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Top 10 U.S. Cities for Dialysis-Friendly Travel 

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.

1. Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas! The desert oasis is the number one requested travel spot for dialysis patients. From countless themed hotels and casinos, to the endless array of shows and world-class dining, Las Vegas is the ultimate playground for grownups.

2. Houston

The Houston area has an impressive number of 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.

3. Celebration, Fla.

Celebration is our next stop on the dialysis destination tour. With a number of DaVita dialysis centers to choose from, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself while taking care of your health. From beaches to family attractions, it's no wonder patients love to call this a favorite summer destination.

4. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

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 dialysis centers in the area.

5. San Diego

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 nearby DaVita dialysis centers.

6. San Antonio

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.

7. Atlanta 

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 around a number DaVita dialysis centers nearby, you can count on quality service.

8. Orlando, Fla.

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 of this exciting city.

9. Chicago

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 various DaVita centers in the metropolitan area, you shouldn't have any difficulty managing your dialysis.

10. Kissimmee, Fla.

People can't get enough of Florida! That's why Kissimmee rounds out our list. It's close to Celebration and Orlando, so it makes it a great place to stay if you want to enjoy the nearby amusement parks. But if that's not your thing, try a round of golf at one of the many courses available or dine at some of the delicious restaurants in Old Town.

Inspired to travel?

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 2016 data collected by the DaVita Guest Services Call Center (GSCC).

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