10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN SAN DIEGO

10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN SAN DIEGO

When you're looking for fun things to do in San Diego, you never have to look hard. Great times abound in America's Finest City wherever you go, by land, sea, or air. But if you really want to experience San Diego, here are the 10 best things to do:

THE BEAUTY OF A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE IN THE SPRING

THE BEAUTY OF A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE IN THE SPRING

In California, balloon rides literally take that uplifting feeling to new heights! A combination of perfect temperatures, longer days, and blooming flowers make our most colorful landscapes a wonder to behold, and there's no better vantage point from which to enjoy them, than from up above.

THE HISTORY OF HOT AIR BALLOONS

THE HISTORY OF HOT AIR BALLOONS

In the past hundred years, humankind has conceived of many different ways to fly. But when the year 1783 began, people couldn't fly — and weren't even sure they would be able to breathe up there if they did. Here's a brief history of hot air balloons.

UNIQUE BIRTHDAY GIFTS EVERYONE CAN ENJOY

UNIQUE BIRTHDAY GIFTS EVERYONE CAN ENJOY

Finding a great birthday gifts for those you love can take a lot of deliberate thought — but that doesn't mean it has to! There are plenty of gift ideas out there that are suitable for pretty much anyone.  Here are a few examples of unique birthday gifts everyone can enjoy.

ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FESTIVAL EVENT GUIDE

ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FESTIVAL EVENT GUIDE

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is like the World Cup of balloon festivals. Not only is it the largest hot air balloon festival in New Mexico — it's the largest one on the planet. It's also considered the world's most photographed event, which is not surprising. 

 

Compass Balloons 7 Reasons To Give Gift Cards

Compass Balloons 7 Reasons To Give Gift Cards

When you're looking to give someone a truly fantastic gift, don't be so quick to dismiss the lowly gift card. There are plenty of great reasons to give gift cards, and here are seven of them.

Top 10 Amazing Places for a Hot Air Balloon Trip

Top 10 Amazing Places for a Hot Air Balloon Trip

  Hot air balloon tours have never been more popular in the US. Virtually every part of the country offers its own uniquely beautiful scenery to make a hot air balloon ride memorable. Here are the top ten places to take amazing hot air balloon tours.

What You Will See On Our Hot Air Balloon Tour

What You Will See On Our Hot Air Balloon Tour

Fall is a wonderful time for a hot air balloon tour in San Diego, whether you're looking for date ideas, anniversary ideas, or just wish to take advantage of some of the year's best seasonal conditions. Compass Balloons offers two distinct tours — one a sunset balloon tour flying over Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas. The other is a sunrise hot air balloon tour over the Temecula wine valley. Each tour offers a spectacular sky-high view of the land- and seascape, plus unique perspectives on local landmarks.

 Compass Balloons Guide to Hot Air Balloon Festivals

Compass Balloons Guide to Hot Air Balloon Festivals

There are few activities more intimate and serene than a hot air balloon ride with a special someone. But there’s no rule against sharing your love of ballooning with a crowd, right? That’s why so many cities across the U.S. host hot air balloon festivals every year, drawing adventurers and admirers alike for food, fun, and of course, the magic of flying through the air.

The Perfect San Diego Proposal

The Perfect San Diego Proposal

Most proposal ideas in San Diego factor in an ocean view during a beautiful sunset, which our gorgeous coastlines offer on an almost daily basis. At Compass Balloons, we offer a way to make this everyday occasion especially memorable, to literally elevate the moment with the heartwarming thrills of a sunset hot air balloon ride.

 Why Ballooning Is A Favorite Tourist Attraction In San Diego

Why Ballooning Is A Favorite Tourist Attraction In San Diego

There are plenty of fun things to do in San Diego on land and in the water, but when it comes to taking in San Diego by air, one option clearly rises above the rest. Hot air balloon rides are considered the area's favorite tourist attraction in the sky, and sunset balloon rides capture the finest vistas of America's Finest City.

Flying Over San Diego With A Hot Air Balloon Ride

Flying Over San Diego With A Hot Air Balloon Ride

San Diego is a fine city with sky scrapers, landscapes and miles of coastline. Whether you've lived there all your life or are just visiting you owe it to yourself to take some time and really appreciate the beauty of the city and its surrounding areas. And you should do it in style. Preferably with a glass of champagne to set the mood.

Taking A Balloon Ride Over The Temecula Wine Valley

Taking A Balloon Ride Over The Temecula Wine Valley

At Compass Balloons we offer rides in the morning and evening to get up and see beautiful Southern California from amazing heights. During the evening we offer Balloon rides over San Diego and during the day we fly over the gorgeous Temecula Wine Valley.