Chicago Horse and Carriage LTD
806 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago Horse and Carriage LTD is located on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Pearson Street (at the Water Tower) across the street from Borders Book Store and kitty-corner from Water Tower Place mall. Horse-drawn carriage rides are so romantic. (Why not pop the question on one? They have an engagement package and will even provide the flowers, sign, disposable camera and more!)
They are out there no matter what the weather and it is equally romantic whether the temperatures are cold or warm. Why not grab a hot chocolate from the Hersey’s Store or gourmet coffee first when it is cold! (Lap blankets will be provided when appropriate.) There are a variety of sight seeing options that couples may choose from in either open or closed carriages. There is something about the clip-clopping of hooves and the horse taking you on your tour of Chicago that makes this adventure one you don’t want to miss! Their tours include Buckingham, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, State Street, Michigan Avenue, Astor Street, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Christmas Tree and much more! (A professional photographer may be arranged by appointment too- with advance notice.)
Antique Coach & Carriage Co.
1538 W. Homer
Chicago, IL 60642
Antique Coach & Carriage Co. offers a unique option, they will arrange to pick you up and take you to any destination in the downtown or outlying areas. For a romantic surprise, have them pick you up at your hotel and deliver you to your dinner reservation. This may be especially romantic at Christmas time when the outdoor lights are up and you can arrange to go by the Daley Center (where the Christmas Tree is located) or various decked out locations in Chicago. With so much character and distinction these carriages and their drivers are dedicated to providing an exciting and delightful hoof-pounding tour like you’ve never been on before. Escape the everyday and try a romantic carriage ride tour of this wonderful city.
Note: Extreme weather conditions may make these rides not available – Carriages are not permitted to work if the weather is 15 degrees Fahrenheit or below, 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above or if there is a weather advisory.