Rent a Scooter and Explore Like a Local

By , October 29, 2013 10:21 am

If you’re looking for a great new way to explore your favorite cities, then you might want to look into a scooter sightseeing adventure! An increasing number of cities have begun offering scooter rentals across the country. Not only are scooter adventures fun and relaxing, but they also let you experience new and old places in a whole new way.

If you’re visiting a city for the first time, a scooter rental can give you a great overview of the area and ensure that you don’t miss local sights on the backstreets. Scooter rentals are also a great way for residents to rediscover their city and explore neighborhoods they are less familiar with. At Funsherpa, we offer several exciting scooter packages to get you out, active, and exploring.

As you consider your first scooter rental, you’ll need to decide whether to choose a two-wheeled scooter or a three-wheeled scooter. Traditional two-wheeled scooters are fuel-efficient and great for short-distance riding. Although these resemble motorcycles, they are much less powerful and much slower. The less traditional three-wheeled scooters, or buggies, feature more comfortable seating and greater stability.


These are just a few of the best places in the country to rent a scooter :

Miami Beach, Florida

Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you cruise along the sandy shores of Miami Beach. You can scope out plenty of regional history, local art, and diverse culture as you zip along the backstreets and take in Miami’s unique neighborhoods. Both two-wheeled scooter and three-wheeled buggy scooters are available to rent for two hours or more.

Red Rock Canyon – Near Las Vegas, Nevada

There are few better ways to experience the breathtaking views of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon than from the seat of a three-wheeled scooter. You can sit alongside your travel companion and enjoy unobstructed views of  the mountains, valleys, and maybe even a few daring rock climbers along the way.

San Francisco, California

On a scooter, you can ride from the Golden Gate Bridge to Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf in a matter of minutes. Some local rental companies rent out two-wheeled scooters, four-wheeled scootcars, and even bicycles. Explore San Francisco at your own pace and take as many sightseeing stops as you like.

Austin, Texas

Explore the very best of quirky, southern charm on two-wheels! Most scooters for rent will go about 30-35 MPH. This is an exciting and stylish way to feel like a local in Austin, and downtown parking is free for scooters.


Tips For Your First Scooter Rental

  • Understand the hourly rates and pricing
  • Wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and a jacket on cool days
  • Always wear a helmet
  • Bring your driver’s license to the rental facility
  • Make sure you meet the height, weight, and age requirements
  • Inspect the scooter for damage before riding and take photos
  • Ask the rental facility about its gasoline fill-up policy

Photo credit: Ecoscooter AB via WikiMedia Commons; Beep via Flickr

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