Carriage Rides, New Orleans
Don't you think horse and carriage rides add an element of romance when traveling? I can still recall a carriage ride we took in Bermuda one evening, with the crickets signaling our presence and the heady scent of Bouganvillea hanging in the air.
However, I've never taken a mule and carriage ride which is what you'll see in New Orleans. Due to the intense heat and humidity in warmer months, horses were replaced by mules who seem to be hardier and bothered less by these factors.
A half hour ride through the French Quarter costs $60 for up to four people or $120 for an hour's jaunt about town. A visit to the Garden District costs $180 for an hour and a half ride for four passengers; 8 total passengers can be included at $20 per person.
Many visitors chose to see New Orleans by this means and judging from their smiles, it looked to be a good choice!
Hours are 8:30am-midnight daily
You can catch a mule carriage at Jackson Square on Decatur Street, near Cafe du Monde.
Queued in front of Jackson Square are several mule-drawn carriages offering guided tours of the French Quarter. The drivers offer historic and folkloric perspective while incorporate personal anecdotes. When asked politely, they are more than willing to take or add some of you must-see sights.
This mode of travel works really well when it's raining (which can be often depending on the season) as most carriages are covered.
The cost is around $25.00 to $30.00 per person.
I thought it would be great to do this but Rob didnt want to. I also heard that it was alittle pricey. I dont know how much it is but it did look like fun.
I also saw a sign that they accept credit card here too.
Mostly I saw the horse and carriage in the French Quarter and there were a ton of them by Cafe Du Monde.