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 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.