Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful butt-burns, the segway has edged out the jetpack as the official ride of the 23rd century. Today's Groupon gives you the chance to practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour: for $32, you get an Executive tour of downtown San Antonio from Segway Nation (a $65 value).
Segway Nation feeds the eyes with a scenic smorgasbord of San Antonio's downtown sites while easing the demands on feet with a smooth segway ride. Segway Nation's most popular wheelromp, the 2.5-hour Executive tour explores the city's rich cultural past, present, and future in a journey filled with motorized mirth and frame-worthy photo opportunities. Precision-balanced riders perform forensic analysis on the Alamo's bullet-pocked walls and fall into the orbit of the stunning San Fernando Cathedral, built in 1731 by a devout flock of Canary Islanders. Breeze down culture-packed, tree-lined Houston Street and tour HemisFair Park, home of the Institute of Texan Cultures and the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas, with its FM-radio antenna that broadcasts every Top 40 radio station's simultaneous commercial breaks. Stride-free journeys will also roll past modernized marvels including the Alamodome and Sunset Station, a reconfigured Southern Pacific railroad depot. Peppered with information from a knowledgeable guide, expeditions also include time to play around on the segway, getting a feel for the machine and preparing for the day when mankind evolves wheels.
The Executive tour is offered twice a day, seven days a week. Morning tours start at 9 a.m., and afternoon tours roll out at 4 p.m.
Segway Nation, also known as Nation Tours, lets people explore Texas's rich history and culture while aboard self-balancing vehicles. Rolling through Austin's past, their guides spin tales of prominent landmarks such as the Texas State Capitol building and Lady Bird Lake. These adventures echo in San Antonio, where segways travel through The Alamo, Houston Street, and HemisFair Park. In Dallas, convoys zip past historic sites such as Dealey Plaza and The JFK Memorial. When night falls across either city, Segway Nation sends a spooky chill down sightseers' spines during their signature City Lights Ghost tour. Segways zip across each city's haunted locations, outrunning ghosts who don't have the physical weight to lean their segways forward.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Had a great time with Segway Nation - tour guide was great, new his stuff about San Antonio and had the right balance of information and having fun trying out the...”
“Had a great time with Segway Nation - tour guide was great, new his stuff about San Antonio and had the right balance of information and having fun trying out the Segway. ”
“It was awesome!!!! So much fun and very informative. Highly recommended! :-)”
“Great bunch of guys and my wife and I have gone several times since because we enjoyed it so much!”
260 E Houston St.
San Antonio, Texas 78203