Whether you want to book a private, romantic hot air balloon ride for two or a group tour with friends, Compass Balloons offers both options, for sunrise and sunset rides. We also offer two location options: the breathtaking San Diego coastline, or the gorgeous rolling hills of Temecula’s wine country.
Temecula’s gorgeous wine country used to be Southern California’s best-kept secret, but the region has grown in popularity in recent years and now attracts wine lovers and tourists from around the country. Whether you’re coming from the East Coast or East San Diego County, planning your trip out well in advance will ensure you can take full advantage of what Temecula’s wineries have to offer…
When you visit a famous wine region like Temecula, wine tastings are by far the main event. But as immersive and exciting as wine tours are, it’s a good idea to take a break from the tastings during your visit and experience everything else Temecula has to offer.
California produces nearly 90 percent of all American-made wine, and Napa and Sonoma no longer have a monopoly on the quintessential “wine country” label. Southern California’s own Temecula is one of the hottest wine regions in the state
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A hot air balloon ride over San Diego's coastline or Temecula's wine valley will be the date to remember. With an intimate setting and spectacular views, you're sure to make a great impression.
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.
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.