Husband and I splurged and bought the 2-hour beach tour and it was worth every penny! I was a little apprehensive, but the leaders did a good job of giving us hands-on training in front of their shop before we left. The Segway was actually easier to ride/control once we got onto the sidewalk part of the tour rather than the small area in front of the shop. Josh was our guide and he was knowledgable and hilarious! We forgot to bring our camera, but he very generously offered to snap our photo with his phone and then emailed it to me. We looked like total dorks and our teenagers were completely embarassed but it was fun! Most of our tour was on the wide sidewalks along the beach or on quiet side streets of Montecito. A few times we had to ride in the bike lanes of busy streets and cross through busy intersections and that was a bit harrowing. But the other guide who brought up the rear of our group would zoom ahead of us and stop traffic for us. I'm returning to Santa Barbara later in the fall with my friends for a Girls' Weekend and we plan on doing this together. This excursion is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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