Hot Air Balloon Rides Near New York City
Looking for new things to do near NYC?
The US Hot Air Balloon Team schedules balloon launches at sunrise and sunset each day, all year round! Just choose your launch time when you book your private flight.
Plan about 2.5 to 3 hours for your hot air balloon experience. Your balloon flight will last about 1 hour. The fun starts on the ground in nearby Bucks County, PA, where you can (optionally) help the crew assemble the balloon for launch. Be sure to bring your camera for some great shots as the balloon is filled up!
When the balloon is ready, you’ll climb aboard to begin your flight. In the air, you’ll experience breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside including vineyards, horse farms, wildlife, and views of the New York City skyline (weather permitting). To be clear, we will not fly over the city itself (hot air balloons aren’t allowed because of all of the nearby airports).
After you land, you’ll be taken back to your launch site in a comfortable, air conditioned van. Celebrate your flight with your pilot and crew, enjoying a light snack and champagne toast. You’ll also receive a flight certificate you can frame to remember your voyage.