Whether it’s a Cinderella night, or just a day out with the family, many romantic types adore a good old fashioned horse-drawn carriage ride. Dallas/Fort Worth holds a certain charm for both locals and visitors: It’s still big Texas, but these cities are just country enough to feel like home, sweet home. Here are some local carriage companies where you can snuggle up with your honey or grab a group tour.
Circle G Carriages
Price: $35 for around 15 minutes standard/$45 for extended tour/west end and historical downtown Dallas $125 an hour/art district tours $75 for 30 minutes
Let Circle G take you around the world in a historical or art district tour of Dallas, or through the Victory Park neighborhood. Carriages normally accommodate four to six average-sized adults, but the company keeps a 12-passenger wagon available as well. Let Circle G’s more than 20 years of experience make a special event even more memorable this year.
Lotsa Spots Carriage Service
Price: $85 half-hour tours/$150 per hour
Wine and chocolates for additional fee
Lotsa Spots’ family wants to take care of your family. Carriages accommodate four to six adults, and wagonettes seat up to 12, so schedule a tour of Dallas, Addison or North Texas that the whole family is sure to remember.
Brazos Carriage Company
P.O. Box 315
Cleburne, TX 76033-0315
Price: Sundance Square Tours $35 per couple for 15 minutes/$85 for 30 minutes/$140 Fort Worth Water Gardens/$35 Dallas West End Tours/
Brazos offers a variety of carriages to accommodate four to six adults, 12-passenger surrey carriage rides, and rides in an 1889 Rockaway (Cinderella) carriage. Rides with or without reservations are offered Friday and Saturday evenings at the Carriage Stand in front of the Worthington Hotel at 140 W. Second Street in Sundance Square and in Dallas’ west end.
Related: Best of the Dallas Arts District
P.O. Box 555
Alvord, TX 76225
Price: $95 for 30 minutes/$25 for each additional quarter hour
Classic Carriages’ long-standing reputation in the area speaks for itself. Reserve a carriage for a party, proposal or private tour and cherish the memory for years to come. Carriages serve Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, holding four to six average-sized adults.
Happy Trails Carriage Service
Price: McKinney haunted and historic town tours $85 for the half hour/$150 for the hour.
A little on the kookier side, Happy Trails will provide a horse-drawn carriage for just about any occasion — including haunted tours. Wanna get fancy? The company’s rolling around in an 1890 Studebaker Surrey.
Ilene Jacobs is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.