Horse drawn carriages, New York City
ride around the central park in a horse drawn carriage! the cost of a 45 minute ride is a mindblowing $ 90 (expensive if you're just alone but very cheap is your're four as you can divide it by $ 25 per person including the tip. As for me, guilty as charged for spending an easy $ 100 including tip on a classic carriage ride around parts of the humongous central park. they also offer 20 minute rides for just $ 45 but it will not reach you much of the central park area. you can choose which carriage to ride since the horse carriages are scattered around the central park area.
Okay, so this really isn't a transportation tip, more like a "tourist tip". The carriage rides located near Central Park may be a good way to just sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely ride around the park.
It's a romantic and special way to travel around the park.
Carriages tend to concentrate around and within Central Park. Passengers can generally find a seat in a buggy (usually at Grand Army Plaza, the southeast corner of the Park) more readily than they might in a city cab, but the price is much higher. Drivers will discuss the length of the ride, where it goes, the cost per person, and all the other particulars, but for romance and romantics, be wary. After so many circuits, the horses know the way themselves, leaving the driver to occupy himself with a morning paper or a Gameboy until the ride is finished. Such practices at the helm seem to my mind to reduce the sentimentality of the ride.
Phone: (212) 246-0520
never take it. unless you like to inhale horse pong and smell like you dipped yourself in eau de horse after your ride. two feet is better than four.
I was never on one of these tours, but for 30 dollars (or thereabouts) you can travel around Central Park. They can be found at the Park entrance near the Plaza.
Horse & Carriage -
Well, it might not be the best way to get around the city, but you gotta admit, it's classy.