San Diego is an open air museum! To experience it all, we deliver premium, convenient and exciting San Diego sightseeing with Segway tours that glide from the Gaslamp Quarter to Balboa Park and back.
You’ll experience breathtaking vistas of the sparkling San Diego Harbor, downtown San Diego’s celebrated commercial center, as well as Balboa Park’s 15 museums housed in Spanish-Renaissance style splendor.
Get the Balboa Park and downtown San Diego Segway tour that guarantees life-long memories and brilliant photo albums... all at the best prices in town! Just $85 brings you the top San Diego Sightseeing with Segway!
Our convenient downtown start ensures guests get through the Gaslamp Quarter, past iconic San Diego attractions and then up to Balboa Park.
There is no more fun or easy way to explore and understand America’s Finest City than by gliding along with narrated and novel San Diego Segway Tour!
Switching focus from athletic to intellectual pursuits, we glide over to the brand new San Diego Central Library. Its nine-story archive of human knowledge is topped with a stunning lattice dome.
This building’s architect has won many awards for this project, including the Outstanding Award in Architectural Engineering and the Best of the Best Building Construction.
The library contains within it a charter school, the Wells Fargo Computer Training Center, a television production studio and a 350-seat auditorium. Get to the most critical spots fast on a Segway tour. San Diego awaits!
A central location for the community college system, San Diego City College’s 60 acres contains 40 buildings. It’s here that many San Diego students earn degrees in business, engineering, health, education and more.
As you leave downtown, San Diego Segway Tours guides prepare you for the next stop: breath-taking Balboa Park with its winding pathways, enchanted gardens and historic landmarks is just a few blocks away!
The campus has undergone significant expansion over the last fifty years, adding a 3,000 square foot fitness center in 1992
See how a plateau once filled with sage and scrub brush has become Balboa Park: 1200 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds dotted with gorgeous buildings built in the flamboyant Spanish-Renaissance style.
The San Diego Museum of Art--the oldest and largest museum in the park--holds a renowned collection of European old masters as well as 19th and 20th Century American art.
The museum’s extravagant exterior was patterned after the Cathedral of Valladolid and the University of Salamanca, both in Spain.
After spending 50 years as simply “City Park,” Balboa Park began major renovations in the early 1900s. At that time, San Diego won the right to hold the1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition (similar to a world’s fair) which commemorated the opening of the Panama Canal. With an influx of tourists expected, the city architected and erected the variety of buildings now lining the El Prado walkway. Now home to 15 major museums, Balboa Park is known for its lush gardens, winding walkways and theaters as well. Beyond its permanent and revolving collections, the San Diego Museum of Art contains life-sized sculptures of Spanish Old Master painters Velázquez, Murillo, and Zurbarán. When you choose San Diego sightseeing with Segway, you get a city overview, history lessons, technology experience and an outdoor adventure all in one afternoon!
Architecturally-inclined visitors to the Casa de Balboa will find a mish mash of styles including, Gothic, Plateresque, Baroque, Rococo and Spanish Colonial.
The designer also incorporates some Italian Renaissance features, but it’s the nudes carved from chalk and lime that cause the most excitement.
While some historians try to ascribe significance to these “busts” calling them “women of toil” or “Hermes,” experts conclude that they were created primarily to amuse the artists and visitors.
The two projecting pavilions of the Casa de Balboa are modeled after the 17th- century mansion of the Marques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila in Queretaro, Mexico. Termed the Commerce and Industries Building for decades, the museum now contains Balboa Art Conservation Center, Museum of Photographic Arts, Museum of San Diego History & Archives and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Learn all of this and more from the comfort of your Segway rental. San Diego visitors love hearing just enough and rolling on by!
Rolling along to the Botanical Building, visitors stare in awe at one of the largest lath structures in the world. The intricate lattice-work provides not only architectural interest but a desired climate for the 2,100 plant species contained within.
Inside, exotic samples of cycads, ferns and orchids stand alongside local plants and seasonal flowers. Sightseeing in San Diego wouldn’t be complete without a stop at this distinctive building!
Make sure to get a photo beside the renowned lily pond filled with brilliantly-colored Koi that stands in front of the Botanical Building.
The Museum of Man’s tower is a San Diego icon, appearing on post cards, tourist materials and even movies! You’ll see it in full size and living color from your Segway. While the outline is Spanish, the detail and color draw from buildings found in Mexico.
Museum of Man architect Bertram Goodhue combined Baroque, Churrigueresque and Rococo details to create a Spanish-Colonial façade. Inspired by the Spanish churches throughout Mexico, the architect also added historical figures sculpted from modeling clay and plaster. These include famed California explorer and creator of many missions Junipero Serra and Charles V of Spain as well as other rulers and explorers.
To balance the building and tower, architects added a central dome and two minor ones, all three of which are bejeweled with iridescent tiles and glass beads. With a Segway rental, San Diego visitors get the freedom of movement (unlike a bus tour), AND the convenience of technologically advanced transportation.
Our sightseeing in San Diego starts at the awe-inspiring San Diego Convention Center, which, with over 1,000,000 square feet of flowing, maritime-themed architecture, is a marvel in itself.
The Convention Center is located near the historic Gaslamp District, San Diego’s hot-spot for shopping and nightlife!
The highly acclaimed Gaslamp District is a mecca for tourists who want to get to the heart of San Diego!
The Gaslamp District catapults you back to San Diego’s origin in the 19th Century.Built in the post-Civil War years, the area is a thrilling mish-mash of architectural styles.
The Florentine Italianate and Romanesque Revival buildings emerge amid the area’s dominant Victorians, many of which are listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic places.
16.5 blocks of nightclubs, award-winning restaurants and historical landmarks, many of which are registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. You might even catch one of the frequent outdoor festivals situated here!
The Gaslamp District is also noted for its shopping centers and fun nightlife
Development began booming in 1867
Most of the District’s 94 Victorian era buildings are currently being used as shops, restaurants, apartments and nightclubs
Hear about the audacious beginnings of a once risqué, downtown San Diego.
Our guides will share tales of how this area of 94 pristine historic buildings boomed as a red light and gambling district.
The Gaslamp Quarter has successfully transformed into a premier shopping, dining and entertainment district. With over 200 restaurants, bars, nightclubs and lounges and countless boutiques, art galleries and shops to peruse, the Gaslamp has established itself both as the playground of hip, eclectic San Diegans and as an elite urban destination.
Home of the San Diego Padres. Crack! Even when empty, the bowl seems to reverberate with echoes of the bat hitting the ball square and the fans cheering Padres’ baseball legend Tony Gywnn home. Concourses opening to the street make this ballpark a bold departure from those in most cities.
After rolling past Petco Park, our next stop in the tour is the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge. This artistic structure is truly a unique exhibit in this open air gallery.
It is 550 feet (170 m) long which makes in one of the longest self-anchored pedestrian bridges in the world
Completed in March 2011 at a cost of $26.8 million
Next, our journey continues deeper into the heart of Gaslamp District, to the enchanted 5th and market intersection, where the last standing original gaslamps are placed on all four corners of the intersection. A great photo opportunity and historical significance of downtown San Diego.
Its’ main period of development started in the year 1867. After the period of urban-decay, the neighborhood underwent an urban renewal in 1980s and the 1990s
The city tourism board used the gaslamps to recall the 19th century downtown when gas was the only means of providing light for the city's shopkeepers and restaurants. Each one had to be manually lit and extinguished.