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Balloon Ride

Ballooning in North America


The adventure at sunrise. From there we proceed to your launch site to inflate the hot air balloons. At lift off you enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande Valley while floating in the sky and sending greetings to earthbound Albuquerque folks below.
Rainbow Ryder Balloons
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE,
Albuquerque, 87113

Tel: (505) 823-1111


A hot air balloon ride over the vineyards of California can be one of the most romantic and memorable ballooning experiences. These often take place over Temecula's wine country and may be combined with a bi-planc flight. Wine tasting, bed and breakfast accommodations and winery tours may be offered as part of a package for exploring southern California by balloon.

D & D Ballooning
Temecula, CA
(800) 510-9000 - Phone (951) 303-0448

Hot air balloon rides are a popular activity in the USA, and there are many companies that offer them in various locations across the country. Some popular places to go hot air ballooning in the USA include:

  • Napa Valley, California: Known for its beautiful wine country, Napa Valley offers stunning views of vineyards, rolling hills and the surrounding mountains from a hot air balloon.

  • Sedona, Arizona: The red rock formations and stunning desert landscapes of Sedona make for a unique and beautiful hot air balloon experience.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual event that draws hundreds of hot air balloons from around the world. It's one of the most photographed events in the world.

  • The Finger Lakes region, New York: The Finger Lakes region offers picturesque views of lakes and rolling hills, making it a popular spot for hot air balloon rides.

  • The Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee: The Great Smoky Mountains offer a unique opportunity to see the park's wildlife and natural beauty from a hot air balloon.

These are just a few examples, many other states also offer hot air ballooning, such as Florida, Texas, Colorado, New Jersey and many more.

The USA is a vast and diverse country with many things to see and do.

Here are a few popular activities and attractions to consider:

  • National Parks: The USA has some of the most iconic and beautiful national parks in the world, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Visitors can hike, camp, and take in the natural beauty of these parks.

  • Cities: The USA has many world-renowned cities, such as New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco, each with their own unique culture, history and architecture. Visitors can explore museums, take in the skyline, and experience the local cuisine.

  • Beaches: The USA has many popular beaches, such as those in Florida, California, and Hawaii. Visitors can swim, surf, sunbathe, and enjoy the ocean view.

  • Skiing: The USA is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding destinations in the world, such as Lake Tahoe and Vail. Visitors can hit the slopes and enjoy the winter scenery.

  • Shopping: The USA is home to many world-renowned shopping destinations, such as Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and Fifth Avenue in New York City. Visitors can find anything from luxury goods to local souvenirs.

  • Amusement parks: The USA has many amusement parks, such as Disneyland and Universal Studios, which offer a wide range of thrilling rides and entertainment.

  • Events: The USA is home to many events, such as the Super Bowl, the NCAA basketball tournament, the Kentucky Derby, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Visitors can experience the excitement and energy of these events.

  • Food: The USA is home to a diverse array of cuisines, from classic American dishes to international cuisine. Visitors can find anything from world-renowned restaurants to local street food.

These are just a few examples, the USA offers a lot more, depending on the state and region you visit.