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Aptos Chamber/Visitor’s Center

(831) 688-1467

"Visit Santa Cruz County" website

(800) 833-3494 or  (831) 425-1234

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau

(888) 221-1010


San Francisco Travel Association

(415) 391-2000


California Office of Tourism—Welcome Centers:


Santa Cruz County Weather:


Santa Cruz County Sheriff

(831) 471-1121


Santa Cruz City Police

(831) 471-1131

Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities:

FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination




    If you’re in a wheelchair and flying in to visit Santa Cruz
    (or anywhere else), try these helpful tips:

  • If you are flying with a motorized wheelchair, bring documentation about the type of battery your wheelchair uses.

  • Tape easy-to-read instructions about how to handle your wheelchair in a very visible place on your wheelchair.

  • Pack a wheelchair repair kit. For security reasons, it’s best to stow this kit in your checked luggage.

  • Carry medicine, medical equipment and personal care items with you in your carry-on luggage.

  • Know Your Rights—The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in air travel. This law requires US air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities. The Department of Transportation publishes “New Horizons, Information for the Air Traveler with a Disability.” This booklet is available on-line:

  • Gather information and make needed reservations with medical supply companies, wheelchair repair and transportation at your destination well in advance.



  • Avis and Hertz both have hand control cars available for rent. Reserve well in advance and verify reservations the day of the trip.

  • Horsnyder’s Pharmacy rents wheelchairs and The Bicycle Trip repairs them, as does Rehabilitation Specialists. rents Beach wheelchairs. See medical supply section in this guide for these listings.


Although every effort has been made to provide reliable, accurate information, Shared Adventures and the Santa Cruz Access Guide staff do not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, products, or persons disclosed. Although the guide covers mainly Santa Cruz County, out of county listings are included when no local equivalent is available. Please send any updates or corrections to:

Shared Adventures
PO BOX 396
Santa Cruz, CA 95061



Please note:
The area code for this guide is 831 unless otherwise shown.

Any and all monetary mentions are based on the information available at the date of publication and may change at any time.

All facilities listed in this guide meet the following specifications unless otherwise noted.

***If your organization provides resources that might belong in this Access Guide, please email us:

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