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California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures

Temecula, CA, USA
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About California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures
Take flight over Temecula Wine Country with Southern California’s #1 rated Hot Air Balloon company. Enjoy breathtaking views of acres of vineyards, wineries, olive trees, citrus groves, and the mountain ranges. When you fly with us during the weekend, you can add a light European-style champagne breakfast in the rose garden at Vindemia Winery with locally-baked bread, fresh fruit, cheeses and a 2-for-1 tasting voucher for Vindemia Winery. Flights daily, call or visit our website to make reservations.
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Take flight in a hot air balloon as the sun rises on this trip that leaves from a winery in Temecula, Calif. Glide over citrus groves and vineyards and look across the horizon at mountains while floating in your balloon. An FAA-licensed, fully certified pilot serves as your guide. After landing, you return to the vineyard to enjoy a light breakfast with mimosas in a private rose garden.
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AshleyCircus wrote a review 10 May
Palm Springs, California3 contributions
What an unforgettable experience! I spent a VERY long time researching options before booking with California Dreamin' and I am so glad I did. This company is everything you should be looking for when making the decision to try this once in a lifetime experience. They are 100% safety-oriented while being personable, reassuring and even more importantly, they know how to share their passion with you and you can feel their love for ballooning (and top notch customer service) in everything they do. There is a huge team involved in getting every balloon off the ground and then landing them again safely and each and every person you come in contact with is friendly, welcoming and passionate. I can't say enough good things about Dillon, our pilot. He was wonderful - from chauffeur to pilot to bartender and storyteller, he knows his stuff and has a way about him that would make even the most nervous participant feel safe and comfortable. Thank you for all of your kindness and all of the interesting information you shared throughout the trip. The views are stunning, the feeling of peacefulness is overwhelming and the overall experience is one you will never forget. If you are still hesitating, don't! California Dreamin' may not be the least expensive choice but they are absolutely worth every penny spent. Thank you for the unforgettable, magical memories!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from David B, Owner at California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures
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All of us here at California Dreamin' are so glad that we could give you such a memorable experience. I'll be sure to let Dillon know how much you appreciated his service and stories! Thank you for sharing with us and we hope to see you up in the sky again.
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Sweet&Salty wrote a review 1 May
Orange County, California825 contributions204 helpful votes
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Who knew that flying a hot air balloon was so intricate in many levels? Not only is it necessary to start in the wee hours of the morning when the winds are the calmest in a day and temperatures mild, it also requires a whole crew to set up and find the right spot to take off. What determines that perfect location is figuring out the direction of the wind and that in itself takes serious skill and years of experience. We were a bit nervous that morning due to strong winds in the forecast but we were assured our flight was a go. After checking in at Vindemia Winery before sunrise, we all boarded our coaster van while lugging behind us all the equipment for this adventure we were about to embark on. A few stops were made until the captain decided on the ideal location to set up for our flight. And as all of that unraveled before our eyes, we were all in awe of the whole operation especially when we started seeing other balloons take flight before us. Alas, our turn has come and off we went up, up, and away. It felt like a dream as I saw everything shrink below our basket. The view up there was breathtaking. It was a good hour until we landed. It wasn't the easiest landing due to the wind but somehow our captain made it happen, maybe less smooth than usual with our basket almost tipping over but the adrenaline rush and mimosa in the end made up for it. Wow, what a ride!
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Richard Newcomb wrote a review 1 May
Los Angeles, California358 contributions88 helpful votes
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WOW! What an AMAZING Bucket List experience!! So well done, so worth the $’s and TRULY incredible in every way! David, the owner, was our pilot and he was a gracious host and obviously VERY skilled to flying the ballon with his 45 years of experience. DO THIS, you’ll love it!!!
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Jennifer T wrote a review Aug 2021
Tucson, Arizona82 contributions19 helpful votes
Annivesary balloon ride, could not have been a better time. Dylan the pilot (also owner's son) was very calm and knowledgeable and I was confident in his skills after speaking with him. Entire process from t he 5 am show time to the traditional champagne toast was smooth. The balloon staff who blew up and took down the balloon worked with precision to get us up for the lovely sunrise. And we got a free bottle of wine due to our anniversary along with photos by the staff. Can I give this 6 stars?? Highly recommend. Yes its a little pricy but its a once in a lifetime experience for me so its definitely worth it. NOTE: someone on our basket got a little peaked mid-flight, it does get a little hot if you are under the burner so make sure you are hydrated (like maybe dont drink a bunch of wine the night before) or if you think you are going to be air sick take a position away from right under the burner.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Diane Roberts wrote a review Aug 2021
Temecula, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had an incredible experience. It was amazing how we gracefully lifted off the ground and the landing was just as smooth. We did have to reschedule because of weather. Although disappointed, it was the right call. David, our pilot, wanted us to have the best experience possible so going up in thick fog was not an option. Great customer service. They called us as soon as the office opened to either get a refund or reschedule. We fortunately were rescheduled for the next day. Thanks again David for making our ride a memorable experience.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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