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 an executive tour of downtown San Antonio from Segway Nation (a $65 value).
Segway Nation feeds the eyes with a scenic smorgasbord of downtown San Antonio 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 perform forensic analysis on the Alamo's bullet-pocked walls and fall into the orbit of the stunning San Fernando cathedral, built in 1731 by a devout flock of Canary Islanders. Breeze down culture-packed, tree-lined Houston Street and tour HemisFair Park, home of the Institute of Texan Cultures and the 750-foot tall Tower of the Americas, with its FM-radio antenna that broadcasts every Top 40 radio station's simultaneous commercial breaks. Stride-free journeys will also roll past modernized marvels including the Alamodome and Sunset Station, a reconfigured Southern Pacific railroad depot. Peppered with information from the knowledgeable guide, these expeditions also include time to play around on the Segway, getting a feel for the machines 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.