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Access in San Diego Guide XXI Edition


Access in San Diego Guide XXI Edition

Table of Contents 2 3 5

Welcome/Using this Guide About Us Get Out and Go

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Accessible Vans and Shuttles Transportation Around the County Important Public Service Information Service Organizations for People with Disabilities Medical Centers Home Care Providers Medical Equipment and Supplies U.S. Military and Veterans Information Accessible Public Restrooms Access Friendly Services


Things to See and Do

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Amusements and Attractions Special Tours Annual Events Accessible Recreation Music, Movie, and Theater Venues


Eat, Sleep, and Shop

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Accessible Restaurants Shopping in San Diego Accessible Lodging

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Map of San Diego County Visitor Centers 1

Hello Readers, Welcome to this 21st edition of the new Access in San Diego Guide! Good news - we have launched a new, dynamic website in tandem with this new edition of the guide. As we reach our 25th year of providing access information for travelers, seniors, and veterans with disabilities, the new site and guide will further enhance our ability to offer accurate content about what’s important to people with disabilities. Please check out the new website at and tell us what you think! Sincerely, Wes Johnson and the staff of Accessible San Diego

Accessible San Diego is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Information Center for Seniors, Veterans, Locals, and Travelers with Disabilities

Thank you to our Business Sponsors who make this guide possible:

Mailing address:

Manchester Grand Hyatt

P.O. Box 124526 San Diego, CA 92112-4526


Enhanced physical access, accessible restrooms, accessible parking


San Diego Zoo

Wes Johnson President

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Special Care Sempra Energy/SDG&E The County of San Diego USS Midway

Nikki Scott Administrator Assistant Cindy Estrada Office Assistant\Editor

Assisted listening equipment, text telephones, written scripts for tours


Lift shuttles and tour vehicles 2

Accessible San Diego Staff:

Raised letters and/or Braille signage and menus

ACCESS 2 for 1 pass savings

Old Town Trolley Tours & SEAL Tours San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)

Many listings within this guide feature symbols to allow quick reference to services available. The symbols and descriptions are:

Hornblower Cruises

(619) 325-7550

Website address:

Using this Guide

Evans Hotels

Greg Rushall Katherine Cruz

Publisher/Printer: L-L Printers Carlsbad, CA

The content in this guide is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change at any time, without notice.


Get Out and Go Transportation and Services in the San Diego Area

Top Left: Birch Aquarium in La Jolla Top Right: San Diego Mission de Alcala in Mission Valley Bottom: View of downtown San Diego from Harbor Island


Ferry landing at Coronado

Accessible Vans and Shuttles to the Airport Travel Advisory: Wheelchair transportation at San Diego International Airport is limited, so we advise you to make your reservations early. All Lindbergh Airport shuttles have lifts, and stop and connect at all Lindbergh Field terminals. Better Life Mobility Center (888) 540-VANS, (888) 540-8267 Accessible van rentals.

Cloud 9 Super Shuttle (800) 9SHUTTLE. (800) 974-8885 Lift transportation; 24 Hour Service Throughout San Diego County.

MTS Flyer (619) 233-3004, TTY (619)234-5005, #511 info line 100% of MTS buses have wheelchair lifts or ramps; Flyer has stops at all terminals at Lindbergh Field, and connects to Downtown.

Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Paratransit (888) 517-9627, (800) 921-9664,TTY/TDD: (800) 568-7097 Provides lift service to Lindbergh Field.

Sol Transportation (866) 765-3177 Lift equipped transportation, 48 hour notice required.


Transportation Around the County Amtrak® Rail Service (800) USA-RAIL, (800) 872-7245, TTY (800) 523-6590 Call in advance. Trains from San Diego have accessible cars with handcrank lifts.

Balboa Park Tram Info Center (619) 239-0512, TDD (619) 525-8249 Free trams circulate around Balboa Park, the center for arts and culture in San Diego. Accessible parking is available in the center of the Park. 50% of trams feature lifts.

Greyhound Buslines (800) 752-4841, TTY (800) 345-3109 Lift equipped buses available with 72 hour advance reservation. Ask about discounts for attendants and family accompanying persons with disabilities.

Mexicoach (619) 428-9517 Visit Tijuana, Mexico, by catching the red Mexicoach lift-equipped bus. Call ahead to confirm lift availability.

