San Diego

Platinum Balboa Park and Downtown Segway Tour

San Diego, USA
Platinum Balboa Park Segway Tour
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore downtown San Diego and Balboa Park on a 2.5-hour Segway tour. Follow your guide to historic sites like the Hall of Justice and Pantoja Park, then make your way through Little Italy and the expansive grounds of Balboa Park. In the park you glide past destinations including Founder’s Plaza, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, and the Inez Parker Memorial Rose Garden. Your guide provides commentary on San Diego's history and landmarks throughout the tour. Includes guide, use of equipment, and Segway orientation—no prior experience necessary.
  • 2.5-hour Segway tour of downtown San Diego and Balboa Park
  • Roll through downtown San Diego and Balboa Park
  • See the oldest park in San Diego, Pantoja Park
  • Discover world-class destinations like the Fleet Science Center on the leafy grounds of Balboa Park
  • Cross Cabrillo Bridge, which dates to the 1915 Panama–California Exposition
  • Cover a lot of ground in a short time span on a Segway
  • Includes guide and use of equipment

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of helmet
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 601 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    Directions: Conveniently located behind the San Diego Embassy Suites Hotel. The hotel is directly across from Seaport Village. Our location is part of the hotel and on the backside of the building.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Balboa Park

Admission Ticket Free

San Diego Natural History Museum

Admission Ticket Free

Spanish Village Art Center

Admission Ticket Free

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Admission Ticket Free

Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden

Admission Ticket Free

Pantoja Park

Admission Ticket Free

Cabrillo Bridge

Admission Ticket Free

Little Italy

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age 14 years old
  • Minimum weight 100 pounds, Max weight 275 pounds
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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117 reviews
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Brandy_B, Apr 2024
Great tour with Sam! I was nervous at first but became very comfortable on the Segway within minutes. Give it a try!!
Fun tour
AMANDA_O, Apr 2024
We had a great tour going around the area. Never been on a Segway so it was something different and a fun way to see the city and park.
Great first trip to San Diego and on segways.
Lauren_Y, Feb 2024
The whole thing. First time on Segways. Sam was incredibly helpful with the segways and was so knowledgeable about San Diego.
Fun way to explore Balboa Park
Lisa_C, Nov 2023
Great introduction to San Diego and Balboa Park. Our guide Sam was knowledgeable and fun. Segways were a great way to zip around town.
Great guide, great ride!
Terri_S, Nov 2023
First time on a Segway and I was a bit nervous. It was much easier than I thought and the guide was fantastic!
Great Way to See Balboa Park and the Waterfront!
Martha_J, Nov 2023
Segways are so much fun! Our guide Sam did a great job keeping us safe and was very knowledgeable about Balboa Park and the waterfront. He also had many great suggestions for additional things to do.
Thr Fun Way to tour San Diego
Richard_W, Oct 2023
The tour was much more than I expected. Great narration from the leader of the group and lots of knowledge about San Diego and Balboa Park. Took the group to parts of Balboa Park that I never knew existed and I used to live in San Diego. The tour provided a lot more value than it cost. a real bargain and loads of fun
Thank you to Sam for...
Stacy_R, Sep 2023
Thank you to Sam for giving me a great tour around Balboa Park. The Segway was a fantastic way to cover a lot of area in a fairly short amount of time. I really appreciate you making time for my solo tour!
Balboa Park is amazing!
Michael_M, Aug 2023
Sam was a wonderful guide keeping the tour fun and informative. So happy that we chose the Balboa Park option as it was beautiful.
Amazing ride!
Angel_S, Jul 2023
What a peaceful, relaxing day! I was nervous at first, but our tour guide Sam made sure we were all comfortable. By the end I felt like a pro!
Neat to ride a Segway, ok tour experience
Emily_C, Jan 2023
My family enjoyed riding Segways for the first time (it's easy - anyone can do it) and seeing so much of the sprawling Balboa Park, but the tour portion of the activity was just ok as it mostly consisted of our guide pointing out landmarks but not sharing interesting facts about them. We did appreciate how much our guide attended to everyone's safety on the Segways!
Balboa Segway Tour
Karen_L, Sep 2022
Sam, our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. We saw things we wouldn’t have seen if we hadn’t gone on the tour. This gave me a better appreciation for all the neighborhoods and things to do. I absolutely recommend this tour.
Birthday gift
veronica_b, Aug 2022
It was my husband's birthday. He absolutely enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to another tour. Sam was an excellent tour guide.
Mom’s weekend away
Amanda_T, Aug 2022
We were visiting from Idaho and it was a great way to find out more about San Diego and Balboa park at the beginning of our time there. Sam was a wonderful tour guide and was very good about insuring our safety!
Intro to San Diego
carolyn_s, Aug 2022
Outstanding exploration of balboa park. Amazing views. Wonderful leadership by our guide. Just the right size group
This was our first time...
Matthew_O, Jul 2022
This was our first time ever being on a Segway, but the guide was a great teacher and had us off to the races quickly. The tour was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the Segways. I highly recommend taking a Segway tour if you get the chance.
Family Fun
Alma_M, Jul 2022
We had an amazing time. We felt very safe and at ease on how to use the segway, because of the one on one brief lesson on how to use and expect while driving them across town. The tour went great and would recommend to family and friends. Thank you for an amazing time.
Great experience
Deidre_J, May 2022
Beautiful views. Nice to be with a guide. Our guide was new to the city. The guide was great a stopping for pics with beautiful views and backgrounds.
Nice tour, great guide
Joseph_C, Apr 2022
Hugh was very upbeat and informative. He knows the area well and stopped to speak about each site that we visited along the tour. If you’ve never ridden a Segway it’s a lot of fun and gets you to destinations quickly. Thanks again Joe Sherri and Mike.
A must do tour!!
Dana_L, Apr 2022
Tour was very interesting and fun!! I felt very comfortable with our tour guide, great experience 😊

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