Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 16, 2008
As gas prices continue to climb in the Metro Atlanta area, people are looking at a way to save money and the environment at the same time. The latest trend is the "Staycation" -- a vacation where you stay and enjoy what your hometown has to offer.
How do you avoid becoming a couch potato this Labor Day Weekend? How about touring the city on a Segway? City Segway Tours offers guided history tours of downtown Atlanta on the latest craze to sweep the country -- the Segway, a two-wheeled self balancing electric scooter. For less money than it takes to fuel up the family SUV you could be touring downtown Atlanta and seeing the sites on an earth-friendly, zero-emission Segway.
City Segway Tours began offering tours of the city in April 2005 and is quickly becoming the way to see Downtown Atlanta. Tours begin at the City Segway Tours office at Underground Atlanta and visit sites such as the Georgia State Capitol, Georgia State University, The Sweet Auburn District and Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Area, Woodruff Park, The Farlie Poplar District, and Centennial Olympic Park where you glide by sites such as the Aquarium, The World of Coke and the CNN Center. The guided history tour is a three-hour experience and leaves daily at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Looking for something spookier? Then how about getting ready for fall with City Segway Tours Ghosts and Legends Tour? This two-hour tour explores Atlanta's darker history and tells the tales of Underground Atlanta's Headless Horseman, The fearful Gyrascutus, The Fire of 1917 and the story of Atlanta's Missing Bride, just to name a few. The two hour Ghosts and Legends Tour is nightly at 7:00 pm.
Riding a Segway is simple. Sensors in the Segway detect a rider's center of gravity and motors balance the machine for the rider. If the rider leans forward, the Segway's wheels roll forward. When the rider leans backwards, the Segway rolls backwards. Turning is simple as well - the rider simply leans from side to side.
"It takes most people who tour with us about five minutes to become completely comfortable on the Segway," says City Segway Tours of Atlanta Manager, Kristie Krabe. "We start with a short training video and then practice in the large courtyard in front of our store to make sure everyone is comfortable before the tour starts." City Segway Tours uses the newest model Segway, the i2 which has the patented "Lean Steer" Technology and is very user-friendly.
Past guests rave about the tour. One guest from Portland, Oregon, said, "It was the highlight of the whole trip. We had an excellent time. None of us had ever been on a Segway before, and my 60 year old mother was terrified that she would fall. But she got the hang of it in no time, and was an old pro by the time the tour was over."
Prices for the tour start at $60 per person for the two-hour Ghosts and Legends Tour and $70 per person for the three-hour Guided History Day Tour. Group and private rates are also available. City Segway Tours is offering a special discount of 10 percent off to customers who mention that they are taking a "Staycation" now through Labor Day Weekend.
Reservations can be made by calling City Segway Tours toll free at 877-734-8687. More about City Segway Tours can be found online at their website - http://www.citysegwaytours.com.