By Kara Franker

Explore the history and beauty of Fort Lauderdale by rolling through the city on a special Segway tour.

And sweeten the deal with a Riverside Hotel package, including an overnight stay at the historic Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Blvd.


Enjoy historical stories of a bygone era while riding the fun and easy-to-use vehicle, perfect for the whole family. The 1.5-hour tour includes many scenic spots for photo opps including:

  • Historic Stranahan House (shown below)
  • Sailboat Bend and Lewis Landing
  • Riverwalk Historic District
  • Rio Abreu Park and Mediterranean Revival architecture
  • Cooley Massacre site
  • Many other beautiful stops

Tours are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. and include your choice of a self-guided or docent tour of the Fort Lauderdale History Center campus, including the Historic New River Inn.

And for an overnight getaway, the historic Riverside Hotel, located on lively Las Olas Boulevard, offers the tour plus an overnight escape for two. The package is ideal for adventure lovers or those seeking to tour the charming neighborhoods and views of the city’s New River on a Segway.


You'll check into the Riverside Hotel, which boasts beautiful marina views in a relaxed and charming Florida-style setting. Featuring two restaurants, a beautiful lobby bar, vintage pub, heated outdoor swimming pool and on-property boat dockage, the Riverside is only minutes from the beach.

The Segway to the Riverside Hotel package includes:

  • Double occupancy accommodations in a deluxe room
  • Heart of Fort Lauderdale Segway Tours for two
  • Two drinks of guests’ choice at the Riverside Hotel
  • Free overnight valet parking

Directions to Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Riverside Hotel packages start at $259 per night and include the Segway tour. If you only book the tour, it's $89.95 for adults and children ages 12 and up. To book either the tour or the hotel package, call 954-304-5746 or visit

Photos courtesy of Doug Castanedo for the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. 

For this and other tips on Florida tours, go to VISIT FLORIDA's official tours guide.


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