Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful butt burns, the segway has edged out the jet pack as the official ride of the twenty-third 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 $25, you get an hour-long segway tour of Annapolis from SegZone, plus a 20- to 30-minute training session (a $49.95 value). Or, for $36, you get the training session and a two-hour segway tour of Annapolis (a $73.50 value).
SegZone's two-wheeled excursions allow sightseers to see the most notable sights of Annapolis and to learn about its lengthy history, while comfortably gliding through the streets as if carried by roller-skating angels. During the one-hour tour, participants explore famed city landmarks, including the Maryland Governor's Mansion and the Maryland State House. Opt for a second hour to ride along the waterfront and jaunt through the historic Murray Hill neighborhood, lined with multimillion-dollar nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Victorian-style homes. For maximum informational uptake, tour takers wear personal earpieces during the journey, with live narration from the tour guides being piped in. Except for cases of extreme weather, tours take place rain or shine and are generally composed of eight riders, allowing for the formation of an octagonal fighting pattern in the case of a run-in with a Vespa gang.
TripAdvisors give SegZone a perfect five-star average rating and rank it as Annapolis's most popular attraction:
- This was the first time we tried to ride segways and it was a really great experience. It does not take long to learn how to ride, it is as easy as just standing. In addition to the joy of just riding the segway we had a great educational tour around Annapolis. Our guide gave us tones of interesting information about historical buildings that we saw as well as general Annapolis history. – Melamory
Committing their enterprise to eco-friendly tourism, the women at SegZone Tours guide visitors through the historic streets of Annapolis, along the city waterways of Dover, and around the track at Dover International Speedway—all aboard segways. For groups or private parties, tour leaders can also focus excursions on local gardens, architecture, and wildlife in areas often unreachable by car or paraglider. They also guide themed seasonal tours, such as rides along haunted-house routes or past holiday-light displays. With an eye toward safety, staff members always provide thorough instruction on riding before tours or rentals, though they often give customers license to race or argue over whose segway would look better with flames painted on the side. When not leading guided excursions for customers or school groups, the team organizes corporate team-building events as well as indoor obstacle courses for recreation.
131 Prince George St.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401