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    anyone recommend very laid back beach style trip for a novice traveler?

    can someone recommend an accessible hotel/hang out at the beach style vacation for a novice traveler? I need something very basic, but something or someplace where there are some accessible activities, a decent amount of night activity (I'm not the most social guy in the world & I'd also like to provide some entertainment for my aides... so possibly someplace with some organized social stuff), and that it's possible for me to get to the beach & water (I'm c-5 quadriplegic) do any of the hotels offer some sort of accessible beach chair?
    thanks
    Eastern time zone might be best

    #2
    are you looking at staying in the US or outside the US (like Mexico)?

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      #3
      Originally posted by mnnice View Post
      are you looking at staying in the US or outside the US (like Mexico)?
      Eastern time zone might be best
      Virgina Beach is real nice has a easy board walk, Maine you have several from York all the way to Bar Harbor. What time of the year are you looking at going?
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        #4
        Sorry - I guess I didn't read it completely. In the eastern time zone there are a couple of places that I know of. If you want warm weather then I would recommend the Florida Keys or somewhere in Florida. I know Orlando has some nice places. If you are looking for the cooler climate then you might want to try Wildwood Crest, NJ. I heard that it is a really nice place to go by a friend.

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          #5
          Originally posted by mnnice View Post
          are you looking at staying in the US or outside the US (like Mexico)?
          U.S. is best for me know, but I wouldn't have a problem with someplace where I could border jump

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            #6
            Originally posted by Doorman View Post
            Virgina Beach is real nice has a easy board walk, Maine you have several from York all the way to Bar Harbor. What time of the year are you looking at going?
            I'm going in the summer, but I definitely would like someplace that stays warm year round... even if this means it's hotter than Hell when I'm there... again simplicity is the key with me... the less I have to think the better... but I would like to try to get in the ocean somehow

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              #7
              There is a place in Mexico called Freedom Shores that cater to people in chairs, no matter what your injury level is. We are planning on going for atleast 2 weeks this coming winter. Their website address is http://www.isla-aguada.com/default.aspx . Otherwise I would recommend the Florida Keys or Daytona Beach. They have some really nice places on the boardwalk their nad the night life is to die for.

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                #8
                If you want to consider the West Coast, look at San Diego. A very accessible city, lots to do other than just the beach too (the Zoo, SeaWorld, Padres baseball at Petco Park which is very accessible, etc.). Beach wheelchairs are free:
                http://www.coastal.ca.gov/access/bea....html#sandiego

                For all of California:
                http://www.coastal.ca.gov/access/beach-wheelchairs.html

                All city buses and the San Diego Trolley (light rail) are accessible or you can rent a van. Unfortunately accessible cabs are hard to come by, but Cloud 9/Supershuttle offers accessible airport shuttles.

                Check out this resource:
                http://www.accessandiego.com/

                The Gaslamp Quarter downtown has plenty of clubs and restaurants and most are very accessible.

                (KLD)
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                  #9
                  Destin Fl.

                  Destin FL. is awesome the beaches have snow white sand and there is so much other to do and EAT !!!!! LOL I hope you find a great spot and enjoy !!
                  http://www.baytownewharf.com/
                  Last edited by ant111; 22 Mar 2009, 1:36 PM.

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                    #10
                    thanks sci nurse, I think for this one I want to stay east, do any of the east coast places offer activities for disabled people... example some kind of Beach wheelchair for rent (power chair & shower chair are no good on a Beach)... my aides seem fixated on getting me in the ocean & on my enjoyment...

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                      #11
                      Here are some locations for one of the manufacturers of beach wheelchairs. Whether they are free (as in CA) or for rent would depend on the location:

                      http://www.beachwheelchair.com/locations.htm

                      For Florida, here is some information:

                      http://visitflorida.com/articles/flo...faq#adabeaches

                      There is also this book:
                      http://www.amazon.com/Wheelchairs-Go...6550219&sr=1-1

                      How about a cruise? Lots are very accessible, and some have beach wheelchairs on the private islands in the Caribbean.

                      (KLD)
                      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                        #12
                        I'd also suggest Virginia Beach in the summer. NOT during spring break as it has gotten a huge reputation as party central for the tradionally black colleges. Unless you really wan to party 24/7 and have people, do matter the color, barf on you. But there are a ton of street fun that is blocked off for summer nights. Activities cover everyone from the toddler crowd to seniors. Lots of restaurants and bars that open to the streets also. We stayed at the Hampton Inn on the beach and most beach front hotels have exits directly to the boardwalk. We didn't ask or look for them but next to the cement ramps down to the beach were a couple locked large lockers and at least a couple of wooden walkways all the way to the water. They are meant for manual or beach chairs not the heavier powerchairs. We'd go back in the summer but not during spring break. But then we avoid all the spring break places now tht we are OLD. LOL
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                          #13
                          I'm not feeling adventurous enough for a cruise yet, plus you do here bad stories about Cruises, or is that just the media... Virginia Beach or someplace like it does sound more like what I'm looking for... not spring break though... but someplace where adults can hang & not have to look very far for stuff to do

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                            #14
                            I love it here in summer. Don't let fear of hurricane scare you away, you will receive ample warning in the rare instance that one would develop during your visit.

                            One enormous plus to our ocean or gulf is that we don't have surf. Even small waves beat the heck out of you getting in and out of the water.

                            http://www.fla-keys.com/

                            http://www.fla-keys.com/accessibility/
                            Last edited by Foolish Old; 23 Mar 2009, 11:33 AM.
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