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We'll be in NOLA next week and there's a segway tour that covers the French Quarter, Mississippi River front, Treme neighborhood, Louis Armstrong park, Congo and Jackson squares and then back to Bourbon street.
Has anyone ever tried a segway tour? Any tips? We've both been to NOLA before but this seemed like a fun activity for a couple of hours.
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I did a segway tour in Chicago a few years ago.
I live in Chicago, so the tour part wasn't that interesting to me, but riding a segway around for a few hours was pretty fun.
It seemed like most of the tourists doing it were more concerned with operating the segway and not running into each other, pedestrians or traffic, than they were the actual tour. To that end, I'd say a walking tour might be a better way to actually see stuff, but you can obviously cover more ground on a segway and after the novelty wears off and you get comfortable on it, you can probably see some cool stuff.
There was a good chunk of time at the beginning of our tour teaching people how to ride the damn thing. They're really simple and I got it right away, but some other people really struggled and one girl crashed hers into a curb and fell off.
I know I'm just a dumb goose. But, I think for the French Quarter at least a segway is going to be a pain in the ass. Tons of people around and cars coming around every corner. Not sure about how they'd work in the rest of the city.
I recently did one for the first time and really enjoyed the experience. Recommend.
Did the segway tour of Atlanta a few years back with my kids. Other than getting caught in a downpour on the way back it was worth it. I assume the guides in N.O. know what they are doing in regards to traffic and such.
Never done a segway tour, but as long as you're in Nawlins, I strongly recommend one of their ghost tours. Really interesting stuff.
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My wife and I did the one at Epcot a few years ago. After a brief training session, you tour the entire park. Here's the key: it starts early enough that you are virtually alone in Epcot except for Disney workers. You roll through all the countries around the lake and just as the tour is finishing, the public is entering. It was fantastic.
I like the Gator tours. I have been on the Cajun Pride tour twice. I have not tried the airboat tours.
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I did one in Washington D.C. in April with a group of friends. We covered a lot of area and had a blast. The 'tour' portion obviously depends on your guide. I would highly recommend doing it.
I just did one this past weekend in DC- it was a blast. Totally recommend. Try to find one where your guide uses a microphone and you have an earpiece to listen to him/her. He was able to give us constant feedback that way so we knew exactly where to go. As far as getting around in a crowd- people move out of your way, plus it has a zero turning radius and you can stand still on them.
We just did one in DC last weekend and was awesome. 2 hour tour and great way to cover a lot of ground and recover from drinking the night before. Would highly recommend it. Cost was $80 plus tip. Well worth it though.
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