Florida Explore, Trips October 28, 2016
These 8 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides In Florida Are Pure Magic
There’s no better way to tour some of our historic cities than with a horse-drawn carriage ride. It’s a delightful treat for the whole family or a great way to impress a date. Next time you’re in town, try one of these magical, romantic carriage rides and learn more about the beauty and history of some of Florida’s most charming towns.
1. St. Augustine Transfer Company
The St. Augustine Transfer Company is the oldest tour company in the nation's oldest city, operating since 1877. Whether for a tour of the city or a special occasion, the St. Augustine Transfer Company will make your day special.
2. Grand Oaks Resort & Carriage Museum, Weirsdale
This beautiful resort is a horse lover's paradise. Not only can you take a carriage ride through the rolling hills in the shadow of ancient oak trees, there's even a carriage museum. Come for a day trip or spend the night in one of their 18 homes and cottages or your own RV.
3. St. Petersburg Carriages
How does a romantic evening carriage ride along the beach sound? Could anything be more romantic? This company has carriages giving nightly tours in downtown St. Petersburg as well as different styles available for weddings, anniversaries, dates, or any special occasion.
4. Wind Chase Farm Private Carriage Tours, Stuart
These 30-minute narrated tour will make you fall in love with this charming, historic city in South Florida.
5. Horse Country Carriage Co & Tours, Ocala
Take an hour-long scenic tour through beautiful Horse Country. Learn about several farms that produced famous horses in the area and several different kinds of horses.
6. Country Carriages, St. Augustine
Another tour in charming St. Augustine, Country Carriages give glimpses of the city's 450 years of history in 40 to 45 minutes. If you'd prefer a quiet (and more romantic) ride, they are also available. If you plan your carriage ride to coincide with the city's Nights of Lights celebration, when its adorned with milions of tiny lights, you'll be in for a spectacular night.
7. Walt Disney World Carriage Rides
Here's something magical you might not have thought of doing last time you were at Disney World. Relax and enjoy a 25-minute ride along one of two available routes, either through the forest of Fort Wilderness or along the riverside of Port Orleans. During December, there are also holiday "sleigh" rides through the Fort Wilderness campground.
8. Amelia Island Carriages, Fernandina Beach
Amelia Island Carriages strives to make wishes come true. They will pick you up in their luxurious white carriage at almost any location in historic downtown Fernandina Beach for a sightseeing tour of the town's gorgeous Victorian homes, shops, and restaurants.
Have you taken any of these carriage rides? What’s your favorite kind of tour in Florida?
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