McKinney Tours

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Come explore the wonders of historic downtown McKinney, Texas, in style! We are the Official Carriage Company of McKinney. Come learn about the history as Shannon tells you things not only found in books, but also stories from the residents themselves. She can also tell you about the many ghosts in town in one of her haunted tours. Happy Trails is also proud to be the carriage service of the historic district the can pick up and drop off within a 1 and 1/2 mile radius of the square.

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, McKinney is filled with mansions from the turn of the 20th Century like the Heard-Craig and Carriage Houses, quaint antique shops, fine art galleries, wineries such as Landon Winery and Lone Star where you can experience wine tasting or even make your own special vintage!

First-class spas and salons dot the square where you can enjoy being pampered, fine upscale restaurants allow you to enjoy quality cuisine, book stores, the magic store, the Grand Hotel, specialty shops and more await your pleasure!

Carriage tours are available by appointment only, weather permitting. Click on the “Contact Us” button to request an appointment, or call us for more details!

Local businesses that we highly recommend have links to their web sites below and in our “Links” page.

McKinney Bed and Breakfast–  So, you think you might want to get away for a night or 5? Call or text! 214-808-6727or visit 

Spa Esoteric
The ultimate in relaxation for mind, body and spirit! We offer packages for waxing,manicures,pedicures,massage,facials and body treatments.

The Surrey House

Located in historic downtown McKinney, Texas, the Surrey House is an elegant old home used for private events such as weddings, receptions, parties and business conferences.

Chestnut Square
Chestnut Square Historical Park is a collection of seven historic houses and buildings dating from the 1850’s. The Chestnut Square Chapel and Chapel Gardens present the perfect backdrop for your wedding and reception.

The Grand Hotel


The Bingham House Bed & Breakfast

The Bingham House specializes in seeing that dreams come true. The historic house offers a wide variety of atmospheres to host your special event. You are sure to find one of our special vignettes to be an ideal scene for the perfect wedding.

Heard-Craig House
The Heard-Craig House, built in 1900, is one of the most beautifully preserved historic homes in North Texas. The gracious hospitality of the Heard family made this residence a center of social, business, art and literary activities.

Cafe Malaga
Just off the beautiful Historic Downtown Square where Poppy’s used to be in McKinney, Texas, Cafe Malaga offers the fantastic, refreshing tastes of the Mediterranean in a cozy relaxed setting.While the atmosphere may be relaxed the quality of service is never compromised.

Rick’s Chop House

Chop-block tabletops and deep leather booths where guests can dine nightly under the soft glow of gas lanterns, rich mahogany walls, and iron chandeliers…let Chef Brian Sommers prepare for you a sumptuous Louisiana-style meal, relax in the Grand Bar while listening to live music being played on the baby grand piano…a touch of elegant sophistication that rounds out the historic art district!

Landon Winery
Enjoy fine wine tasting, relax with a bottle of the grape, have a label custom crafted for your special occasion, or even create your own unique vintage! Located on the square in historic downtown McKinney, Texas.

Special Events
Second Saturdays are special in McKinney, whether it is the art, shopping or entertainment that brings you to the county seat of Collin County.

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