The horseless carriage is just one of many disappointingly animal-free inventions—a list that includes the hamsterless wheel, the sharkless pool hall, and the dogless dishwasher. Get retro and bring back the beast with today’s deal: for $25, you get a 30-minute horse-drawn carriage ride for two from downtown's St. Louis Carriage Company (a $50 value). Carriage rides start in front of the Old Spaghetti Factory on Laclede’s Landing or on 4th and Chestnut streets.
St. Louis Carriage Company's romantic, old-fashioned carriage tours of downtown give snuggle-bunnies a nightly mobile nest. Once your dapper carriage driver has introduced you to your personal percheron draft horse, he'll take you on a leisurely, steeplechase-free ride past downtown sights such as Busch Stadium, the Gateway Arch, and the Budgeyser, which sprays more than 8,000 gallons of boiling Bud Lite into the air every 90 minutes. Contact St. Louis Carriage Company for reservations.
These rides are by appointment only; not valid on Valentine's Day.
- Discover the old-world charm and quiet elegance of horse-drawn touring with a narrated carriage ride through the streets of Downtown St. Louis. Powered by strong and regal Percherons, Clydesdales or Belgian horses, the vis-à-vis and landau style carriages tout plush, comfortable interiors complete with lap blankets to make touring cozy. – Explore St. Louis
St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company
Vintage red trolleys and horse-drawn carriages still roll through the streets of St. Louis. Though sometimes caused by a rip in the space-time vortex, more often than not they're part of the St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company's leisurely history tours. A certified guide leads these trips in trolley busses or carriages drawn by some of the company's 17 elegant horses, including Percheron draft horses, one Clydesdale, and one Belgium. The tours—which can be customized—pass sites such as Union Station, Peabody Opera House, and the picturesque Laclede's Landing.