Our favorite Segway tours in America allow you to enjoy whimsical transportation along with stunning views for a getaway that the whole family will be head over wheels for.

By Linley Sanders
April 13, 2016

For a fun spin on traditional sightseeing, experience the best views of the U.S. by segway. Don't be intimidated if you're new to segway rides -- each tour includes training before the excursion begins, and they're simple to master for tourist travel that's quicker than walking and more personalized than a bus tour.

1. Anchorage, Alaska

With views of The Alaska Range, Mount McKinley, and the Cook Inlet, this 90-minute tour is ideal for any outdoor enthusiast. Observe King Salmon and other Pacific fish as they swim upstream to Ship Creek, and pause at the historic Alaska Railroad terminal, where you can see the center of Alaska's railroad system. Worried about getting chilly? Alaska is actually warmer than most realize with an average temperature of 65 degrees. Forget visions of snow dogs -- this tour will give you a new perspective on Alaska. segtours.net

2. Los Angeles, California

With 11 options, you can personalize your tour experience in the City of Angels. From coastal views of Santa Monica's Pacific Palisades to sights in the glamorous neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, choose which stops best fit your interests. If you select the downtown Los Angeles tour, don't miss the skyline view of the city combined with stops at Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Grammy Museum. anothersideoflosangelestours.com

3. Colorado Springs, Colorado

For a breathtaking view of Colorado's red rocks, we recommend a Garden of the Gods tour. The regional park is 1334.64 acres, and traveling by Segway allows you to experience the natural landmark's best landscapes. With sights including Pikes Peak and towering sandstone formations that appear to defy gravity, there are plenty of photo opportunities. Even better, guides will point out eagle nests, red-tailed hawks, and other wildlife along the ride. advoutwest.com

4. Chicago, Illinois

Millennium Park and Monroe Harbor are just two of the stops on this Segway ride in the heart of downtown Chicago. Check out Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, and Soldier Field on the three-hour tour. In the summer, be sure to book the Chicago Fireworks tour, which includes a fireworks show over Navy Pier. Tip: The tour ends just a few blocks from the infamous Bean sculpture, perfect for continuing your own tour of the Windy City. chicago.citysegwaytours.com

5. Nashville, Tennessee

Explore the best of Music City USA with landmarks including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. If you're more of a history buff than a music fanatic, watch for the Fort Nashborough and Tennessee State Capitol stops along this Segway ride. The Capitol is home to memorials of Presidents James Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Andrew Johnson. When the tour ends, be sure to head toward Broadway Street for some of the best food in Nashville. iridenashville.com

6. New York City, New York

View the most noteworthy skyscrapers of the concrete jungle, including the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and the Chrysler Building. The New York City skyline is one of the most renowned in the world, and traveling via Segway allows you to take New York City travel to new heights. With stops for pictures at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, this two-hour tour gives you a true taste of the Big Apple. bikenewyorkcity.com

7. Portland, Oregon

Start in downtown Portland and glide along the Willamette River, viewing Portland's historic waterfront and iconic culture. Stops include Portland State University and Powell's Books on the route through China Town and Old Town. The two-hour tour allows Segway-goers to cover the city's interesting facts and history while still providing plenty of time for photo ops. portlandbysegway.com

8. Seattle, Washington

This two-hour tour features the gorgeous architecture of downtown Seattle and the International District mixed among views of local parks. Tour stops include the Space Needle observation tower and Pike Place Market -- one of the oldest public farmer's markets in America with fresh fish and food. seattlebysegway.com

9. St. Louis, Missouri

The historic Gateway Arch and famed Busch Stadium -- home of the 2012 World Champion Cardinals -- are two of the best views in this industrial city. Glide over the Mississippi River to see the waterfront view that St. Louis is known for, and stop at City Garden and Kiener Plaza to see more of the city's natural beauty. glidestlouistours.com

10. Washington, D.C.

In less than three hours, travel to the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Momument, Air and Space Museum, FBI Building, and Freedom Plaza. With over a dozen other stops included on this tour, groups can experience the nation's capital in full -- and still have time for their own adventures. Tip: Book your tour for late March or early April to see the beautiful cherry blossoms. capitalsegway.com


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