Lewis and Clark were a frownful bunch because they were forced to tour the brimbles and brambles of the wilderness by foot. Today's Groupon gives you a discoverer's eyes with a Robocop's wheels: for $32, you get your choice of tour with Segway Nation (up to a $75 value). Tours launch daily, with Executive and Ride "It" tours rolling in the daylight and the Ghost and Bat Tour creepy-crawling once daily during twilight.
The 2.5-hour Executive Tour ($65), Segway Nation's most popular wheelromp, explores the city's rich cultural past, present, and future (when everyone will be riding legally mandated Segways). You'll cruise through bustling Sixth Street, breeze by historic landmarks, and see the city's newest skyscrapers. If your group is especially well-behaved and resists the urge to bust rebellious wheelies, you may even get the chance to catch the Texas Star near the U.T. campus.
The Bat and Ghost Tour ($75) is a hauntingly seasonal affair that explores the more Scooby-snacked sections of ghostly downtown. Many guests admit to shaking in their Seg-legs when the tour stops at the Congress Avenue Bridge, where 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats swarm the sky like a bat out of a multiplicity machine. Other spooktacular Austin stops include the creepy Moonlight Towers and the ghoulishly gorgeous governor's mansion, as well as the ceremonious closing of the tour, the lighting of the Capitol building.
The 1.5-hour Ride "It" Tour ($50) explores many of the same spooky and suspiciously unspooky sights of the Bat and Ghost and Executive tours, while still providing ample time to ride freely, snap photos, and drag-race for pink slips.
Consult the schedule online and call ahead to book your adventure at least a week ahead of time.
Nation Tours offers four Segway tours daily of Fort Worth. Customers can glide through the downtown Fort Worth historic district, Segway to the picturesque water gardens, and see Sundance Square. The Segway tour will also visit the Fort Worth Central Business District with many world renowned businesses having offices, the Fort Worth Convention Center, Hyde Park, and the Sleeping Panther Statue.