Atlanta Segway Tour: Midtown Sightseeing
Cruise past the tall towers of the Midtown business district followed by the stately homes of Ansley Park, with architectural styles that include Tudor, Craftsman and Italian Renaissance. Nearby, wheel through part of Piedmont Park, a large green space with miles of paved walking and biking paths, ample event space, picnic areas and playgrounds.
Pause with your small group in front of the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum to hear more about the Atlanta journalist who lived here, where she wrote her famous novel Gone With the Wind. Just across the street, your guide points out the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, which features a free museum with exhibits about the history of money and a glimpse of automated forklifts that move piles of dollars around the bank vaults. Not far away you see the campus of a top research university: Georgia Institute of Technology.
Roll a little further to admire the ornate Moorish design of the Fox Theater, a favorite venue for live entertainment. Nearby, you find the Midtown restaurant district and learn from your guide about some of the best spots to eat and drink in the hopping neighborhood. Wind your way back to your starting point, passing Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics, Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.
With the ease of the Segway, you get a fun spin around Midtown while enjoying frequent stops to take in the sights and hear about Atlanta’s history from your knowledgeable guide before returning to the original start point.
- Local guide
- 15- to 30-minute training
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Minimum age is 14 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- All passenger weights MUST be at least 100 lbs (45 kg) to 260 lbs (117 kg)
- Dress Code: no flip flops or loose/hanging clothing; it is recommended that you bring hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
This was a long tour for the price. John and CK were our guides and half way through they split us 9 into 2 groups and we stayed with John. My friend had never ridden a Segway before and was a little worried. She has 2 titanium knees and needed to stop once just to sit for a minute. John was very accomodating that way. They also did more training than most Segway shops this was my 6th or 7th time. Safety was stressed and they pointed out things along the way in that regard. The sites were nice and John's knowledge was thorough, his attitude good and demeanor very upbeat. CK was also upbeat and a great guy.
Laura did an excellent job on this tour. Blended some history with great recommendations for food and entertainment. Great way get a feel for this part of the city. If your son or daughter are considering Georgia Tech, nice way to get a feel for this area of Atlanta. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because, honestly, there is just that not much to see history-wise in mid-town Atlanta compared to other cities. The tour and company were definitely 5 starts though.
Fantastic experience - riding through the down, across streets, weaving through pedestrians. We felt like we got into the nooks and crannies of Atlanta. How do you take a bunch of senior citizen types like us and get them all very comfortable on a segway pretty darn fast and then have them whisking all over town? Try this - and you'll find out! We're hooked - wonderful fun!
Laura ensured that we had a very enjoyable tour around Atlanta. We started with about 30mins of practise, which was very important to those of us who were very nervous and had never been on a Segway - don't be nervous, Laura gave me the confidence to start the tour, even if I was not confident. We started slowly with a tour of the Olympic park both to get into the sites as well as gain confidence. We have hen set off on a long tour of midtown seeing all the sites and getting a great commentary as we went round. Three hours later we we finished with a great recommendation for a place to have a cold beer. Not often do I go home with a large smile on my face, but it's still there
Lots of Fun great experience. Only wish I would have done this when I first got to Atlanta. Lots of places that they showed me to go and do.