Adventure Time – Segway Tours in Washington DC

Segway Tour in DCAfter taking my best shot at exploring DC walking, it became clear that when you are short on time and high on hopes of seeing a lot of a city you have to make some compromises.  A great way to balance my desire to get a more intimate feel of the city with the need to cover some serious ground was to take a Segway tour of DC.  The Segway’s have always looked like a pretty cool means of transportation to as I see them zoom through the mall and DC seemed like a great place to try one out for myself.

My tour guide promised that Segway’s would be the easiest learning curve possible and true to her word it only takes a good 30 minutes on the Segway to move into feeling like a pro.  That is not to say the first time on a Segway is not a pretty foreign feeling.  In your mind you have made up the right way to ride it and takes a minute to let go of the idea and absorb how it really works.  Once that is set though you can take off on what feels like your own moving walkway.  You get the feel of walking without the work of bike riding so on a hot DC day it gives comfort and the speed that is a must.  The Segway tour then became a great way to check out something new and fun, get a guided tour of the city and check out 4 or 5 monuments in 2 hours, not a bad combo.

For me the surprise for the Segway tour was how much I enjoyed the guided tour of the city.  It is pretty easy to walk around the city and sight see, but getting some more in-depth information on the history of the people and events that define a city really change your perspective on the importance of things you might normally just pass by.  From understanding the differences of the different sides of the White House, to highlighting the details of the Korean War Memorial, even down to appreciating buildings and monuments I had never heard of, I walked off my Segway feeling I mastered a new gadget and got some new light on an old city.  When in DC check out City Segway Tours for a fun way to explore the highlights of DC.

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