North County Transit • • • •

Coaster - Rail Service Between San Diego and Oceanside (800) COASTER, (800) 262-7837 Sprinter - Inland Rail Service between Oceanside and Escondido Breeze - North County Bus System LIFT - Para-Transit Services (760) 726-7111, (760) 966-6561

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Trolley/Bus Service Featured Gold Partner (619) 595-4949 Extensive coverage of the city, Includes San Diego Trolley, San Diego Bus, and San Diego Para-Transit. All trolleys and buses feature lifts and roll in positions for wheelchairs and scooters. Service dogs ride free!


Important Public Service Information Public Information Quick-Dial Phone Numbers Emergency Community Service General Information Regional Transportation

911 211 411 511

General Information Phone Numbers Fair Housing - Tenant/landlord issues and shared housing (619) 444-5700, ext. 311 San Diego Housing Commission (619) 231-9400 In Home Health Care (IHHS) (800) 510-2020 Public Assist Information (858) 514-6885 Treasury Department (800) 340-3107 Registrar of Voters (858) 565-5800 AARP San Diego (619) 641-7020

Able-Disabled Advocacy (619) 231-5990

Access to Independence (619) 293-3500, TDD (619) 293-7757

KPBS Radio Reading Services (619) 594-8170 Reading of newspapers, books and more via special radio.

Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc. (619) 398-2441, TTY (619) 398-2440

FREE Telephone Access Program (800) 806-1191

Disabled Businesspersons Association SDSU Interwork Institute (619) 594-8805

AT&T Telephone Services (800) 772-3140 Voice and TDD equipment for people with disabilities.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - San Diego (760) 448-8432

California Relay Service MCI-TDD to Voice (800) 735-2929 Voice to TDD (800) 735-2922 Spanish Access (800) 855-3000

San Diego Center for the Blind (619) 583-2335

Sprint-TTY to Voice (888) 877-5378

Social Security Disability Help Center (888) 418-8860

San Diego Gas & Electric (800) 411-7343 SDG&E offers a special lifeline rate reduction program for qualified persons with disabilities.


Service Organizations for People with Disabilities

Offers free information and seminars for those who work and persons with disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy Association (858) 571-7803


Medical Centers

Medical Equipment and Supplies

Scripps Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services (760) 633-6507, TDD (800) 727-4777

AirGas (858) 279-8200, (800) 829-6140


Sharp Healthcare System • Sharp Grossmont Hospital - La Mesa (619) 740-6000 Voice/TDD • Sharp Memorial Hospital - Kearney Mesa (858) 939-3400 Voice/TDD

UCSD Health Care Rehabilitation Services (619) 543-6530 San Diego.

Veterans Administration Medical Center (858) 552-8585, TTY (858) 552-7541 La Jolla/UTC.

Clairmont Mesa.

Alternative Mobility (619) 427-2525 Chula Vista. Medical equipment, wheelchairs, scooters, and more. Delivery available.

Ashley Medical (619) 297-1983 Mission Hills. Medical equipment, oxygen, supplies, and more. Delivery available.

Better Life Mobility Center (619) 400-4072, Fax (619) 474-4080 La Mesa.

Horizons Medical Supply (619) 469-6055 La Mesa. Delivery available.

Mobility Source (619) 234-9505 Wheelchairs and more. Delivery available.

Prescribed Oxygen, Inc. (760) 634-6701, (888) 652-7500

Home Care Providers 24 Hour Home Care, LLC (619) 660-CARE (2273)

Professional Medical Supply (619) 449-0400, (800) 874-5192, Fax (619) 441-2553 El Cajon.

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U.S. Military and Veterans Information US Department of Veterans Affairs - San Diego Regional Office 8810 Rio San Diego Ave 92108, Tel. (800) 827-1000 Location of Veteran Service Organization Offices, including: •

Paralyzed Vetereans Service Office Suite 1121, Tel. (619) 400-5320 (800) 795-3586

Disabled American Veterans Service Office Suite 1160, Tel. (858) 689-9637

AmVets Service Office Suite 1127, Tel. (619) 400-5303

Blind Veterans Association Service Office Tel. (619) 585-4596

Military Order of Purple Heart Association Service Office Room 1162, Tel. (619) 400-5317

Veterans of Foreign Wars Service Office Room 1161, Tel. (619) 400-5322

California Department of Veterans Affairs Service Office Room 1122, Tel. (619) 400-0700

