When our highways and subterranean luge routes are overrun by traffic, we will turn to the skies to meet our transportation needs. Get a preview of the future of transportation with today's Groupon: for $98, you get a one-hour, single-flight hot air balloon ride with a floating champagne picnic from Sunrise Balloons in Temecula (a $175 value).
Secede from your stale relationship with the ground with a Sunrise Balloons picturesque flight above wine country, an experience packed with wining, dining, and professional photography to remind you what well-groomed clouds look like. Pilot Dan Glick hasn't put his feet on the ground once in the last 35 years, constantly ushering sightseers through the aerial beauty above Temecula and wine country.
You'll meet at the Monte De Oro Winery for a preflight reception, calming floating fever with morning coffee and mimosas, then dine on a champagne picnic breakfast after a gentle takeoff. Sunrise will capture your launch on HD video and will snap more than 100 professional photographs throughout the one-hour journey.
For special occasions, Sunrise can hang banners proclaiming birthdays, anniversaries, or congratulations on legally adopting an adult man dressed like a panda. Your flight concludes with a round of champagne and cake to celebrate your skyward endeavor. With this deal, you'll also be eligible to buy two-for-one wine tasting at Monte De Oro Winery.
Be sure to make your reservation in advance.
Since 1975, FAA-certified balloon pilot Dan Glick has whisked sightseers on picturesque sunrise flights over Temecula Valley wine country, packed with wining, dining, and professional photography. Each excursion feels like an occasion, with groups starting off at the Monte De Oro Winery for a preflight reception to sip and snack on coffee and mimosas before ascending through the troposphere. As the dirigible hangs over rolling vineyards, professional photographer Megan Franks captures the adventure and the debates between intellectual birds on camera, leaving floating tourists with an HD video of the launch and more than 100 photographs of the flight experience. The sky-high journeys conclude on the ground with a round of champagne and cake to celebrate the endeavor. For special occasions, Sunrise Balloons can play celebratory launch music or adorn the carriage with banners proclaiming birthdays, anniversaries, or weddings.
Sunrise Balloons also hosts tours of the vineyards they frequently fly over. As luxurious as their airborne counterparts, tours forgo the balloon for a limo party coach that escorts passengers from one stop to the next.