Top 10 Holiday Destinations for Dialysis-Friendly Travel

Want to escape the cold weather this holiday season? Wonder if there will be a dialysis center nearby to accommodate your needs during your winter getaway? Whatever your reason for traveling, vacationing on dialysis is possible. Here is a list of the top 10 holiday destinations for DaVita dialysis patients.*

1. Las Vegas, Nevada

Viva Las Vegas! The desert oasis is the number one requested holiday travel spot for dialysis patients who can find 14 DaVita centers here. From countless themed hotels and casinos, to the endless array of shows and world-class dining, Las Vegas is the ultimate place to ring in the New Year.

2. Orlando/Celebration, Florida

Orlando/Celebration is our next stop on the dialysis destination tour. With 14 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 winter wonderland-themed attractions in Orlando and Celebration.

3. Houston, Texas

The Houston area has an impressive 25 DaVita dialysis centers to choose from, so it’s not surprising it’s a top holiday 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.

4. San Antonio, Texas

Visit the place hailed as "The Heart of Texas" this winter. 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.

5. New Orleans, Louisiana

Home of Mardi Gras, jazz and the Super Bowl® Champion Saints, New Orleans has a lot to celebrate, including the holiday season. It’s no wonder people visit this unique Gulf Coast city—from the live music to the even livelier locals, you’re sure to leave New Orleans with some fun memories.

6.  Atlanta, Georgia

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 during your holiday stay.

7. San Diego, California

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 five nearby DaVita dialysis centers. Enjoy your holidays, California-style.

8. Los Angeles, California

Many travelers try to escape the harsh winters of home by venturing off to a place with warm weather. What better place to escape to than Los Angeles? With more than 25 DaVita dialysis centers in the greater LA area, you can visit with confidence. Take in the sites of the Hollywood and Highland area, stroll along Rodeo Drive, or plan a day at the beach. Whatever you do, a holiday spent in LA will be a memorable one.

9. Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte is a top place to visit during the holidays by many travelers on dialysis. There are six dialysis centers to accommodate you once you arrive. From speedway action to charming historical neighborhoods, Charlotte has something for everyone this holiday season.

10. Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

The Phoenix/Scottsdale area offers relaxing and unique experiences for those who want to explore a beautiful desert landscape during the holidays. From relaxing at a resort to taking in a round of golf, you'll forget it's winter during your stay. You’re bound to have fun in the Valley of the Sun!

Inspired to travel for the holidays?

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.

*According to 2009 data collected by the DaVita Guest Services Call Center (GSCC).

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