California Veterans Home San Diego (619)216-3185 Navy Medical Center 34800 Bob Wilson Drive San Diego 92134 (619) 532-8225 Veterans Administration Medical Center- San Diego 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, 92161, Tel. (858) 552-8585 •

Spinal Cord Injury Center - Tel. (858) 642-3184

VA Prescription Refill - Tel. (858) 552-4390

My Healthy Vet -

Champ VA - Tel. (800) 733-8387


Accessible Public Restrooms Private Unisex or Single Occupancy

Things to See and Do Activities and Places to Visit

Cabrillo National Monument, Pt. Loma 1800 Cabrillo Monument Dr., 92106 (619) 557-5450 Hunter Steakhouse, Mission Valley 2445 Hotel Circle Place, 92108 (619)291-8074 Comfort Inn & Suites, Mission Valley 2485 Hotel Circle Place, 92108 (619) 291-7700 San Diego Lindbergh Field 3665 N. Harbor Dr., 92101 (619) 686-8050 Restrooms at all terminals in Airport Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn 2303 Shelter Island Dr., 92106 (619) 224-3577

Access Friendly Services Grocery home delivery - online orders only • Albertsons - • Vons -

Gas Stations with Pump Attendants Costco Gas Stations - Membership Required • Mission Valley - 2345 Fenton Parkway, (619) 358-4003 • Santee - 101 Town Center Parkway, (619) 562-3227 • Southeast San Diego - 650 Gateway Center Dr., (619) 358-2303


The lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument

Amusements and Attractions Birch Aquarium (858) 534-4109 The aquarium is affiliated with UCSD and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

Cabrillo National Monument (619) 557-5450, TTY (619) 222-8211 Located at Point Loma, the monument is dedicated to Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, who discovered San Diego in 1542. • Featuring films and guided tours by National Park Service Rangers. • Accessible interpretive center. • Vehicle admisison fee is waived for US citizens with American Eagle cards or visible disabilities, disabled license plate or placard, or a note from a doctor. • Accessible restrooms, unisex restroom, text and public pay phones available. • NOTE: Accessible parking spaces are not on accessible routes; there is a steep grade to get to the lighthouse, which is not accessible.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (619) 238-1233, TDD (619) 685-5744 Located in Balboa Park, “The Fleet” features a giant dome-shaped IMAX® movie screen, and hands-on, unique exhibits. • Seniors Day 1st Monday of each month • Accessible restrooms, listening devices, and wheelchair seating • Subtitles for hearing impaired for some shows; daily captioned screening available

San Diego Zoo - Featured Gold Partner (619) 231-1515, TDD (619) 233-9639


The San Diego Zoo is world-famous for its amazing animal and plant collection. The newest exhibits at Elephant Odyssey and Polar Bear Plunge include many tactile elements to explore. NOTE: There are many steep grades in the zoo, and we advise utilizing their buses and shuttles. • Accessible Parking, Restrooms, and telephones (TDD) • Wheelchair and scooter rentals located inside Zoo entrance • ASL interpreters are available with 1 week notice (call ext. 4318) • Service animals welcome • Braille guides are available at Guest Services


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Featured Gold Partner San Diego Zoo Safari Park (619) 231-1515, TDD (760) 738-5067 Located 35 minutes North of downtown San Diego, this park is a massive 1800 acres, 900 of which is set aside as a habitat preserve. There are many ways to experience the park, but the most popular is the Caravan Safari, where you journey out into the vast field exhibits and hand-feed giraffe. Funds raised by this non-profit support conservation research. • Caregivers admitted free • Service animals welcome • Accessibility guides and scripts available • Wheelchair and scooter rentals • ASL interpreters available with 1 week notice • Lift shuttles around park available

USS Midway Museum - Featured Gold Partner (619) 554-9600 The USS Midway was the lead ship of her carrier class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II. The Midway is now open to the public daily. • Audio tours available • Tour scripts available • Free loaner wheelchairs • Accessible and van parking available • Elevators to hangar bays and flight deck, as well as 2nd deck • Accessible restrooms • ADA directional signage • Virtual movie area provides insight to inaccessible areas of ship


Amusements and Attractions (Continued)

Family Adventure For Everyone!

