Holiday Destinations For People With Special Needs

July 31, 2017 | 11:57 pm | By Pants Up Easy

Holiday Destinations in the US for People with Special Needs

Planning a holiday but don’t know where to go? Put your worries aside, and start preparing for your next holiday today as we have a prepared a list of holiday destinations for people with special needs.

Let’s have a look:

1.   Splore, Utah

Splore is a non-profit organization that offers a number of adaptive activities all around the year. These include rafting, horseback riding, snowshoeing, canoeing and wall climbing. You should check with the organization to know what activities are available at a given time, as some of these are season based. You may reach them here or give them a call at 801.484.4128.

The organization’s aim is to bring people together and provide them a platform to have fun and also get to know each other. It offers adaptive gear for fun and safety. There are also special paths to ensure there is no difficulty in maneuvering a wheelchair.

Note: While you’re in Utah, make it a point to visit The National Ability Center as well. It has athletic and recreational camps that offer activities for people with special needs. It should also be mentioned that Splore has now joined hands with the NAC and offers a mix of activities with the ability center.

2. Winter Park Resort, Colorado

Just off a 90-minute drive from Denver, this is a family resort with something to do for everyone. Located in the Rocky Mountains, this resort offers scenic views. You can enjoy a number of activities ranging from chairlift rides to snowshoe tours. If you like to enjoy natural beauty, you may avail free guided tours as well and get to see the mountains closely. There are paths to ensure that there is no difficulty in maneuvering a wheelchair.

The Winter Park Resort is also famous for golf, however there are no golf courses located at the park itself. Nonetheless, you will find some golf courses nearby.

The resort is designed for people of all ages and is open all year. You can enjoy adaptive lessons (sledding, skiing etc.) and also let your children enjoy such activities in the guidance of a trained volunteer. For more details on available activities check here.

3. Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Vermont

Knows as America’s Family Resort, this resort offers activities for people with all abilities. There are also scheduled activities, including indoor and outdoor options.

The resort has a special Smugglers Notch Adaptive Program (SNAP) which offers nine adventure activities including horseback riding, hiking, swimming, wall climbing and canoeing.

The resort also has an inclusion program that is aimed towards helping people with special needs mingle with groups and socialize. The program is specially designed for children and is handled by trained staff.

This year round resort is your perfect getaway. Click here to know more about the available activities at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Other than this, there are also several beaches that have special beach wheelchair and wheelchair matts. These include Silver Strand State Beach (Colorado), Pacific Beach (San Diego), and Rehoboth Beach (Delaware).


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