Cruise the sun-drenched landscape of the California coast during this 2-hour guided Segway tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. These personal transport devices allow you to move quickly across a wide area, allowing you to take in much more than you might see on a typical walking tour.
Start your Segway excursion from the Hotel Casa Del Mar along the Pacific Ocean, leaving at your chosen departure time with your guide. You can pick from among tours leaving at 9am, 11am, 2pm or 4pm. The trip kicks off with a 30-minute safety orientation on proper Segway-riding technique. These personal transport devices are relatively simple to get the hang of, allowing you to start your exploration quickly.
Zoom along the surface of the Santa Monica Pier, taking a few moments to absorb the atmosphere of its street performers, many retail storefronts, restaurants and amusement park rides. During your ride along the Pier you’ll also be able to see the Aquarium and Pacific Park. Proceed next to the California Heritage Museum, situated along Santa Monica’s Main Street, admiring the area’s luxurious homes while en route.
Move on to Venice, a unique coastal community designed by developer Abbot Kinney to resemble the canals of its Italian namesake. Today the town plays host to a cutting edge arts scene, a vibrant beach culture and plenty of bohemian atmosphere. Stop by the Venice Beach Boardwalk, where you can observe the famous weightlifters of ‘Muscle Beach,’ check out some of the numerous skate and surf shops and enjoy the colorful street art that lines the boardwalk’s many façades.
As you ride, listen for anecdotes and commentary from your guide. You’ll hear a variety of insights about Santa Monica and Venice’s history, culture and residents. When you get hungry, dig into your complimentary chips and bottled water. You should also feel free to stop for photos at any time. Finish your Segway ride back at your starting point.