If you are looking for things to do in Lancaster, PA, a hot air balloon ride with The US Hot Air Balloon Team is the perfect thing. They are easy to schedule in advance and won’t take up the entire day.
Check out our Stay & Soar package that includes the following for two people: one hour balloon ride, an overnight stay in a standard room or junior suite at the Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites, deluxe continental breakfast at the Village Inn or Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe, plus our famous lunch or dinner smorgasbord. If you’re celebrating something special, we can add a bottle of wine from a local winery, cheese and crackers, fruit basket or chocolates. And additional nights are available at a great rate.
Plan on spending 2 1/2 to 3 hours for your hot air balloon ride in Lancaster from start to finish. Flight time is approximately one hour. Your balloon ride begins on the ground, where you can help the crew assemble the balloon and take some time for pictures. Then climb aboard to your balloon to set sail.
During your flight, you’ll be treated to majestic views of Lancaster County farmland, flying over Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, and Strasburg. On a clear day, you might even see the headwaters of the Chesapeake bay!
As your balloon ride comes to an end, you’ll often meet farmers and see children chasing you barefoot in the fields, waving at the marvelous site. After your flight, you’ll return to your launch point in a comfortable air-conditioned van and be treated to a light snack and champagne toast. You’ll also receive an official flight certificate suitable for framing.