The Windy City has a lot to offer visitors, including some of the best parks and museums in America. But like many American cities, the distances are often too far to walk if you want to visit many of the major attractions in a day. For example, if you want to walk through Grant Park, it’s about 1.5 miles one way from the Art Institute of Chicago to the museum campus. That’s why there are so many excellent Segway tours in Chicago that allow you to have fun and be futuristic at the same time in the city.
There are many different sides of Chicago waiting to be discovered. Chicago at night, historic Chicago, and of course the city’s Lake Michigan shores. We screened all of the Segway tours in Chicago and condensed them into a best-of-three based on itinerary, length of time, health and safety record, and other considerations. In addition, these tours have been generally well received by their predecessors. Let’s get down to business below.
Chicago Segway Lakeside Tour
In many ways, Lake Michigan is the definition of Chicago. Much of Chicago’s beauty can be found along the lake, including Grant Park, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Lakefront Promenade. Over the course of the two-and-a-half hour trip, you’ll travel eight miles on the Segway you’ve been provided with, taking in the Chicago skyline, the water views of Buckingham Fountain, and the garden trails that crisscross the shoreline park. As with all Chicago Segway tours, the weather is too cold for October through March, so be sure to come in the spring, summer and fall. Also common to all of these tours is that you get a helmet and a bag on Segway to store your belongings.
Chicago at Night.
Chicago at night is very different from Chicago during the day. While many of the major landmarks are closed, the scale of the city can be truly appreciated with the lights on and the night falling. Glide along the park and Lake Michigan, then through the quiet museum campus, all the way to the 1-mile Navy Pier, where beautiful Ferris wheels are lit up in the darkness for a glimpse. This Segway tour departs from 910 S. Michigan Ave. and is scheduled as close to sunset as possible. This and all similar tours begin with a 30-minute orientation to familiarize visitors with the Segway.
A two-hour tour of Chicago history and architecture
From RMB 76 per person
The Windy City has grown rapidly since its founding in 1833 and has been the largest city in the Midwestern United States since the late 1800s. As a result, it is home to some excellent historic architecture and a busy and historic city. The focus of the trip was to visit architectural highlights (the buildings of the Chicago School of Design, along what is known as the Magnificent Mile) and monuments (such as the Lincoln Memorial and Chicago Water Tower). In the process, you’ll learn about all the architects and other notable people who helped make Chicago the great city it is today. The tour departs from 300 E Monroe St. twice a week during the hotter months of the year.