Horse-drawn carriage rides back in June

The Balboa Village Business Improvement District plans to offer horse-drawn carriage rides in June, continuing a program that it launched over the holidays and piloted again this spring.

From 2 to 6 p.m. every Sunday from June 2 to 30, the district will host 10-minute carriage rides around the seaside neighborhood. During those hours, a steel drum band will also perform at the gazebo by the boardwalk at Main Street.

According to Leslie Perovich, the marketing and development director for ExplorOcean and a volunteer with the district, the route begins at the flagpole by the pier and continues down Main, Bay Avenue and Palm Street. Admission for the ride is $5 but free for children 5 and younger.

Perovich said her group is keeping the program going because of residents' enthusiasm.

"At Christmastime, there was a line from the time we started to the time we left," she said.

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—Michael Miller

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