SeaWorld Adventure Park, San Diego (800) 25-SHAMU (74268), TDD (619) 226-3907 San Diego boasts having the original SeaWorld. The park features a vast array of shows and exhibits, including the famous Shamu killer whale show. • Excellent accessibility, including accessible rides • Service animals welcome, and pet services available • Wheelchair and scooter rentals • Special accommodation or tours with 2 weeks notice • ASL interpreters are provided the 1st Saturday each month as designated shows and exhibits • Written show descriptions and audio devices are available

Balboa Park (619) 239-0512 Balboa Park is home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo. The Park has an everchanging calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in a beautiful and timeless setting. • • •

Dare to experience life aboard a floating city at sea! 25 restored aircraft and 60 amazing exhibits. Admission includes self-guided audio tour by Midway veterans. Optional flight simulators, too! It’s all aboard the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego. Elevator access to the hangar deck, flight deck, gift shop and café Virtual tour of areas that are not wheelchair accessible ! Loaner wheelchairs available on a first come, first serve basis ! Handicapped parking on Navy Pier ! !

(619) 544-9600 2 Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Last admission at 4 p.m. 2 910 N. Harbor Dr. (Downtown San Diego)

Much of the park is accessible, as well as many of the attractions The Balboa Park Tram as well as Old Town Trolley service the park On Tuesday several museums participate in providing free admission to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents; may not include special exhibitions Accessible parking is available in the center of the park

• Caution- Steep sidewalks and trails connect park, advise assistance for seniors and persons with mobility disabilities San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art (858) 454-3541 With two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla.

Oceanside Museum of Art 760.435.3720 Exhibitions and programs that connect people with artists and artforms of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Special Tours


Hornblower Events & Cruises Featured Gold Partner (619) 686-8715, (800) ON-THE-BAY


Hornblower offers daily cruises around the bay, whale watching adventures, and more. • • • •

The Lord Hornblower and Adventure Hornblower both feature an accessible ramp, with large viewing windows and restrooms on main deck; access to upper and lower decks is by stairs The Inspiration Hornblower has an accessible ramp and restrooms, plus an elevator to the lower deck Inquire about assisted listening options at ticket booth; Spanish translation available Inform the reservations staff if accessible ramp is needed

Featured Gold Partner Old Town Trolley Tours (619) 298-8687, (800) 868-7482





Brunch Cruises, Whale Watching Harbor Cruises and Sights & Sips Sunset Cruises

Nightly Dinner Cruises (Valid Sunday - Friday only)

* Valid up to six adult fares only. Not valid on holidays, special events, gift certificates, or in combination with any other offer. Mention discount at time of purchase and present upon check-in. $5 off code: ASD05. $10 off code: ASD10. Expires 3/31/13.

These iconic orange and green trolleys not only provide a great way to get around town, their knowledgeable drivers describe the rich history and culture which makes San Diego special. Old Town Trolley has 3 vehicles with lifts, with 2 spaces for wheelchairs on each. Trolleys with lifts are available with 24 hour notice. • Trolleys depart every 30 minutes from several popular San Diego locations • Tour is a minimum 2 hours, with option for all day • 11 stops for you to exit, sightsee, shop, dine and re-board • Written scripts of tours are available • Additional description tours available for persons with vision disabilities


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Seal Tours - Featured Gold Partner (619) 298-8687 One of San Diego’s coolest accessible tours! Ride an amphibious vehicle on land and in the bay to experience a narrated tour like no other. Manual lift boarding available from Seaport Village.

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Persons with Disabilities Welcome CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference - February (818) 677-1200 For 26 years the Center on Disabilities, through the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities, has provided an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology.

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San Diego County Fair - June Each year the near month-long fair hosts 1.4 million guests, and features prize animals, artwork, entertainment, amusements, and an incredible array of edible treats!


iew “America's Finest City� the way it was intended...from Sea and Land! Your fully narrated tour winds through San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise into the picturesque waters of San Diego. Don't miss this exciting, entertaining adventure of a lifetime to experience San Diego's only amphibious tour!

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE For information CALL:

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San Diego Comic-Con - July Comic-Con has become the world standard in conventions about comics, entertainment, and pop-culture. This event sells out within hours of open registration, as tens of thousands attend each year.

