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 $19, you get a one-hour Segway tour (a $40 value) from Triangle Segway. Participants must be at least 14 years old and weigh between 100 and 260 pounds.
Each one-hour Segway Experience tour outfits bipeds with a smooth-rolling gliding apparatus from which scenic-surveyors can soak in some of the city’s most memorable spots. A knowledgeable staff provides hands-on training and helmets before groups embark on Waldo-spotting tours of the town, which come complete with fascinating narration. The convenient schedule offers tours six days a week, including Sundays, giving explorers ample access to historical knowledge while maneuvering around the stomping grounds of territorial badgers.
Roll past locales such as Fayetteville Street, the North Carolina State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, Moore Square, and Historic City Market. Or put the value of this Groupon toward a longer tour, such as the Historic Oakwood tour ($50), Raleigh's Great Romances tour ($50), or the Capital City East tour ($65). Give this Groupon as a gift, or call to reserve a spot for yourself and prepare for a pleasantly propelled roll through town. This deal may also be applied toward a longer tour for an additional fee, payable when you make your reservation.
Since 2008, the mobile historians at Triangle Glides have been leading tours and eco adventures through the most exciting locations in Raleigh's past and present. They spin tales as groups take in the sights on foot, by Segway or on electric bike.
To explore the area's waters, the company's professional, experienced instructors help newbies master these watercraft during seasonal paddleboard lessons on nearby Lake Wheeler, where paddlers find calm waters surrounded by leafy forests.