Less prone to explosions, roadrunner collisions, and painful butt burns, the segway has edged out the jetpack as the official ride of the 23rd century. Glide down the path of two-wheeled innovation with today's Groupon: for $42, you get a 90-minute Solvang segway city tour from Adventures Out West (an $85 value).
Adventures Out West's knowledgeable staff leads guided excursions throughout the Danish-style city of Solvang as visitors stroll along atop gyroscopic segways. Before riders take to the open road, an initial orientation teaches them the basics of gliding and how to earn the respect of their two-wheeled chariot with a few cracks of the whip. Once acquainted with their mechanical steeds, tourists follow their guides through the streets of Solvang, feasting their eyes on the town's unique architecture while listening to historical tidbits. Segways come to a halt at The Mission, so guests can learn about the early settlements founded by Catholic missionaries. The 90-minute jaunt reaches its sightseeing peaks at Santa Ynez River Sanctuary and Hans Christian Andersen Park, where guests can gawk at ancient oak trees and admire the sprightly pirouettes of age-old tumbleweeds.