E2ride Bike Tour in the Riverside/Avondale section of Jacksonville rents bicycles for a 10-mile guided tour with stops at interesting spots in the Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods. Bikes are ideal for riding along the back roads and sidewalks with ease, and the pace never reaches strenuous levels, making the whole day a breeze. With large Southern-style homes on well-coiffed and tree-lined streets, riders can take in historic points and view and learn about Prairie, Colonial Revival, Victorian and Bungalow-style architecture. Friendly guides keep the tours light and fun, and snacks, water and safety equipment are provided for all riders. For warm spring days, there are few better ways to experience the bounty of Jacksonville history that exists in this neighborhood.
On the sidewalk outside the Wolfsonian’s sprawling white walls, six people crane their necks to take in the building’s ornate golden detailing as their guide chats animatedly about Miami’s penchant for art deco architecture. The balmy breeze that's familiar to the city follows the group as they wend along Lincoln Road, propelling them into an area restaurant for a relaxed meal whipped up by some of the city’s finest chefs. This tour of South Beach, part of a trio of Miami art, architecture, and culinary tours, enables guests to experience the city’s bountiful cultural offerings through the anecdotes and historical tidbits poetry-slammed by a knowledgeable guide.
Ybor City was founded in 1886, when cigar manufacturer Vicente Martínez Ybor moved his factory from Key West to the area currently known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter. Martínez Ybor's legacy lives on today in the fragrant smoke that unfurls from the area’s cigar shops and George Burns impersonators. Meanwhile, a mix of Cuban, Spanish, and Italian clubs add a lively beat to the city’s cultural landscape.
Fueled by the desire to open others up to the sights, sounds, and history of this rich city, Electric Glide Tours stocked up on a fleet i2 Segway models, leading one- and two-hour urban jaunts filled with historical factoids and eye-grabbing scenery. Tourists can even make pit stops at the birthplace of the pressed Cuban sandwich on Electric Guide Tours’ guided tours of the city. While the company specializes in Ybor City adventures, their guides can also craft custom tours—dubbed “Red Carpet Tours”—of locations such as South Tampa and Old Hyde Park.
Tampa Bay Crawls escorts trekkers through downtown St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay’s culinary and alcoholic offerings with tasting and imbibing events at area restaurants and bars. Progressive dinner and restaurant crawls supply guests with new gastronomic sensations, and wine-tasting crawls dispense samples of finely crafted reds and whites. Bypassing straightforward tours through local bars, Tampa Bay Crawls spices up its pub crawls with various themed and costumed sessions, such as ’80s night, snuggie night, and census taker appreciation night, all open to groups and solo crawlers alike.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Discover the city, how it feels to live here; see neighborhoods, and experience local dining and shopping districts
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Real estate educational tours
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Clients get to do a 20-minute walking tour of an actual local district .... Included we offer a free voucher to be redeemed for ice cream or wine at one of our local partner parlors in that specific dining district. Through the private tour, our customers can enjoy refreshments and snacks.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
Worry free. I can sit back, enjoy my time, while someone else drives me around to the most prestigious and quaint districts in town.
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Experience our Central Florida lifestyle, real communities, farmers markets, ... lakes and parks, and much more.
Founded and operated by students and recent graduates, WOW Tours Inc. has been ferrying college kids from across the country to Panama City Beach since 2009. For weeks on end, DJs spin booming dance music at massive parties that sprawl across 27 miles of sparkling white sand. Besides providing transportation and accommodations for a weeklong stay, WOW Tours puts together party packages to ensure that there’s something to do every night so its guests won’t need to resort to learning anything.