Did you know there are some stunning locations all around the world that host annual hot air balloon festivals? There is something quite magical about a hot air balloon experience. As you climb into the basket and are carried high into the air, you are immediately transported to another world while appreciating the gorgeous scenery below. If heights are not your thing, don't worry - you can still enjoy these majestic views with your feet firmly on the ground. Most balloon events have tons of entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy without having to fly high into the sky. Scroll down to learn more.
If you are planning a trip to Mexico in November you will want to make a stop at its annual Festival Internacional del Globo to see some incredible balloon sights. Maybe you want to visit the world’s largest balloon festival in Albuquerque, USA or are keen to discover the balloon-scene in New Zealand at their annual Balloons over Waikato festival.
There are some amazing ballooning events in the US during Halloween that kids will love. Take a trip to Bloomington, Indiana for the Kiwanis Spooktacular Balloon Fest or Scottsdale, Arizona for their Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Whether you are a hot air balloon enthusiast, or just curious to have a unique experience on your travels, there is plenty to get excited about. Click here for our pick of some of the world’s best hot air balloon events.
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