Today I have Whitney from The Married Me discussing Segway tours. Now, we have traveled quite a bit and have never, ever tried a Segway tour before! B is all about taking one but I’m afraid I’ll crash into a vehicle. I did crash into mailboxes when I used to ride bicycles as a child, so…
Looking to try something new when you travel? I have just the idea for you! I should probably preface this post with a warning that when my husband, Chris, and I travel we tend to keep it pretty touristy. We’re not those people who can travel to a foreign country and just assimilate in. So if you are someone who likes to visit a new city and blend in with the locals then this option probably isn’t for you. You will stick out. Trust me! However, if you are up for some fun and looking for a unique way to explore a new city then I have just the idea for you, Segway tours!
Segway tours happen to be a favorite when we travel! This whole idea started back in 2009 when my husband, then boyfriend, and I took a Segway tour for fun in our capital city, Indianapolis. We mainly went to ride a Segway (bucket list!) because how else do you get to ride around on that modern contraption? We soon realized we loved them and made it a goal of ours to attempt a Segway tour in every city we traveled to if time permitted. We’ve since Segwayed ourselves through St. Louis and Columbus, Ohio and have plans to do the same in Las Vegas this spring!
My favorite time to take a tour is the first morning we have in the new city. The tours offered often give you lots of useful information for navigating the city and other great insider tips. Now your experience from tour guide to tour guide will differ but we have found that Segway guides are pretty awesome people! They are locals themselves and can often offer insider information on the best places to eat and visit in town. This information is most useful at the beginning of your trip so touring early helps! What makes Segway tours so great is that they allow you to cover more distance than you usually would get to on foot. This means you see more of the wonderful city but not at the sake of your poor feet! It has also been our experience that the tour groups are often pretty small which we find nice. In fact our St. Louis tour ended up just being my husband and I and our tour guide. The intimate experience meant we heard a lot of great local stories from our guide!
So the next time you are in a major city and are looking for something different to do I encourage you to try out a Segway tour for yourself!
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