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Last Updated on February 20, 2012

It is the dream of many to visit the Northeast part of the United States and see all of its famous sites. From Atlantic City to the heart of the Big Apple, millions of people every year are drawn to this busy, exciting area.

But for a wheelchair user, travel can be difficult, and many attractions are inaccessible to wheelchairs. This can take the joy and the fun out of a vacation and leave you feeling disappointed and upset.

If you are a wheelchair user who is afraid you won’t be able to enjoy New York and New Jersey from a wheelchair, then it’s time to think again! Check out our top 5 list of wheelchair-friendly activities available in this area, and look forward to a fun-filled vacation in the city that never sleeps.

  1. Dine like a king: New York City has the most diverse collection of food and drink on the planet, so don’t miss out on a dining experience here. Most restaurants in the city have handicap ramps, but if you want to be sure, call ahead.
  2. Bask in the light of the arts: Also the cultural capital of the world, New York City is home to every form of art you can imagine. Check out the theater district and attend a play at one of many wheelchair-accessible theaters.
  3. Learn something new: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History both sport handicap ramps to make access to the exhibits easier. Learn about historic art or history at either of these famous museums.
  4. Root for the home team: New York City is home to the famous New York Yankees, winners of 27 World Series titles. Yankee stadium sports 522 handicap seats, allowing you to enjoy the game from the comfort of your wheelchair.
  5. See the sights: If nothing else, making your way down a New York sidewalk will provide you with all manner of entertainment. Observe the beautiful, historical neighborhoods and visit famous landmarks. Take the free ferry to Staten Island, or take an elevator ride to the top of the Empire State Building. Wheelchair users often get ushered to the front of the line to get to the top!

Being in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having the things you want. That two-story home you’ve always dreamed of? It isn’t out of reach! By installing stair lifts and chair lifts in your home, you can get up and down stairs with ease.

For the buying and installing of quality chair lifts, turn to Williams Lift Company. We have the ability to turn your home into a wheel-chair accessible haven, so give us a call today.

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