I wanted to explore Charlotte, but with a quick weekend trip we just didn’t have the time. Then I found this awesome company that offers segway tours of the city. What a unique and fun way to see as much as possible! Especially for those that don’t have days to walk around and see it all.
I’ve never been on a segway before. They are so super cool and EASY. I was a little nervous at first, but in no time I was a pro. Charlotte NC Tours was great. They made sure we felt comfortable. Even halfway through our tour when it started to pour!
So we met at their location downtown (right in the mall by the Omni hotel). You can valet at the Omni for around $10. After watching a short safety video, we were taken outside to practice on our segways before hitting the streets. We each received a personal training session, and felt extremely comfortable and safe.
The tour started right on Trade/Tryon Street at the famous Independence Square. This is where the four statues are located (they represent Transportation, Commerce, Industry, and Future). It’s also where the four wards are divided.
They gave us a choice of heading towards the market or football stadium. Of course I wanted to see the market, and Mr. ADOL wanted the stadium. I conceded. But first, on the way to the stadium, we stopped to check out murals located near the Bank Of America buildings. Then, we headed to a neat Victorian neighborhood. The houses were gorgeous, and it didn’t feel like we were in the city! I guess I’m so used to New York’s traffic, noise, and tall buildings. Charlotte is the complete opposite. It’s so quaint, quiet, and adorable.
Charlotte is home to some really cool urban parks. One is full of different bird feeders, another has boxes with books for people to borrow, and my favorite park has the coolest backdrop.
Mr. ADOL’s loved seeing the Panther’s practice field, the stadium, and checking out the minor league baseball stadium. I loved the parks above, and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
We got to explore a lot in the two hour tour, despite the heavy rain. The segways were definitely the way to go! Our guide, Rod, was amazing, so be sure to ask for him when you go!
To book your own segway tour of Charlotte, visit the Charlotte NC Tours website. There are a ton of different tours offered, and you can buy your tickets right online. The tour we took was the 2-hour Markets, Museums, & Parks Segway Tour. Although Mr. ADOL wanted to head to the stadium instead of the markets.
I paid a minimal press rate in exchange for a review. Despite the rain, and the fact that my clothes got so SOAKED I had to buy a new shirt, I STILL thought this tour was awesome. I already can’t wait to get back on a segway!