Maneuvering a scooter requires only simple steering skills, passable balance, and the ability to ramp over sleeping hobos. Catch some air with this Groupon.
- $159 for a two-person scooter-car tour of Red Rock Canyon ($250 value)
Each tour can pick up passengers at their hotel on the Strip before whisking them away in custom, open-air scooter cars. Shuttles are available from many nearby hotels for the approximately five-hour tours, which run twice daily from April to October (at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.), and once daily from November to March (at 1 p.m.). The red, three-wheeled vehicles zip through scenic vistas, making occasional pit stops for laid-back hikes or photo opportunities. Each tandem scooter car seats two people and draws interested looks from wildlife as it motors along paths at elevations of up to 5,000 feet in the mountains. In all, guides lead the way to no fewer than three stops along the 35-mile route. See examples of scooter cars here.
Scoot City Tours
Johnny Yeager originally ran a Las Vegas advertising and rental business. That changed after he saw the way people gawked at one of his company's bright red, three-wheeled scooters as it cruised through Red Rock Canyon. Beginning in 2008, Johnny experimented with using the little two-seater vehicles to ferry clients through tours of the Las Vegas landscape. Slowly, the visibility of the scooters along the Strip and at local attractions created a buzz among tourists. It wasn’t long before Johnny's advertising business had become a booming scooter tour service thanks to social media and a charismatic troupe of guides, all well-versed in the local hotspots and best ways of sneaking scooters into buffet lines. The little red scooters go on daily tours of the Strip and have also been joined by guided car- and van-borne excursions to Sedona and Red Rock Canyon.