$140 for a Weekday Hot Air Balloon Ride ($280 Value) or $170 for a Weekend Ride ($340 Value) from Dream Flights USA

Near North Side

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In a Nutshell

  • Scenic flight over Chicago area
  • Highly experienced pilots
  • Watch the balloon get inflated
  • Fly any day of the week

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 14-day advance reservation required; subject to availability and weather. Must sign waiver. Additional fee for individuals over 230 lbs. Fuel surcharge may apply. Tax and gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Defying gravity requires moon shoes, a first name preceded by super, or a few canisters of liquid propane and a large wicker basket. Step inside a world of hot air and bobbing bliss with today's Groupon from Dream Flights USA. Choose between the following options:

  • For $140, you get a weekday hot air balloon ride for one person (a $280 value).
  • For $170, you get a weekend hot air balloon ride for one person (a $340 value).

Dream Flights scoops up civilians at a predetermined location nearly 45 minutes from downtown Chicago for a 60- to 90-minute sampling of soaring serenity. Though the flight's departure location and path depend on weather conditions and wind patterns, each tour offers a scenic ride over the vast Chicagoland area, granting passengers a bird's-eye view of the city's picturesque skyline, Lake Michigan's expansive coast, and guardian birdpeople.

The adventure begins with the crew inflating the hot air balloons in front of the soon-to-be passengers, immersing them in the airborne action to come. Once passengers have loaded on to the balloon's gondola, Dream Flights pilots will launch the craft into the sky. Bring along a camera to capture your ascent to a place where birds come in Vs and wind dictates direction. All Dream Flights pilots are licensed to fly commercially and have decades of experience, rising and falling for 24 years without incident.

Baskets often hold up to 16 people, making this perfect for those who wish to meet fellow sky seekers or for those romantic getaways for married octuplets. Each Groupon is good for one person's entry aboard the futuristic aerovessel, so grab two and bring that special someone, or just one to finally escape them.

Dream Flights USA

When Richard Arnold bought his first hot air balloon, his dreams for it were humble: he wanted to use it as a flying billboard for his jewelry store. The technicolor balloon caught so much attention, though, that it snowballed into a separate hot air balloon business. 

Today, Dream Flights USA offers airborne adventures across the country, and Arnold—who now has more than 25 years of flying experience—is one of its seasoned pilots. He and his team helm bird's-eye-view tours of scenic terrain, celebrity homes, and beautifully maintained crop circles. In accordance with ballooning tradition, pilots and passengers can celebrate each successful tour with a champagne toast.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful! The pilot is knowledgeable, entertaining, and was very helpful to my 84 year old mother. We had a wonderful time!
Chris D. · August 30, 2012
Great Experience, these people know what they are doing, are friendly, and provide great value for a life time memory!
VLADIMIR R. · December 24, 2012
Tina H. · November 17, 2012

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