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4 fun cities to visit on your self-care reset trip

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At Disability Insider, we know that living with a disability is far from easy. When life starts to feel a little too overwhelming, packing up and embarking on a self-care trip is a great way to reset and refocus on what matters most. Traveling offers countless mental health benefits. Psych Central explains that taking a vacation can enhance creativity, provide stress relief, boost happiness, strengthen your relationships, and change your outlook on life!

Are you ready for a change of scenery? Here are four fun and accessible cities to visit for some much-needed self-care.

New York City

If your idea of self-care is excitement and fast-paced living, then New York City could be the perfect destination for your upcoming adventure. Exploring the sights of The Big Apple can be electrifying. Plus, NYC has no shortage of wheelchair-accessible attractions. From Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum to the city’s famous Broadway shows, you can enjoy everything NYC has to offer.

While you’re in the sporting capital of the world, why not take in a Yankees game? You can find discounted tickets from online ticket seller websites which allow you to filter by accessibility, price, seat rating, and more. Some marketplace sites even feature interactive seating charts so you can get a peek at the in-seat views before purchasing your tickets.

Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs is a fantastic vacation destination for those looking to spend a few relaxing days lounging around in the sun. According to Los Angeles Magazine, the city offers a number of boutique resorts, healthy food options, and outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back vacation by the pool or a self-care shopping trip in the heart of the city, you’ll find what your soul needs in beautiful Palm Springs.

Seattle, Washington

Although Seattle is known as one of the rainiest cities in America, the region has a lot to offer self-care seekers. Seattle provides the perfect balance of buzzing city life and outdoor activities, pleasing both nature lovers and urbanites alike. Enjoy some of the best seafood in the country, tour the Pike Place Market, and cozy up with a book in a local cafe if the weather turns sour. Seattle also offers a level of accessibility that is unrivaled by most other American cities, making it the perfect destination for those with disabilities. If you’re looking to avoid the rain, try to book your trip during the drier summer months.

Austin, Texas

Austin offers some unbeatable self-care opportunities. As one of the most health-conscious cities in the country, this Texan metropolis is a fantastic wellness getaway. You’ll find all kinds of unique wellness centers offering holistic therapies such as salt therapy, sensory deprivation, and meditation.

Also known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is also a hotspot for live music performances. You’ll hear live music flowing out of restaurants, bars, and venues all over the city. You might even catch some live music at the airport! Check out Rainey Street and Sixth Street any day of the week to find trendy venues featuring live music. Or, book a table at an outdoor eatery and enjoy live music with a stunning sunset.

There’s something undeniably refreshing about exploring a new city. The next time you need some rest and relaxation, book a self-care getaway to one of these exciting American destinations. You’ll enjoy the rich culture, endless attractions, and many opportunities to sit back and take in the sights. Traveling somewhere new might be just the self-care reset you need!

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Rob Woods

Rob Woods is a dad from Philadelphia, USA. He is passionate about raising his two children and enjoys working on DIY projects. Rob is the co-creator of Fix It Dads which offers tips for home improvements.