I've found an interesting new way to explore Chicago. Going through a city on foot is usually the best way to really get the feel for a city. But, boy, do those feet and legs ever get tired by the end of the the day.
Bike and Roll Chicago, has a great alternative--to see the city by Segway. Have you been living under a rock and don't know what a Segway is? Wikipedia describes it as "a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle." This is a great way to see the city from the ground--without those sore muscles.
Bike and Roll has a variety of guided tours on offer. So not only are you traveling in comfort, but also, with someone who knows the city, and who knows your brand new mode of transportation.
Take the "Amazing Lakefront Chicago Segway Tour and ride through Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. Take in views of the Chicago Skyline, Millenium park, and the Museum Campus, including Soldier Field, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, and the Adler Planetarium.
In the summer why not take advantage of the cooler evening weather and take the "Chicago Segways at Sunset Tour? Depart at dusk and view Buckingham Fountain, Chicago's Majestic lakefront, and the Museum Campus at sunset.
Architecture buffs will enjoy the "Skyscraper Architectural Tour." This tour will take you along the Riverwalk to view the steel giants that tower above. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, architects created pioneering new structures, that led the way to modern American design. This tour is also available as a Sunset tour.
Are you a Frank Lloyd Wright Fan? Take the "Original Hyde Park Segway Tour" and go through Hyde Park and visit Wright's Robie House. Other sites include Pomontory Point, The Museum of Science and Industry, Osaka Japanese Garden, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, the University of Chicago, and historic Kenwood Mansions.
Have you been hearing about the Navy Pier firework displays? Take the "Fireworks Segway Tour" and see such lakefront sites as Grant park, Hutchinson Field, and Buckingham Fountain, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and Soldier Field. This tour concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Navy Pier, viewed from a secret spot featuring one of the best fireworks views in Chicago.
Glide along Chicago's incredible lakefront past famous sites such as Grant Park, Hutchinson Field, Petrillo Music Shell, and Buckingham Fountain. See the majesty of the museum campus where we ride past the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and Soldier Field. The tour concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over Navy Pier viewed from a secret spot featuring one of the best views in all of Chicago!
Your whole family will love getting to see the city on a Chicago Segway tour.
(Disclosure: Bike and Roll Chicago provided complimentary passes for our Chicago Segway tour- which was an awesome experience.)