How To Turn A Hot Air Balloon Trip Into A Perfect Date
Are you looking for new ideas for a fun and romantic date?
Read here to learn how to turn your hot air balloon trip into the perfect date.
Imagine this — it’s a cool, crisp Fall morning. Maybe there’s still a little warmth from summer but the skies are blue and clear.
Slowly, you find yourself floating up into that blue sky. As you look down at the resplendent foliage, you draw closer to your partner.
The solitude, the beauty, the excitement – everything comes together perfectly and you feel closer than ever before.
Seems like a dream, doesn’t it? When you go on a balloon trip, fantasy becomes reality.
The Basics Of A Balloon Trip
If a balloon trip sounds like a perfect date idea but you don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place. We’re going to walk you through everything you need to know about this exciting date possibility.
First, the basics.
A sunrise or sunset flight is most common and gives you the best views. You’ll drive to the balloon company’s headquarters where they’ll take you to the balloon.
Once there, you’ll watch them inflate. Before long, it will be time to climb in the basket and soar into the beautiful sky.
The whole thing takes about 2-3 hours.
Now that you know the bare bones of the experience, we’re going to share with you tips and tricks to make it an incredibly romantic experience.
What To Wear
Since you’ll be up in the sky, it’s smart to bring along a sweater or a light jacket. Layering is always a great idea since sun and wind conditions can affect temperature during the balloon trip.
Ladies, while we always want to look our best, wearing heels isn’t a great idea. Remember, you’ll be walking in a field and climbing into a wicker basket – leave the stilettos at home.
That being said, you’ll want to snap lots of pictures – not just of the beautiful scenery but of yourselves. What better way to remember your special day together?
Dress nicely and be ready for the camera.
Nervous about being up so high? Believe it or not, a balloon trip is the safest way to fly.
There are things that can happen during plane rides that don’t happen with balloons. If a plane breaks apart or fuel runs out, it’s almost guaranteed it will crash.
Balloons are very simple and lack tons of complicated moving parts that can fail. Plus, if a balloon runs out of fuel, it will simply glide back down to the ground, like a giant parachute.
That being said, go with a reputable company. Do your research and read other customers’ reviews.
Still a little scared of heights? That’s OK – trying new things together that are a little bit scary is one of the best ways to keep the spark in a relationship!
Price Of Flight
Think a balloon trip is prohibitively expensive? Think again! Most flights average around $90-$250, although it can be more depending on what’s offered.
This romantic ride isn’t as pricey as it seems. Many balloon companies have various options with different price ranges.
For example, some companies will pick you up in a limo, take you to a private balloon ride, and provide roses and champagne.
Other companies offer more modest – but still romantic – options. For example, you can cut your costs by flying with other couples instead of going solo.
You can do as little or as much as you’d like, but no matter what you choose, it will still be incredibly romantic.
Another thing to consider – what do you want to see when you go up? Depending on where you live (or travel to), you’ll have several options.
Fields of flowers, trees changing color in the crisp fall air, majestic mountains in the distance…Which one speaks to your heart?
If you’re going to splurge on an all-out trip, think about the view, too.
Picnic In The Clouds
The ride is going to last a few hours – why not have a picnic among the clouds? Just like the other amenities mentioned, many companies offer light snacks, like cheese and crackers or chocolate covered strawberries.
When you call the company you’re looking to fly with, ask them if they offer anything like that. If they don’t, you might be able to bring your own snacks with you.
Here’s a chance to get creative and surprise your partner.
For example, if your girlfriend loves macarons, bringing them along is a romantic and thoughtful gesture. Does your boyfriend only eat organic turkey jerky? Bring a bag of his favorite brand.
Champagne In The Sky
A balloon trip isn’t the same without the champagne toast.
Some say this tradition dates back to the first days of ballooning. Pilots would have champagne on hand to calm and cajole nervous and frightened spectators.
Now it’s just another wonderful part of your romantic trip! What’s better than bubbles and ballooning?
Now that you know what to expect from your romantic trip in a balloon, there are a few extras to consider.
Because you’ll be so high up, think about bringing sunscreen. Sure, it might be chilly because of the wind but the sun’s rays are more magnified up high.
Pack a pair of binoculars to really enjoy the view. Not everyone brings them but once you’re high in the sky, you’ll be glad you have them.
Most importantly, remember to just enjoy the moment together. A balloon trip is very peaceful and beautiful.
Use this special moment to just be together and enjoy each other’s company.
At the end, your pilot will bring you down in a field. Make reservations at a nearby restaurant for breakfast or dinner.
Ready To Take To The Skies With Your Special Someone?
A trip in a balloon is definitely special. Don’t you want to share it with the person that has your heart?
Soaring through the clouds, sharing a spectacular view, sipping on champagne…There’s really nothing more romantic!
It’s easier than ever to book a trip. Give us a call today and we’ll set up your special, romantic flight.
Wow the love of your life with a romantic flight through the clouds – contact us today!