Hot Air Balloon Rides Top the List of Fun Things to Do in Lancaster, PA



Your Hot Air Balloon Experience

After you decide what to do in Lancaster, PA, you’ll need to decide when to do it. Fortunately, hot air balloon rides are easy to schedule in advance and won’t take up the entire day.

Plan on spending 2.5 to 3 hours for your hot air balloon ride from start to finish. Flight time is approximately one hour. Your balloon ride begins on the ground, where you can help the crew assemble the balloon and take some time for pictures. Then climb aboard to your balloon to set sail.

During your flight, you’ll be treated to majestic views of Lancaster County farmland, flying over Intercourse, Bird in Hand and Strasburg. On a clear day, you might even see the headwaters of the Chesapeake bay!

As your balloon ride comes to an end, you’ll often meet farmers and see children chasing you barefoot in the fields, waving at the marvelous site. After your flight, you’ll return to your launch point in a comfortable air-conditioned van and be treated to a light snack and champagne toast. You’ll also receive an official flight certificate suitable for framing.

Ready to experience the magic?


Whether you’re looking for fun things to do in Lancaster, PA for your next vacation or just want to add a bit of excitement to your daily routine, you can’t go wrong with a hot air balloon ride, soaring over the majestic farmlands of Lancaster County, PA.



Trip Advisor Reviews


Recommended on as one of Lancaster PA’s best attractions, The US Hot Air Balloon Company provides plenty of fun and excitement with regular hot air balloon rides available year-round from their launch site in historic Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania.


“Fantastic Time”

“My wife and I have wanted to go up in a hot air balloon for over thirty years. We finally had a chance this past August for my 60th birthday. All I can say is WOW! The most peaceful feeling we’ve ever had. Our pilot was wonderful and made the experience remarkable. Thank you to the staff at The United States Hot Air Balloon Team!”

Group / Private / Specialty Flights

The US Hot Air Balloon Team schedules balloon launches at sunrise and sunset each day, April through November. Just choose your launch time to book your group or private flight!

If you’ve been wondering what to do on your next trip to Lancaster, PA, consider a group or private hot air balloon ride with the US Hot Air Balloon Team, one of Lancaster County’s oldest attractions, celebrating over 100,000 successful flights since 1985.

And if you’re really stumped for fun things to do, why not join us for a special 3-day or 5-day hot air balloon tour that includes multiple hot air balloon rides in Brandywine Valley and Lancaster County, along with a detailed itinerary of things to do each day.



Recommendation for Meals & Accommodations:


Bird in Hand Family Inn & Restaurant – located at the balloon launch site.