There’s a new spin on touring in Tallahassee: See it by Segway.
Tallahassee Segway Tours, with six Segways and a two-seat scooter, leads three tours in Tallahassee and one in Quincy, and will customize tours for groups.
Riders get 30 minutes of training before boarding the individual stand-up transporters. Riders must be 14 years old (NOTE: riders 14 – 17 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old), have good balance and be able to standing for the length of the tours, ranging from 30 minutes to nearly two hours.
The company also rents two-seat scooters for guests aged 21 and older who prefer to sit or who want to drive on behalf of a child or companion who cannot operate a Segway.
The Capitol/Gaines Street/FSU Tour guides riders down Gaines Street through the All Saints District to Florida State University, past the historic and present-day Florida Capitol buildings, the Florida Supreme Court building, Kleman Plaza, the Vietnam Memorial and Cascades Park. Tour time is approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes, including photo stops. The fast-paced version, lasting only 45 minutes, is called the West Side Glide.
For the Buzz-By First Friday tour, riders spend 30 minutes aboard lighted Segways taking in the sights at Railroad Square Art Park’s monthly First Friday festivities.
Other tour options include Quincy Porchfest, customized routes, and, in development, an historic tour of downtown Tallahassee.
Prices range from $29 to $65 per Segway. The two-seat scooters cost the same for one rider; passengers ride for half-price. Age 3 and younger ride free. For more information, visit TallahasseeSegwayTours.com.