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 with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a two-hour Segway Choose Cruise from SegCity, departing from Sixth Street in downtown Austin at 11 a.m. daily (a $65 value).
Part local guru and part segway soothsayer, SegCity guides ensure safe, fun rides on the newest segways. During a two-hour cruise, these masters of gyroscopic go-how will conduct a training and safety brief before leading two-wheeled wanderers to open spaces where they can get a feel for their mechanical steeds and teach them advanced barbecue-sniffing techniques. Riders will then stop at one of Austin's trailer park eateries for lunch. In addition to their dining destinations, on-the-go octets will also pass by the state capitol and other historical buildings.