I've been to Washington a few times and have seen many of the main attractions, but never like this! Three of us went on a tour with a larger group. We were given ample training on the Segways at the shop, plus a "hands-on" tryout at the park across the street from the shop. Although I'd never ridden a Segway before, I felt completely ready to get out and go with the tour.
We had two guides who were well-informed and interesting. They kept things moving while keeping all of us where we needed to be. There is some riding on streets, but that is mostly in bike lanes. The rest is mostly on wide sidewalks.
I have to say, this is the most fun I've had in a long time in terms of sight-seeing! We did have a lightly warm day, and the ride gave a light breeze. We went to many of the main monument areas, although not right up to them. It was easy to see and usually stop and photograph any of the monuments along the way.
I would highly recommend Capital Segway Tours as a way to see the mall area. They were very professional yet kept the tour fun and informative. If you have never seen the monuments, this is a good way to get a quick look and get a "lay of the land." If you have seen many of them, as I have, this is a good way to get a refresher on them and to see many of them in one tour. AND, you cover a lot of ground without getting tired. The tour is about two hours, though, so you'll want to set aside time and be ready for that. For us, this was a perfect afternoon activity.
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