Walking was first popularized by a quote from Neil Armstrong but has since proven to be a fad because of its increased joint stress, the rise of the automobile, and rapidly escalating sock prices. Outsource 21st-century pavement pounding with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a Segway tour of Buffalo Bayou at twilight from Segway Tours of Houston (an $80 value). This Groupon is valid for tours Monday–Friday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The tour of Buffalo Bayou at twilight guides a fleet of upright two-wheelers on an enlightening, up-close mobile romp through the sights of Houston's expansive downtown as the sky gives way from sun to soothing starlight. Armed with futuristic seglegs and better balancing skills than an accountant, riders will wind along both banks of Houston's historic waterway and mosey over shaded bayou pathways past pristine green parks, with the city skyline as the backdrop. Each knowledgeable Segway admiral guides gliders past numerous outdoor sculptures and dishes on various important Houston arts buildings, including the opulent Wortham Theater Center, home to the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet, the cozy homestead of the Theatre Under The Stars, and the Alley Theatre. The tour also offers resplendent views of Tranquility Park, with its distinctive landscape of water and walkways, mounds, and depressions designed to resemble the moon's molten-cheese surface.
Segway Tours of Houston
A fleet of segways ferries tour takers to scenic outposts in downtown Houston and along the historic bayou during four tours, seven days per week. Guides lead groups of up to eight riders in snapping sunset pictures during the Twilight Bayou tour and spout off historic anecdotes during the Houston History tour. In addition to tours of the city and scenery, friendly guides can travel with a brigade of segways to a client's home or office to teach friends, families, and coworkers how to navigate the two-wheeled steeds more effectively than a renowned segway whisperer.
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, Texas 77002