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Spotlight on Galveston/Houston, Texas

When planning an accessible vacation for your family, the Lone Star State, only second in size to Alaska, is just a natural candidate. Everything in Texas is big and big fun for the family is everywhere in the Galveston and Houston!

Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, marvelous shopping, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. Galveston has long been the playground of the Texas Gulf Coast. 

Children of all ages will love Moody Gardens with its rainforest pyramid and aquarium and The Pleasure Pier with 16 rides, concessions, music and an amazing view will keep everyone entertained.

The Pleasure Pier in Galveston


Houston, America’s fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination and makes for a great vacation with little walking. Take a stroll through the historic Heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District or head down to Space Center Houston. Later on, grab a bite in one of dozens of award-winning restaurants, or hang out with the cool kids on Washington Avenue. There’s always something to do in this Southern hospitality meets urban chic city. 

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is the signature attraction in Houston.  The space center is home to the U.S. astronaut corps and allows visitors to view and experience what it’s like to walk in space or land on the moon. The San Jacinto Monument and Museum commemorates the battle for Texas independence.  The USS Texas is located nearby where visitors can view the quarters and facilities of this historic battleship.

One of the premier boardwalks in the United States, Kemah offers scenic views of the shore front, roller coasters, carousels, dining and more.  With a mobility equipment rental, you can enjoy a vacation with limited walking along the unique boardwalk that is free to roam for those who like to take in the scenery.  If you build up an appetite there are plenty of restaurants to pick from.

With five cruise ships sailing regularly from these Texas cruise ports you should definitely consider Galveston and Houston as your embarkation port when planning a cruise.

Sailing from Houston: Norwegian Jewel and Emerald Princess

Sailing from Galveston: Carnival Triumph, Navigator of the Seas & Carnival Magic


Whether cruising or staying at a local hotel we can accommodate your clients when planning vacations with limited walking. We provide special needs equipment including wheelchairs, mobility scooters, oxygen concentrators and much more!

Houston Downtown Aquarium


October 21,  2014

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