Horse Carriage Ride in Central ParkBuy tickets now
With a horse carriage ride in Central Park, you will tour the park in a horse-drawn carriage. Taking a carriage tour is a very nice and romantic way to experience Central Park. You will explore the bridges, fountains and statues that make the park one of the main highlights of New York. Furthermore, you can imagine being part of the “old” New York, when the wealthy citizens were transported by carriages.
Horse ride in Central Park
The carriage ride takes 15 or 45 minutes. In that time you will not be able to see the entire park – it is just too big for that – but you do go by the most beautiful places and attractions. While the horse gently pulls the carriage, and you hear the wheels softly rattling, the driver tells you about the history of Central Park and its many attractions. Did you know that the park was so rocky that the architects imported soil from New Jersey to be able to plant trees? And that the park in its entirety has been laid down, with the exception of the rocks that have been here for millions of years? The drivers have a lot of experience, sometimes even decades, and can tell you a lot about the park. Do not hesitate to ask any questions! Most of the drivers also have (photo) books in their carriage so you can see how certain places looked a hundred years ago.
Celebrities in Central Park
The ride is certainly not only a history lesson. From the carriage, you get to see the many ways that the New Yorkers now make use of the park. You might just see live tango lessons, a pop concert, a wedding or a baseball game. If you are lucky you will even see one of the many celebrities that often go jogging such as Snoop Dogg and Sarah Jessica Parker. The driver will stop anywhere you want so you can get out and walk around or take photos. Four adults fit in the carriage (two children below the age of 7 are considered one adult) so you can also take a ride with the entire family. If you just want a romantic ride with two people, or to arrange a marriage proposal: the drivers have enough experience with that too.
After purchasing, you will receive a voucher that you can print or show on your phone.
- Price: From A$110 per carriage
- Duration: 15 or 45 minutes
- Extra: Max 4 adults per carriage. Carriage is always private