Boston, Massachusetts is rich with history and one of America’s most interesting cities. The city is crammed full of things to do, from viewing magnificent architecture in Copley Square and viewing the country’s richest selections of bookstores in Harvard Square to shopping on Newman Street in Back Bay and cheering for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Boston has plenty to charm visitors with special needs including some of the following iconic, and wheelchair accessible, things to do:
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile walking trail that leads you through downtown Boston to 16 historic sites. Beginning at the Boston Common Visitors' Center and ending in Charlestown at the USS Constitution, the trail is a unique collection of locations including the Boston Massacre Site, Paul Revere’s House, Bunker Hill, the Charlestown Bridge, the Massachusetts State House and several other locations. Historic markers along the way tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond. Most sites are free or suggest donations. Old South Meeting House, Old State House, and Paul Revere House have small admission fees. The route is fully accessible but it does include some steep inclines that can be challenging for slow walkers.
If you’ve never been up close and personal with a 50-foot, 40-ton whale, Boston is the place to do it. Whale watching in Boston is an experience you won't soon forget. According to the World Wildlife Fund, Massachusetts is one of the top ten whale watching spots. You’ll be treated to awe-inspiring sights of humpback, pilot and blue whales breaching and spouting in the Atlantic Ocean. Whale watch charters typically run from April to October. Companies like Boston Harbor Cruises offer wheelchair accessible catamarans.
Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory
The top of the Prudential Center, otherwise known as ‘The Pru,’ offers the best view of Boston. From the Skywalk Observatory visitors can enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of Boston and beyond. Visitors can take an Acoustiguide audio tour that details the city's many points of historic and cultural interest. On a clear day you can see the beaches of Cape Cod to the south, or mountains in New Hampshire to the north. At the bottom of the Prudential Center are The Shops at Prudential Center which include Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lacoste and others. The Skywalk Observatory and The Shops are wheelchair accessible.
Boston Interesting Fact: The Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
Special Needs Group has wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, and other special needs equipment rentals in Boston, Massachusetts. To place your order, contact 954 585-0575.