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. Today's Groupon gives you the chance to practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour: for $32, you get the Executive tour of downtown Austin from Segway Nation (a $65 value).
Segway Nation feeds the eyes with a scenic smorgasbord of downtown Austin sites while easing the demands on feet with a smooth segway ride. Segway Nation's most popular wheelromp, the 2.5-hour Executive tour explores the city's rich cultural past, present, and future in a journey filled with motorized mirth and frame-worthy photo opportunities. Precision-balanced riders cruise past Austin’s iconic sights, setting gazes upon structures such as the Driskill Hotel, the Austin Convention Center, and the Congress Avenue bridge. Breeze down Sixth Street’s culture-packed slew of music venues and step off to tour Texas’s historic state Capitol, which has been a cornerstone of Austin architecture since 1888. Stride-free journeys also roll past modernized marvels, including the Second Street district, the new City Hall, and skyscrapers that stand as defiantly against gravity’s authoritative will as teenaged geese. Peppered with information from a knowledgeable guide, these expeditions also include time to play around on the segway, getting a feel for the machine and preparing for the day when mankind evolves wheels.
The Executive tour is offered twice a day, seven days a week. Morning tours start at 9 a.m., and afternoon tours roll out at 4 p.m.
Nation Tours, Inc.
Nation Tours, Inc. lets people explore Texas's rich history and culture while aboard self-balancing vehicles. Rolling through Austin's past, guides spin tales of prominent landmarks such as the Texas State Capitol building and Lady Bird Lake. These adventures echo in San Antonio, where Segways travel through the Alamo and Houston Street, in Houston, past iconic skyscrapers, Discovery Green, and historic Main Street, and in Dallas, where convoys zip past historic sites such as the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, where Lee Harvey Oswald fired at JFK; Thanksgiving Square; newly built Victory Park; the Dallas Maverick's American Airline's Arena; and the JFK Memorial.
When night falls and the Texan stars rise, tours send a spooky chill down sightseers' spines during signature City Lights Ghost tours. Depending on the city, the sites visited may include the haunted Menger Hotel, the Tower of the Americas, the San Fernando Cathedral, Hemisfair Park, the Riverwalk, and La Villita art village. From one spooky location to the next, the two-wheeled vehicles move at a steady clip.
1108 Lavaca St.
Austin, Texas 78701