Do you crave sunshine and the sea breeze in your face? Maybe touring historical sites and museums of big cities is more your style. Or perhaps you get a thrill out of exploring the open road and stopping in small towns with big personalities. Whatever your travel tastes, vacationing on dialysis is possible. Here is a list of the top destinations for dialysis patients.
Viva Las Vegas! The desert oasis is the number one requested travel spot for dialysis patients, and provides 15 DaVita dialysis centers. From countless themed hotels and casinos, to the endless array of shows and world-class dining, Las Vegas is the ultimate playground for grownups.
Orlando/Celebration is our next stop on the dialysis destination tour. With 15 DaVita dialysis centers to choose from, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself while taking care of your health. Walt Disney World®, Universal Studios Orlando® and SeaWorld Orlando® are just some of the exciting attractions to visit. Bask in the warm weather, take in views of the surrounding orange groves and enjoy the abundance of attractions in Orlando and Celebration.
The Houston area has an impressive 60 DaVita dialysis centers to choose from, so it’s not surprising it’s a top Texas destination for dialysis patients. Not only are the pick-up trucks and steaks big here, but so is the arts district — nearly 17 blocks! Houston’s other “big” attractions include the nation’s largest wildlife refuge and a tour of the Space Center Houston.
Who dat? New Orleans, dat’s who! Home of Mardi Gras, jazz and the Super Bowl® Champion Saints, New Orleans has a lot to celebrate. It’s no wonder people come to visit this unique Gulf Coast city—from the live music to the even livelier locals, you’re sure to leave New Orleans with colorful beads around your neck and feathers in your hair.
Visit the place hailed as “The Heart of Texas.” Take a step back into history when visiting the Alamo. Afterwards, stroll over the bridges of the famous River Walk, which is bedecked with unique shops and authentic Tex-Mex cuisine. San Antonio also has theme parks and major sporting events to entertain everyone in the family. Around 15 DaVita dialysis centers are here to serve you.
Noted as one of the premier coastal resorts on the East Coast, Myrtle Beach offers a fun selection of dinner theater shows, live music and casino cruises. Golfing, fishing, boating and windsurfing are a few of the outdoor activities Myrtle Beach has to offer. No need to worry about your dialysis treatments putting a damper on your Grand Strand vacation; DaVita has two dialysis centers in the area.
In Atlanta, American history meets modern times. After the Civil War, the capital of the Peach State became the center of the Civil Rights Movement. Travel back in time by touring The King Center (a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) and the house of Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell. Explore the city’s modern side by attending a sporting event, touring the CNN studios or wandering through the World of Coca-Cola. And with 25 DaVita dialysis centers nearby, you can count on quality service.
Chicago, meaning Wild Onion, was named in 1700 by the Potawatomis. A city rich in colorful history, Chicago is now uniquely its own with so much to see and experience. From Wrigley Field to world-class shopping opportunities, you’ll have a hard time choosing what to do while in the “Windy City”. With 15 DaVita centers in the metropolitan area, you shouldn't have any difficulty managing your dialysis.
Whether you’re into killer whales or killer waves, San Diego is a thriller! This Southern California city packs an amazing amount of history, recreation and culture into its scenic bayside locale. With an abundance of lodging options to choose from, you’ll never be far from the sights you want to see—or one of the six nearby DaVita dialysis centers.
10. Ocean City, Maryland
Soaking up the sun, strolling along the boardwalk and splashing in the waves—yup, it’s just another great summer day in Ocean City. The former fishing village is recognized as the White Marlin Capital of the World, so it’s a good place to test out your angling skills. For people who’d rather commit to activities on land, the world famous boardwalk hosts arcades, rides, shops and a variety of food vendors. Come summertime, Ocean City has a wave of fun with festivities for the whole family, from free concerts on the beach and movies in the park to ice cream socials and Family Beach Olympics. There is no shortage of waterfront entertainment when you visit this East Coast getaway.
Call 1-800-244-0680 to speak with a DaVita Guest Services specialist. They can help you find a dialysis center near your desired destination.
This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a physician.
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