The horse and buggy was a popular method of early transportation, far surpassing the bug and buggy, which could barely move and was often destroyed by squeamish gunslingers. Saddle up with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a romantic carriage ride for two from Elegant Carriages in Covington, Kentucky (a $99 value). The ride includes the following:
- 30-minute carriage ride for two people (a $50 value)
- Valentine's add-on package (a $49 value), which includes the following:
- One rose
- One box of Godiva chocolates
- One photograph
- Bring-your-own-champagne privileges
Riders steep in a fairy-tale atmosphere as they ogle historical 19th-century byways from Elegant Carriage's exquisite horse-drawn carriages. Couples climb aboard an open-air carriage to pose for a picture, putting on their best kissy faces to yield a print ideal for placing in a scrapbook or mailing to an old driving-school flame. Then, dapper equestrian enthusiasts maneuver through the streets of MainStrasse Village as charges gaze at the Old-World décor of the restored German neighborhood. Sleekly groomed steeds clip and clop along cobblestone walkways as they move along the route, which is carefully guided to ensure maximum safety and sightseeing surprises. As patrons canoodle in the carriage and sip on champagne brought from home, they clutch a single rose that symbolizes everlasting love and pick from a box of Godiva chocolates, which represents Cupid's hatred of gummy worms.