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 $39, you get a two-hour segway tour from Newport Fun Tours in Newport Beach (a $90 value). Tours depart daily at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., and reservations are recommended.
Gliding atop Newport Fun Tours' fleet of factory segways, groups leisurely zoom along the scenic coastline of the Balboa Peninsula underneath the warm sunshine. The calm waters and gentle harbor breezes facilitate relaxation, and segways' emission-free motors handle all the legwork so that sightseers can focus on soaking up the local vibes and spotting foreign-exchange kraken against the blue skies. Battery-powered voyagers roll past a legendary bodysurfing site dubbed the Wedge, over the historic Balboa Pier, and through the bustling fish market of the Dory Fishing Fleet at Newport Pier. The tour is well suited for sightseeing families itching to lay their eyes upon picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean, opulent beachfront homes, and indigenous sand people.
Newport Fun Tours
Located at a private patio and dock upon the 880-acre Newport Harbor, Newport Fun Tours launches self-guided or escorted jaunts that allow customers to explore the harbor’s sandy beaches, gentle surf, and varied marine life. Guests ride down the beachfront boardwalk on bicycles, tandem bikes, and surreys, taking in the sights of moored yachts and million-dollar mansions with moored yachts on their roofs. Knowledgeable Newport natives lead Segway tours on land, while kayak and standup paddleboard tours explore the surrounding waters.