Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Giddy-Up ~ In Style!

From a bygone era, steeped in elegance and partially for show as well as transportation, horse drawn carriages were commonly seen in cities around the country. Now you too can have a taste of that splendid time. When searching around the net for something ENTIRELY unrelated, I ran across one on Horse Drawn Carriage Rides. That one link led me to so many more and I thought I’d list some of them here for you.

In Alabama, step back in time to the era of the Southern Belle in the carriages provided by folks at Five Point Carriages. The pictures on this site are to die for and you’ll be wanting to step aboard for one of their special package offers. They have carriages for just about any occasion. Ooooh, I wanna go there!

Horse drawn carriage rides in downtown Chicago, Illinois? You bet !! With J.C. Cutter’s, Ltd. They not only do special occasions, but they have half-hour and hour tours of Chicago. What an elegant way to view that historic city! This site is very diversified and extremely educational. Do wander about. Hey, you can even BUY a carriage from them! They also do outlying areas around Chicago, so click on that button too.

If you’re planning on travel to the New England area, then you must put this place at the top of your list for a carriage ride! Wood Acres Farm in Connecticut has it all. Carriages, sleighs … oh, boy! You’ll get to wander the backroads of picturesque and historic Connecticut. What a lovely addition to any vacation plans!

In Ocala, Tennessee, you'll find a plethora of fabulous carriages for just about every occasion. Take a look at their Cinderella Carriage!! WOO HOO! At Ocala Carriage & Tours, you can take a horse-drawn trolley or carriage ride through some of Marion County's finest horse farms. See Thoroughbreds, Tennessee Walkers, Paso Finos and Quarter Horses and much more.

Step back in time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when you contact the folks at the Philadelphia Carriage Company. Ah, the City of Brotherly Love and the seat of our very freedom! This site is fabulous. They have a great list of links for their city that will help you in any travel plans. Planning to drive to Philadelphia?? They even have online maps! They offer tours of just about any length and can customize whatever you want to see. The rates are extremely reasonable. Put this down on your list of to-do’s if you’re ever in the area.

Planning to make Honolulu, Hawaii your vacation destination this summer? Well, don’t overlook their horse drawn carriage rides. Check out our link to Honolulu Horse & Carriage! An elegant way to keep the tradition alive. Click on their link of Tours and take a look at that spectacular pic they have of their Honolulu City Lights Tour. Oh, boy!

Do a Google Search for Horse Drawn Carriage Rides ... bet you'll find something very close to where you live!

~ Marge ~

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