Wednesday, July 10, 2013

City Segway Tours Opens - Offers Sloopin a Ride & Tour

A family from Canada on our tour with Medow (our tour guide) taking their picture
We've spent plenty of hours poking fun at Segways on this blog.  Why?  Well they seem silly to us.

If you recall, back in May we did a post about City Segway Tours moving to the Sloop.  While we were happy to see more business come to the neighborhood, we definitely rolled our eyes at this one.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and the nice people at City Segway Tours reached out to us and offered us a try.  While we're not going to go into great depth, we will give you a couple highlights and our thoughts:

  • It definitely takes 10-15 minutes to get the hang of the Segways.  While they're not difficult to operate  they're definitely different...but we admit pretty fun.  If I was a tourist in Chicago, it would definitely be worth a fun way to explore the city.
  • While we thought we knew a lot about our neighborhood, Grant Park and Museum Campus our tour guide (Meadow) was really good, knowledgable, engaging and patient.  He gave us some great tidbits that we won't share, but are pretty interesting.  Definitely worth the ride.
  • Probably the most entertaining thing about the whole experience was the looks that we got as we zoomed by people in Grant Park and on the lake.  It was the look of "man, you look silly but I'm kinda jealous because I want to see what that's like."
To close, let us be clear...we thoroughly enjoyed our ride.  Would we pay to do it again - maybe?  If we had guests in town that wanted to get a tour and do something fun, we would highly suggest it.  For those of you who live in the city, we would recommend it, but maybe not as strongly.

Regardless, it's good to have good people in the welcome to the neighborhood City Segway Tours.  While your business might center around a silly looking "vehicle", you offer a great product and a fun, informative time.

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