Speed Festival Coronado - September The 15th annual Fleet Week Speed Festival – “The Race at the Base� – is looking forward to a great year. Join thousands of race enthusiasts and fans in this premier motorsports event saluting our nation’s military. For current event listings, log on to


Accessible Recreation

Accessible Recreation (Continued)

Accessible Beaches

Accessible Pools and Fitness Centers

San Diego is home to the Public Power Beach Chair Program, free of charge to people with mobility disabilities. Manual and/or power beach chairs are available at the beaches below, and may be reserved by calling in advance. Coronado (619) 522-7346 Imperial Beach (619) 685-7972 Ocean Beach (619) 221-8899 Oceanside (760) 435-4018 La Jolla Shores (619) 221-8899 Mission Beach (619) 980-1876 Silver Strands (619) 435-0126

The Challenge Center (619) 667-8644 A specialized fitness center for people with disabilities. • State of the art physical therapy offered • Standing frames and specialized assistance are available

San Diego Indoor Sports Club (619) 574-9151 A social club for people with physical disabilities, featuring a Sunday dinner each month. Wheelchair Dancers (858) 573-1571 Free classes in wheelchair dancing.

Tierrasanta Community Pool (858) 636-4837 Pool with lift. Also features fold down roll-in showers.

Sharp Rehabilitation (858) 939-3048 Featuring a pool with a lift, yoga, plus adaptive fitness programs at SDSU, Grossmont, and Mesa College locations. • Sharp also offers Quad Rugby; for more information, contact Dan at (858) 651-4069

City of San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services (619) 525-8247 The TRS program provides sports, recreation, leisure and outreach services to San Diegans with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Services include therapeutic recreation programs and adaptive sports opportunities. Power beach chairs at Coronado



Music, Movie, and Theater Venues Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (619) 671-3500

Eat, Sleep, and Shop Accessible Hotels, Restaurants, and Shopping Venues

Accessible parking and seating, large screens, and headsets for assisted listening.

Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay (619) 224-3577 Limited accessible parking, two single occupancy restrooms. Wheelchair seating and assisted listening headsets.

Viejas Concerts in the Park (619) 659-1996 Located at the Viejas Casino and Outlet Stores, the venue features wheelchair seating, and wheelchair parking on the West side of the outlet stores.

La Jolla Playhouse Access Program (858) 550-1070 Special editions of performances which are hearing and/or visually adapted. Venue has accessible elements.

Balboa Theatre and Civic Theatre (619) 570-1100, TTY/TDD (619) 615-4177 Both have Accessible Wheelchair Seating, restrooms and audio assistance systems. • Transfer Seating is available on the main floor Orchestra level, on both right and left aisles, at both theatres • Infra-red audio assistance systems, for patrons with hearing difficulties, are in use at both theatres • Headsets are available on loan in Theatre lobby areas prior to performances or patrons may bring their own units from home • All Civic Theatre performances by the San Diego Opera utilize the ‘Digitext’ system, which projects the lyrics (English translation) above the stage at all Civic Theatre performances • ASL and Audio Described Services may be offered for select performances

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Accessible Restaurants

Accessible Restaurants, in Alphabetical Order (Continued) Cheese Shop - (619) 232-2303 Downtown.

Cheesecake Factory - (619) 683-2800 Fashion Valley.

Denny’s - (619) 239-8938 Multiple Locations.

Dick’s Last Resort - (619) 231-9100 Gaslamp.

International House of Pancakes - (619) 640-3711 Mission Valley.

Foodie Heaven: The Gaslamp Spanning the distance of only a few city blocks, the historic downtown San Diego area known as the Gaslamp features an incredible 137 restaurants with an amazing variety of cuisine. The Gaslamp is close to the Convention Center and Petco Park.

Accessible Restaurants, in Alphabetical Order Listings with this symbol offer Braille and large print menus. Applebee’s - (858) 569-4590

Marine Room - (858) 459-7222 La Jolla.

Mr. A’s - (619) 239-1377 Uptown.

McDonald’s - (619) 232-7615 Multiple Locations.

Nine-Ten - (858) 964-5400 La Jolla.

Olive Garden - (858) 485-9873

Multiple Locations.

Carmel Mountain.

Black Angus - (619) 563-5862

On the Border - (619) 209-3700

Multiple Locations.

Buca Di Beppo - (619) 233-7272 Gaslamp.

Busalacchi’s Ristorante - (619) 298-2004 Hillcrest/Uptown.


Mission Valley.

Outback Steakhouse - (858) 274-6283 Multiple Locations.

Pattaya Thai Cuisine - (858) 551-1150 La Jolla.


Accessible Restaurants, in Alphabetical Order (Continued) Peohe’s - (619) 437-4474

Shopping in San Diego


Westfield Shopping Centers

Phil’s BBQ - (619) 226-6333

Mission Valley UTC Horton Plaza (Downtown) Parkway Plaza (El Cajon) Plaza Bonita (National City)


Pinnacle Peaks - (619) 488-8882 Santee.

