Before we go into what you’ll see on this 2-3 hour tour of Miami’s South Beach and Art Deco neighborhoods, first-time Segway riders should know that operating this unique mode of transportation is easy, and Segways are perfectly safe to use. Helmets are included in your rental and normal attire can be worn. Back to your trip…here’s a preview of what you can expect to see as you cruise the streets of Miami Beach:
South Beach: Perhaps the most famous neighborhood in Miami, this stretch borders Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic. First-time visitors to Miami may recognize the area quickly from reruns of Miami Vice and various films. Lined with a patchwork quilt of pastel Art Deco buildings, South Beach is a visual feast, and although all buildings and hotels are quintessentially Florida, no two are alike. You’ll also enjoy the people-watching, as South Beach is a haven for supermodels and A-listers. After years of criminal activity (think Scarface), South Beach is now one of the wealthiest areas in the city.
Holocaust Memorial: This Miami Beach landmark stands in commemoration of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust of World War II. Immediately recognizable by its macabre sculptures, the museum adequately captures the gruesome realities of Nazi brutality. The memorial was conceived by a group of Holocaust survivors in 1984, and officially opened in 1990.
Versace Mansion: Many will remember that this luxurious mansion was not only the home of Gianni Versace, but also the site of his murder in 1997, when he was gunned down on the front steps after returning from a morning walk.
December–May: Daily, 8:00 am–8:00 pm
June–November: Daily, 9:00 am–7:00 pm
The Art Deco Segway Tour runs twice daily at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
All Segway tour participants must weigh at least 100 lbs. (45 kg) and weigh no more than 260 lbs. (117 kg) and be in good health. Pregnant women may not participate in a segway tour. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather.