U.S. Travel — New York
New York City Attractions
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
in Central Park
59th Street Central Park South
(between 5th & 6th Avenues,
across from The Plaza Hotel)
"Hansom Cab" Rides
Give your weary feet a rest and take a leisurely Horse & Buggy
ride through New York's Central Park it's one of
the most romantic... and popular ways to see the most famous park in the world.
We've enjoyed several carriage rides over the years — Spring and Fall are nice when the weather is more temperate. Winter time can be very romantic, cuddling under warm blankets.
Where to Find the
You don't need to book in advance to take a Carriage Ride (unless you want to
book the Private
Carriage Ride and Central Park Dinner).
5th & 6th Avenues), at the southern end of Central Park, across from the
Plaza Hotel. Most of these beautiful horses
are born and bred in Amish
Carriage Ride Hours
NOTE: No reservations are necessary.
Hansom Cab Rides are available year-round although fewer carriages run
(when it's cold) and August (when it's sizzling outside).
Rule of thumb is if it's "one degree above
90" or "one degree below 20", they
don't operate. FYI,
during the chilly winter months, blankets are available.
Carriage Ride Policies
Carriages seat up to 4 people per ride. Pets are allowed. Gift Certificates
are also available.
Carriage Ride Prices
Rides are approximately $50* (plus tip) for the first 20-30-minute ride and $20* for each additional
15 minutes. Longer rides are
negotiable. There is no tax charged. The cost
per carriage ride... not per person. Note: Reservations are required for pre-arranged carriage rides (approx 40 minutes to 2 1/2 hours long).
*NOTE: Prices may vary (and are subject to change), so be sure to ask
prior to boarding the carriage.
Horse Drawn Carriage Posters
Outside Central Park
Carriage rides are usually not permitted outside Central Park,
however, it's up to the individual carriage drivers to make exceptions.
We've seen carriages in the Theater District and
Times Square at night, so it's worth asking, but don't count on it.