Las Vegas Segway
We recently went on a Segway tour at Leeds Castle in Kent and absolutely loved it, so one of our planned trips whilst we were in Las Vegas was to do the Segway tour.
After a bit of research, we found there was an option to do a tour of downtown Las Vegas on a Segway. This suited us perfectly as we were doing the strip and surrounding areas via the Big Bus Tour.
Knowing that the weather in Las Vegas was hot, hot, hot, I decided to book an early morning tour, so that the temperature might be a bit cooler first thing.
We met Joshua, our tour guide (or as it said on his back, tour glide) at 8:30am and after a quick training session and orientation we were swiftly off on our tour.
The Las Vegas Segway tour starts from 901 S. Main Street LV (on the corner of Main and Hoover) in downtown Vegas. There are a number of different options. We chose the 2 hour tour, but you can do an evening tour, which takes in all the magical lights of downtown Vegas or even a foodie tour. That sounds fun doesn’t it?
Our guide was so knowledgeable about the downtown Vegas area and showed us some great buildings and shared with us the history of the area. We saw the Cleveland Clinic which looked like it belonged in Barcelona – due to the quirkiness of the architecture.
We saw a drive through chapel, which is such an alien concept. We also stopped at the pawn shop which is featured in the hit TV show Pawn Stars. He also took us past Fremont Street, which is the main attraction of the downtown area.
He pointed out the building which they used in Back to the Future II. This is the hotel that Biff owns when they go back. He told us a lot about the history of the downtown area and how it has changed over the years.
Doing this via a Segway was great fun. We covered so much ground. You have a pair of earphones, which you plug into a receiver, so you can hear your guide. They suggest you only wear one ear bud, so you can hear what’s going on around you. This is good advice as we did go past pedestrians on the path, plus we used some cycle lanes on the road. Joshua was really good as managing anyone who might step out in front of a Segway and getting us round safely.
Seeing a city by Segway is such a lovely experience as you are not only using a different method of transport, you would probably see a lot more than if you were on a walking tour. Segwaying is a lot of fun.
A tour with Segway Las Vegas starts at $89 for the two hour tour. If I were to go back to Las Vegas, I would definitely like to do the foodie Segway tour and I would definitely book with Segway Las Vegas as the tour quality was excellent.
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Disclosure: Segway Las Vegas offered us a pair of complimentary tours, but as always my opinions are my own.