The easiest way to get around the Grand Strand also happens to be the most fun. Myrtle Beach Segway, the only place in town to ride these personal transportation devices, provides Segway rentals and tours for visitors looking for a unique way to spend a day. For those unfamiliar with the Segway, it's a two-wheeled electric vehicle that allows riders to stand and glide their way around town. In addition to offering training with every rental, Myrtle Beach Segway also offers tours and excursions to make riding even more enjoyable. See the Strand on one of these state-of-the-art, stand-up scooter. Located in Market Common, an urban-style shopping, dining and entertainment complex on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, Myrtle Beach Segway is surrounded by interesting places to explore. Cruise down the sidewalks of the shopping district and zip along the pathways in Valor Park to enjoy the fun and convenience of a Segway. For a full day of fun, sign up for a Myrtle Beach Segway tour. The outfitter currently offers three different options – Market Common, Huntington Beach State Park, and the Scavenger Hunt. Hosted by experienced guides, the tours are designed to fit each group's tastes – whether it’s a day of shopping, exploring the outdoors or friendly competition. The Market Common tour takes riders around the entire complex for a little shopping and a lot of sightseeing. Take a spin through the former Air Force Base and the World War II-era structures that still stand today, and visit War Bird Park, where actual-sized models of the airplanes that used to call this base home are displayed. Once you are comfortable on your Segway, head over to the park and practice some trick moves. The Huntington Beach tour takes guests to one of the most scenic places on the Grand Strand. Located in the Lowcountry of Murrells Inlet, this 350-acre park is filled with the wonders of the South Carolina coast – tidal swamps and salt marshes, lush landscapes of maritime forests, and beautiful white-sand beaches with towering dunes. Visit Atalaya castle, ride along the bike trails and enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach. The Scavenger Hunt offers a little good-natured competition among your group to find the markers hidden throughout Market Common. Can you crack the clues and find the hidden objects you need to be the first one to complete the task? This is a fun excursion for larger groups and corporate outings. For experienced riders who don't need or want a tour guide, Myrtle Beach Segway also caters to you. In fact, patrons can have Segways delivered directly to The Breakers or the location of your choice for some self-guided touring around Myrtle Beach. What easier way to get around the downtown district, cruise along Ocean Boulevard and see Myrtle Beach's Golden Mile? One ride and you may be spoiled for life. Segways are environmentally green vehicles that hold a battery charge for entire day if needed. Unlike gas-powered scooters and battery-draining golf carts, Segways will not leave you high and dry so you don’t have to worry about being stuck or stranded. Learning to handle it is like, well, riding a bike. As soon as you master the basic controls, you can do it for life. Myrtle Beach Segway offers hourly, daily and weekly terms and each rental comes with a safety helmet and basic instruction to get your road ready. Reservations for tours or rentals are recommended. To book a tour or for more information, call Myrtle Beach Segway at 843-477-0800, go to their website at www.mbsegway.com, or drop in the store on Howard Avenue. (Posted: 3/5/15)
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