(619) 296-6375 (858) 546-8858 (619) 239-8180 (619) 579 9932 (619) 267 2850

Simon Malls - Fashion Valley (619) 688-9113

Poseidon Restaurant - (858) 755-9345 Del Mar.

Mission Valley.

Prado Restaurant - (619) 557-9441 Balboa Park.

Premium Outlets

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza - (619) 298-8222

Las Americas (US Border) Carlsbad

Mission Valley.

(619) 934-8400 (760) 804-9000

La Jolla Village 858-454-5718

Sansai - (619) 295-2080 Mission Valley.

La Jolla. Specialty boutiques and shops.

TGI Friday’s - (619) 234-4393 Downtown. For additional dining options, visit

Old Town San Diego Tour the state park, dine at a number of restaurants, and shop for unique items, many handcrafted.

Seaport Village 619-235-4014 Downtown, on San Diego Bay. A variety of restaurants and shops, adjacent to the Manchester Grand Hyatt and the USS Midway Museum.

Viejas Outlet Stores Viejas Outlets is home to America’s favorite brand names, plus terrific eateries, bowling and so much more! Balboa Park



Accessible Lodging All of the hotels and resorts listed below feature Braille signage, text phones, and have several rooms with either roll-in showers or accessible tubs. Several also provide Hydraulic pool lift on request (call to verify availability). Bahia Resort Hotel - Featured Gold Partner (858) 488-0551, (800) 288-0770 Mission Bay.

Catamaran Resort Hotel - Featured Gold Partner (858) 488-1081, (800) 288-0770


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Courtyard by Marriott (858) 573-0700 Kearney Mesa.

Four Seasons Aviara (760) 603-6800 Carlsbad.

Hilton Bayfront San Diego (619) 564-3333 Downtown/San Diego Convention Center.    ! $     $ 800.422.8386

Lodge at Torrey Pines - Featured Gold Partner (858) 453-4420 La Jolla.

Manchester Grand Hyatt - Featured Gold Partner (619) 232-1234 Downtown/San Diego Convention Center.

Town and Country Resort Hotel (619) 291-7131 Mission Valley. 998 "# ! $    92109 $ 800.576.4229

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Map of San Diego County

Visitor Centers

Fast Facts

Accessible San Diego (619) 325-7550

San Diego County features 70 miles of coastline, and is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The elevation change is significant, going from Sea Level to over 6,000 feet at the Laguna Mountains. According to the 2010 Census, there are just over 3 million people living in the county, 18% of which have a disability.

Balboa Park Visitors Center (619) 239-0512 Border Station Parking And Tourist Information (619) 428-6200 Borrego Springs Visitors Center (800) 559-5524, (760) 767-5555 California Welcome Centers • Alpine, CA (619) 445-0180, (800) 463-0668 • Oceanside, CA (760) 721-1101, ext. 12 Carlsbad Convention and Visitors Bureau (760) 434-6093, (800) 227-5722 Chula Vista Convention and Visitors Bureau (619) 425-4444 Comite De Turismo y Convenciones De Tijuana 01152-664-684-05-37, ext. 14 Encinitas Chamber of Commerce (760) 753-6041



Visitor Centers (Continued) International Visitors Information Center (IVIC), Downtown (619) 236-1212 Julian Chamber of Commerce (760) 765-1857 La Jolla Visitors Center (619) 236-1212 Old Town State Historic Park (619) 688-3365 San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau 619-236-1212 Travelers Aid Society (619) 295-8393, ext.13

City of San Diego Park & Therapeutic Recreation Services Active wheelchair sports programs throughout the year, including wheelchair tennis, quad rugby, and hand cycling (619) 692-3866 TDD (619) 525-8247 5-8247 3325 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA 92101

Also available able at: Barns Tennis s Center 4490 W. Point nt Loma Blvd. (619) 225-1391 391

The San Diego Convention Center


Accessible San Diego extends a big Thank You to our Business Sponsors who make this guide possible:

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For qualified persons with disabilities and their helper/attendant Good at Old Town Trolley Tours*, Seal Tours*, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Hornblower Harbor Cruise, USS Midway Museum *Call in advance to assure lift service available. People with hidden disabilities may be asked to provide doctor’s note.

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