Most disabilities shouldn't stop anyone from traveling in the U.S. There are more options and resources out there than ever before.
Almost all hotels and motels in Nashville offer wheelchair-accessible accommodations, but when making reservations be sure to ask. Additionally, the MTA public bus system in Nashville either has wheelchair-accessible regular vehicles or offers special transportation services for travelers with disabilities. To find out more about special services, call Access Ride (tel. 615/880-3970).
The Disability Information Office, 25 Middleton St. (tel. 615/862-6492), provides a referral and information service for visitors with disabilities. The Nashville City Vacation Guide, available either through this office or the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, includes information on accessibility of restaurants, hotels, attractions, shops, and nightlife around Nashville. Similarly, the Memphis Center for Independent Living, 1633 Madison Ave. (tel. 901/726-6404; www.mcil.org), is a consumer-oriented organization that helps people with disabilities.
Wheelchair Getaways of Memphis, Tennessee (tel. 888/245-9944; www.wheelchair-getaways.com), rents specialized vans with wheelchair lifts and other features for the disabled.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.