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. Practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 2.5 hour Balboa Park or a San Diego City and Bay segway tour from Another Side of San Diego Tours (a $149 value). Tours depart from Another Side's headquarters at 300 G Street.
The Balboa Park segway tour allows sightseers to see city attractions while serenely gliding along on an electric people-mover. After sightseers learn the controls of their vertical vehicle, they will venture out into the sweeping urban cultural park to have their retinas embraced by an eclectic array of seasonal fauna and opulent Spanish Colonial Revival structures. The San Diego City and Bay tour rolls through the historic Gaslamp District and onto excursions near Tuna Pier and The USS Midway. As they zip along winding trails sheltered by shady groves of woody plants, they’ll be showered with interesting and historical facts about San Diego by a knowledgeable and energetic tour guide, equipped with insider knowledge of the city’s little-known nooks and password-guarded crannies.