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History, Culture, and Adventure on Wheels: Dallas Scooter Tour Highlights

Out and About on Two Wheels – Exploring the Many Neighborhoods of Dallas

The Dallas cityscape, a vast panorama from White Rock Lake to Old East Dallas and beyond, comes alive with the thrill of a Dallas scooter tour. Navigating through Deep Ellum, downtown’s skyscrapers, and the Bishop Arts District on two wheels offers a unique, fun-filled perspective. Guided by knowledgeable tour guides, it’s the perfect way to explore the city’s hidden gems and vibrant thoroughfares. Who wouldn’t enjoy the wind in their hair while cruising through downtown on a Dallas scooter tour?

In-City Wheels offers several different versions of a classic Dallas scooter tour and scooters available to rent by the hour or day if you prefer to set off on your own. Whether you do a solo mission or join one of their well-reviewed tours, their storefront and start/end point for all their tours are less than a mile from our Dallas bed and breakfast, so add some unique fun and two-wheeled Dallas adventure to your stay.

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A Variety of Dallas Scooter Tour Options and What to Expect

Before you head out on a day full of Dallas sightseeing, start your day off getting nourished and caffeinated with our Classic Bed and Breakfast Special, featuring tasty croissants, fruit, yogurt, and coffee (we recommend eating in the Gaston Garden, a delightful place any time of day, but especially in the more cool morning hours). Head over to In-City Wheels, walkable in less than 20 minutes or an easy drive, where you’ll meet your Dallas scooter tour guide and get prepped for your two-hour expedition through the city. In-City provides you with water, a helmet, and instructions on how to operate their scooters, including a test drive around the block and a breakdown of how to follow hand signals given by the guide during your outing. Even if you’ve never ridden a scooter, you’ll get the hang of it quickly, as their “fat tire” design makes them extra stable and easy to maneuver.

Their standard scooter tours are two hours long, with the option of going during the daytime or after dark, with an extra $10 charge for nighttime outings. Daytime tours begin at 10 am, 1 pm, and 4 pm, while the evening tour rolls out at 7 pm. The daytime is excellent on non-summer days (Dallas heat is no joke, especially in midafternoon in July or August), while the evenings are ideal for an out-of-the-ordinary date night. At night, you’ll get a different view of downtown, including the Dallas Reunion Tower lit up grandly and the two famous “Margaret” bridges gorgeously illuminated as you cross over the Trinity River. During all of December, they also offer a special Christmas Lights tour, done on e-bikes rather than scooters, and they’ll provide you with hot cocoa and a snuggly hoodie to keep warm as you tour the most noteworthy and extravagant holiday lights throughout the neighborhoods of Dallas.

What You’ll See As You Scoot – From Deep Ellum to Downtown and Everything In Between

Your tour will start in Deep Ellum, one of Dallas’s most lively districts, with endless music venues, craft breweries, and street art on seemingly every wall. As you zip along the history-lined streets of Deep Ellum and the neighboring Arts District, watch for the 130 murals with whimsical, psychedelic, political, and uniquely Lone Star State themes. The In-City tour guides know the Dallas art landscape inside out and will take you to the most impressive murals, like the 150-foot-wide “Power of Love,” newly painted in 2021 on the Luminary Building and worthy of a post on your Instagram feed.

You’ll also cruise through the downtown district, including quick stops at the Farmers Market (at 26,000 square feet, it’s not your average small-town market) and the Dealey Plaza, the site of JFK’s assassination and the location of the Sixth Floor Museum, a must-visit on a different day for history buffs. You’ll also pass by the impossible-to-miss Giant Eyeball sculpture, one of the wildest and “eye-catching” public art pieces in the whole city. After getting a short introduction to Klyde Warren Park on your tour, you’ll want to return on a different night to experience the Nancy Best Fountain’s free light show, when water, lights, and music combine to create a stunning display nightly.

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Dallas Scooter Tour Details and Tips

If you know the city layout well and want to do a self-guided tour, In-City offers scooter rentals by the hour, which get cheaper per hour the longer your rental window (half-day and full-day are the best values). Whether you rent a scooter solo-style or join a tour, note that you must present a valid driver’s license. For those in your group without a license, their scooters have second passenger seats on the back, which can accommodate those under 16 years old as long as they are over 4 feet tall.

Their tours are all popular, especially the limited versions like the Christmas Lights outings, so make your reservation online as soon as you know the dates you’ll be visiting. Weekdays generally have more availability, and as an added perk, they offer 20% off tours on Monday through Friday using code TOUR20. However you choose to scoot in and around Dallas, it will surely be a blast and make your sightseeing memorable.

Stay with us and explore the city on a fun-filled Dallas scooter tour!

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