there's no reason anyone can't have a great vacation with the help of this guidebook.

From Library Journal:

Designed for travelers with mobility problems and hearing and vision impairments, this vacation planner covers 38 vacation areas in the United States, including national parks, historic districts, and major cities. The standard entry for each area includes a map, a list of important contacts for disabled visitors, arrival and departure tips, and information about getting around, exploring, lodging, dining, shopping, outdoor activities, and entertainment. Where relevant, these sections provide detailed practical information for disabled visitors in categories marked by M (mobility), H (hearing), and V (vision) symbols. With appendixes listing organizations that provide more information, the wealth of practical information contained in this book makes it invaluable for the approximately 30 million North Americans with disabilities. Highly recommended for all public and other libraries serving disabled patrons.
Caroline Mitchell, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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