Tour the city on a Segway
by Meaghan Clark
Jul 01, 2010 | 827 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tourists can see the sights throughout downtown via the eco-friendly Segways from  Another Side of San Diego Tours. Courtesy photo
Tourists can see the sights throughout downtown via the eco-friendly Segways from Another Side of San Diego Tours. Courtesy photo
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“Why stroll when you can roll.” That’s the slogan of of Another Side of San Diego Tours, said president Kenneth Lippman.

His company started out in the back of a Mexican restaurant just two and a half years ago and has since expanded to locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Florida and Phoenix with various tour options.

The company’s most popular adventure is the Segway, a two-wheel device which must follow the same rules as a pedestrian, according to California law. Helmets are required while a tour guide leads on the sidewalks, still yielding to walkers.

“It’s like riding a magic carpet,” though safety remains the number one priority even when flying, Lippman said. All safety concerns are addressed during the instructional video before the tour, though experienced riders can opt out.

Everyone weighing more than 70 pounds can hop on, Lippman said.

“We like to have everybody in the family participate,” he said.

The two hour Gaslamp Tour is the company’s most popular, hitting San Diego spots like Petco Park, the Embarcadero and the heart of Balboa Park. Lippman assures customers that every ride will offer a unique introduction to San Diego’s favorite destinations by way of the lithium battery-powered two-wheelers.

The company promotes tourism by providing eco-friendly entertainment in which “you can actually stop and smell the roses,” Lippman said.

“People want something new and something different” and with the Segway tours from Another Side Tours, they will get just that, he said.
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