Chicago is a beautiful city, so why not explore it in a unique and special way - we are talking about a horse and carriage ride!
Antique Coach & Carriage Rides have been giving families these iconic experiences for over 30 years. Whilst they do cater for a lot of events, they also run City Tours where you can not only learn of the local history and you trot through the streets, but you can absorb the atmosphere of a time gone by.
Taking you through some of Chicago's most picturesque neighborhoods at a gentle pace, you can really take in the sights as the clip-clopping of hooves on the pavement add to the visceral experience.
Your tours start at Water Tower Park, and take you through the Magnificent Mile. However, they also offer for families to choose their own route if they wish to choose the sights they have the most passion for - so let them know if you have any special requests.
Antique Coach & Carriage Rides also offer a number of other rides, including lakefront journeys along Lake Michigan and an architecture based ride. Their seasonal Christmas ride of the Chicago loop to see the Christmas tree at Richard M. Daley Center and the Marshall Field's building decorations also provides a magical and memorable day.
So saddle up kids, we're off to see Chicago from a whole new perspective!
City Tour: $80 for 30 minutes (4 per carriage) $120 for 1 hr (per carriage) / $200 for 60 minutes. Additional passengers are $5 each, with a maximum of six in the carriage.
Can be included in the 4 person carriage price.
There are plenty of places to grab something to eat in the area before or after your ride!
You can book City Tours online ahead to time to secure your spot!
An opportunity to walk through the local history of neighbourhood attractions in a fun and engaging way
Once in the carriage you won't need to be mobile, but give them a call if you have questions about getting in the carriage. Their website also details their loving care of their horses for anyone concerned
The carriages hold a maximum of 6 people