The segway “Glide at Night” tour is an unexpected treasure in your own backyard. It’s literally in mine! I run by the lake quite frequently and always see groups of people on segway tours. I never quite understood all the hype until I recently tried it out. I actually had the best time, EVEN while wearing a helmet. Yes, I had to wear a neon green helmet…”safety first.” You can literally zip, glide and cruise around by the lake to discover the city in a whole new way.
The night tour would be my top recommendation and it’s actually quite romantic-bring a date! If you can stand the dorkiness of your your significant other wearing a helmet and looking awkward- he/she is a keeper! The best part of the “Glide at Night” tour is that you can enjoy the city lights, calmness of the lake and hear some tunes from Northerly Island. The entire tour lasts around 2 or 2-and-a half hours. Luckily since you are on a segway the 7.2 mile route is effortless. And in case you were wondering, I never fell off or crashed into the lake.
Prior to taking to the streets you have a lesson and practice indoors. I was nervous at first, but quickly got the hang of it and had an excellent guide named Jordan. If I can do it, so can you!
Check out their website for more info.
WHAT: Chicago Segway Tours
WHERE: 505 N. Lakeshore Drive.
WHEN: Daily- visit website for specific times.