Lewis and Clark were a frownful bunch because they were forced to tour the brimbles and brambles of the wilderness by foot. Discover new land with a Robocop's wheels with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a guided, two-hour trek down the waterfront with Segway of Long Beach (a $79 value). Gain an understanding for modern technology while seeing the historic sights and learning the historic tidbits that built Long Beach from its youth as a modest little beach to an adult beach with broad sand shoulders.
Whether you're gripped by the spirit of exploration or have always wondered what it’s like to outrun gulls on an electric-powered and emission-free Segway i2, this guided journey will satisfy your cravings. Friendly and knowledgeable guides lead you through a quick training session so you can glide with confidence. While you won't drop from the balanced safety of your vehicle, your jaw and elbows may as you witness the stunning landscape of a city peppered by such attractions as the Queen Mary, the Lighthouse for Sight, Rainbow Harbor, the Four Oil Islands, Rainbow Lagoon, Aquarium of the Pacific, and the setting of Batman 13: Batman in Space.
A rolling saunter through downtown will load your wonderment with facts on local landmarks and the fascinating history that developed the city over time. Tours run on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., although they are subject to the whims of availability and Thor. Call ahead to make a reservation to surpass the outdated mode of walking as you careen over bridges, around lagoons, and along the ocean like a modern day land skiffer.
Groupon is valid for riders 12 years and older, and those 18 and younger must be with parent. Riders must weigh between 100 and 260 pounds.
Yelpers give their Segway of Long Beach experience a four-star average:
- This Segway rental store is hands down the best I have ever been to. I've been on approximatley [sic]12 tours around the world and this by far the best – Jelp A.
- I could not have asked for nor received a better spontaneous birthday gift than a two-hour cruise around the waterfront riding a Segway – Robin Z.
- If you haven't tried this, it's definitely really fun, especially in a group! Not to mention that this area is the perfect place for Segways! – Jade L.
Segway Los Angeles
Gliding serenely along the California coast used to be for the birds. Now, though, humans have mastered the art of hovering just above the ground—and Segway Los Angeles can teach anyone how to do it. Their Segway tours all begin with a training course inside the store, during which guests learn to stand on, steer, and feed apples to their Segway. They then depart on a two-hour jaunt along the shore, traveling through parks and across different types of terrain to see how the Segway handles. Those who fall in love with the sleek machines can return to rent or buy one. In fact, the company even lends out its Segways for the entirety of Burning Man at a special rate.