Monday, December 29, 2014

The Year End Best...Top 10 Accessible Views

Where can a wheelchair user and their companions share great views?  Glad you asked...

Seattle, Washington - Kerry Park in the Queen Ann neighborhood was pointed out to us by the manager of the Homewood Suites we were staying at as the best view in this city full of them. It didn't disappoint. If the walk up the hill is too steep, a wheelchair accessible bus makes the run up making the hill climb for you.

New York, New York - One of the all-time classic views, approved by King Kong, is the observation deck at the top of the Empire State Building. If it's a clear day, it doesn't dissapoint.

London, England - Another beautiful city with breathtaking views around every corner. You can also get a great bird's eye view from the Eye but the one that I always remember is this one. In St. James Park, across from Buckingham Palace. Great view of the palace but I turned around and caught this fairy tale view.

Yosemite National Park, California - Ansel Adams loved it and so will you. Although it can get packed with tourists, seek out Tunnel View...on the road to Glacier Point from the valley get the quintessential view of Yosemite Valley. Then, continue on to Glacier Point for views from the top.

Monaco - The tiny principality surrounded by France is a great place to visit. Head on up to the top of the palace hill to get spectacular views of this small but crowded home of billionaires.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Of course, we need to have a sunset view on here. Our favorite is the view from El Set restaurant in Puerto Vallarta where you have some great drinks, food, and musicians to wish the sun farewell til morning.

Ogunquit, Maine - Nothing says "Maine" to us like the gorgeous little anchorage at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine. Great place to have some fresh lobster and just enjoy the view.

Niagara Falls, Canada - The best views are from the Canadian side but you can catch the Maid of the Mist for a close-up view of all that power from either side.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - For the best ballpark view, head to the steel city and get a seat anywhere along the home plate/first base line.

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Another great location with lots of great views. We'll stick with the free one, which is the Garden of the Gods.  You can also take a trip to the admission-required site of the Seven Falls, which is shown at the top of this post.

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