Humans have always longed to experience flight so they can finally discover which fruit each stripe of a rainbow tastes like. Quench your thirst for the wild blue yonder with this Groupon.
- $179 for a one-hour hot air balloon flight (up to a $320 value)
Passengers meet a half hour before sunrise to head to the day's best location for launch and watch as the pilot sets up and inflates the balloon. Then they take in views of wine country during the one-hour ride. Brunch is available for an additional $22. Weekend rides require an additional charge.
Aerostat Adventures' owner, Bob Barbarick, started flying back in 1977 and has flown more than 5,500 hours since. Bob channels his love of flight into private balloon voyages, which sail 1,000–3,000 feet above wine-growing regions such as the Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill, and Russian River. As passengers take in views of the earth below or finally settle arguments over which Beatle that one cloud is shaped like, they can also chat with their pilot about ballooning or the balloons themselves, which were all custom crafted by Cameron Balloons.