Central Park carriages are a New York City vacation classic, featured in countless movies and shows. Available to visitors year-round, horse-drawn carriages can be found lined up along Central Park South, at 59th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Marriage proposals are frequently made during a carriage ride in the romantic park. Ask to be taken to Bethesda Terrace, Cherry Hill and Bow Bridge.
The Cherry Hill Fountain at Cherry Hill in Central Park was designed by Jacob Wrey Mould, Calvert Vaux's assistant, in 1860s. The fountain features a sculpted bluestone basin, frosted glass globes for lighting, and golden ornaments at the fountain's top. In the middle of the fountain, black and golden cups overflow with water. At the time of its creation, Cherry Hill was intended to be a scenic turn-around for carriages and the fountain a drinking fountain for horses. Today, Cherry Hill Fountain is surrounded by a circle of benches where visitors rest on their walk though Central Park.
For special occasions, visitors can book various carriage styles, sizes and colors. Carriage rides are a romantic idea for honeymooners. For more information, call 212-736-0680 or visit www.centralparkcarriages.com.