Horse-drawn carriages bespeak elegance and luxury, whereas pictures of carriages drawn by a horse are sloppy and indicate a horse that doesn't know its artistic limits. Enjoy the art of the ride with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a private Victorian carriage ride for two from Kansas City Carriages (a $50 value). Availability may be limited, and Groupon users must call ahead to make a reservation.
Kansas City Carriages' smartly suited drivers usher passengers through the picturesque Country Club Plaza. The approximately 20-minute jaunt leisurely trots past the plaza's myriad gurgling fountains, bustling tulip beds, and mustachioed clock towers. Equinophiles or the horse-curious can spend time before the ride meeting the docile beasts, petting their manes, or posing for photos.
For an additional $10 per group, riders can upgrade to the Cinderella carriage, a coach festooned with lights and garland to replicate the iconic cartoon pumpkin, perfect for an elegant night out or escaping gourd uprisings undetected. Some carriages hold up to 12 passengers, and additional riders can be accommodated for an extra $10 per adult or $5 per child. Carriage rides run Thursday–Saturday.
Country Club Plaza
400 Nichols Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64112