Segway tours represent another step toward the inevitable fusion of man, machine, and commentary track. Give in to technological destiny with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a two-hour Beverly Hills Segway tour or La Brea Tar Pits tour from Another Side of Los Angeles Tours (a $149 value). Both tours leave hourly between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from the home office on La Cienega Boulevard with four to six people per trip.
Voted the No. 1 LA tour company by TripAdvisor reviewers, Another Side of Los Angeles Tours brings travelers and curious locals together for informative jaunts through LA's famous sites. Its most popular outing, the Beverly Hills Segway tour, begins with a brief review of the city's fascinating history, from its humble beginnings as a production intern to the glitz and glamour of today. Along the trip, segwayfarers see the sparkling shop marquees of Rodeo Drive, imagine themselves lunching with the MGM lion inside Wilshire Boulevard's famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and stock memory banks with images of priceless architecture.
The guides on the La Brea Tar Pits Segway tour beckon riders through 40,000 years of LA history in just two hours. Before hitting its namesake site, the tour primes pilots with some human history as it winds by the Saban Theatre, the Peterson Auto Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Once at the La Brea Tar Pits, onlookers witness the remains of a great prehistoric tarring and feathering gone awry, where more than one million mega-mammals were entrapped and perfectly preserved in the geological marvel, one of just three such sites on the planet. Ongoing excavations and exhibits give visitors a look at the actual bone matter of mammoths, giant ground sloths, and North American lions, each between 10,000 and 40,000 years old.
1102 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90035