beach_ftdesoto4Visit St Petersburg/Clearwater

The urge to explore is strong. Sometimes it can be a very singular experience and other times in a group. But who knew there were so many waysto join a guided tour and learn more about a destination? It turns out that it’s possible to tour on foot, by bike, on a Segway and even on the water.

At a loss for what to suggest to friends, family and clients? Take heart – we’ve got you covered.

Explore On Foot

Enjoy the beauty of Florida’s Fort De Soto Park (in the St. Petersburg area) with a family-friendly, free one-hour nature walk.

In Largo, take a guided small group tour through The Florida Botanical Gardens of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants. Learn how the same plants can survive under different light and water conditions.

Along Florida’s Gulf Coast, there are guided hiking tours through the Brooker Creek Preserve with an expert who can discuss ecological changes. Nearby, nature experts lead guided hikes through Weedon Island Preserve’s coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems.

St. Petersburg Preservation guided walking tours cover some of Florida’s best examples of Mediterranean-Revival style architecture including properties located on the National Historic Register.

Near St. Augustine, take a guided tour at the Florida Agricultural Museum, where historic buildings were reassembled to replicate colonial Florida life during the late 1800s. Groups of 10 or more should schedule a tour at least a week in advance.

Follow the painted red line along Boston’s Freedom Trail, a four-kilometre historic walking trail that tells the story of the American Revolution in its original setting. A Freedom Trail Player, a knowledgeable guide dressed in 18th-century costume, leads walking tours.

Explore the history of the buildings and the culture of the Dallas Arts District on a 90-minute architecture walking tour. The trained guides delve into the architectural detail of the district.

Explore On Two Wheels

Near Hollywood, Florida, Kewl Bicycle Tours provides four guided eco-adventure tours through mazes of history, fun and culture. Active travellers will bike along safe roadways, beautiful beaches and eco-mangroves.

Rob’s Radical Rides specializes in exclusive tours of St. Petersburg’s downtown area on fun e-bikes (electric bikes that make the pedalling easier). Zoom along the gorgeous waterfront parks, past the Dali and other museums.

Experience Key Biscayne – the southern most barrier island of the United States – on a naturalist-guided bike trip with Key Biscayne Bike Adventure.

Explore By Segway

Myrtle Beach Segway offers Segway tours of beautiful Myrtle Beach State Park and Market Common shopping and dining district.

Glide around downtown Fort Worth with Cowtown Segway Tours. Tours visit Trinity Park, downtown area or the famous Stockyards as knowledgeable guides add a narrative with wireless radios, pointing out architectural and historic landmarks along the way.

In northeast Florida, Eco-Motion Segway Tours guide visitors along the trails of Fort George Island Cultural State Park, through more than 6,000 years of natural, historical and cultural treasures on the island.

Enjoy one-hour Segway tours and take in the sights of Fort Lauderdale’s beach area with M.Cruz Rentals. Very popular for corporate and business events.

Explore On The Water

Ocean Force Adventures lead two-hour, exciting Zodiac RIB adventure sightseeing boat tours through Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay. From the water you can see Biscayne National Park, Ocean Drive’s Art Deco skyline, celebrity mansions, Port of Miami, Cape Florida Lighthouse and the historic Miami River.

Tour the Florida Everglades on the “Miccosukee Indian Heritage Tour” with Dragonfly Expeditions’ expert Native American guides. Only accessible by airboat, the tour stops at a historic Miccosukee island camp.

St. Augustine EcoTours offers daily kayak tours along the bayfront and into the salt marshes where guides teach paddlers about the city’s exciting maritime heritage and ecology.

Ripple Effect Ecotours near St. Augustine offers an eco-friendly expedition along the area’s coastal habitats onboard a vegetable oil-powered boat that uses a sustainable, renewable and recycled fuel source with a 50-per cent reduction in carbon emissions. They also offer naturalist guided, eco-educational kayak tours.

Explore The Spirit World

The Fort Worth Stockyards Ghost Tour covers some Fort Worth history, a little folklore and many fascinating ghost stories. Tours of the stockyards run year round and are offered by Cowtown Winery.

In St. Augustine, Segs by the Sea offers hauntingly fun tours by night along the alleyways and back streets of the oldest city in the U.S.