California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures

California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures

California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Take flight over Temecula Wine Country with Southern California’s #1 rated Hot Air Balloon company. Enjoy breathtaking views of acres of vineyards, wineries, olive trees, citrus groves, and the mountain ranges. When you fly with us during the weekend, you can add a light European-style champagne breakfast in the rose garden at Vindemia Winery with locally-baked bread, fresh fruit, cheeses and a 2-for-1 tasting voucher for Vindemia Winery. Flights daily, call or visit our website to make reservations.
Temecula, California

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Dorothy J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We highly recommend taking a balloon ride with California Dreaming. Dylan was our captain and he did a terrific job of explaining things and pointing out points of interest. This family run business has respect for their employees as well as their guests. Overall, a wonderful experience.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for flying with us!
Written January 12, 2020
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Diane Roberts
Temecula, CA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We had an incredible experience. It was amazing how we gracefully lifted off the ground and the landing was just as smooth. We did have to reschedule because of weather. Although disappointed, it was the right call. David, our pilot, wanted us to have the best experience possible so going up in thick fog was not an option. Great customer service. They called us as soon as the office opened to either get a refund or reschedule. We fortunately were rescheduled for the next day. Thanks again David for making our ride a memorable experience.
Written August 25, 2021
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Soft Clouds
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend this company! You’re up in the air for an hour. The basket you’re in is divided into sections so you have your own basket space (shown picture). The one flying the hot air balloon knows his stuff, a well experienced and friendly guy. He is the owner’s son and he practiced flying hot air balloons ever since he was young. No food provided but there are drinks provided at the end. Feel free to ask any questions it helps to keep conversation going when up in the air :)
Written March 13, 2023
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Abby B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This was a great experience! We had a stunning day with blur skies for miles. Plus the whole event was a family affair. The son was our driver, the dad was out hot air balloon guide/pilot (?), and the mom served us breakfast, mimosas, and wine.

Note: they have numerous other employees, we just happened to have the whole family.

The balloon ride itself was fun and definitely a bucket list item. One thing to note, even if it’s cold outside, once you’re in the balloon, the hot air/fire they blow into the balloon does radiate warmth. Still dress appropriately but make sure you can easily remove layers if need be.

The breakfast after was filling and they had enough for the second balloon that came in a 15-20 minutes after us. We also got some delicious mimosas and the mom let us try some of the winery’s delicious Zinfandel.

Highly recommend you book your hot air balloon ride with California Dreamin’!
Written March 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for these kind words for our staff and team. We are so happy you enjoyed your adventure with us! We do hope to see you again very soon! Stay safe and healthy!
Written April 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mightyjoevu
El Monte, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had a great experience on our ballon ride. Our pilot was very knowledgeable about the history of Temecula and offered suggestions on what Temecula had to offer. We felt safe, the pick up and drop off from our hotel was very efficient. We definitely recommend this company
Written April 3, 2021
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Karen H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It was an incredible experience. The views were amazing, including a beautiful sunrise. Our pilot, Dylan, was so knowledgeable, and he explained everything so well. His passion for ballooning was contagious!! The support/ground crew was fantastic as well. We highly recommend this company. Make sure to ask for Dylan as your balloon pilot!
Written December 4, 2023
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martraveler
Caifornia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was given a gift certificate for a California Dreamin' balloon adventure. After 4 months of pre-booking, they lost the reservation and cancelled us on the day before our flight after I called to confirm. They lied about the cancellation, blaming it on weather conditions, so they would not have to pay for our travel expenses. However, I have since learned that they had balloons in the air on that day, and the weather was terrific in Temecula on that day as we were there! The weather forecast also stated no trouble. As if this were not enough, I called back to reschedule and they are unwilling to accommodate the date because I have a gift certificate and they are only accepting cash customers on the weekend chosen. These people are really something else. If they treat their customer's with such a lack of integrity, I wonder about the safety of their equipment too.
Written April 17, 2007
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don s
Seoul, South Korea6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
my girlfriend made a reservation two weeks prior to the date, paid over the phone and they didn't honor it. we paid for the package balloon ride and wine tasting and when we showed up the owner informed us that since we did not call the day before to confirm that we should just go home and never come back. we had actually called on two days before to confirm, emailed the owner the night before. however she made us feel we were in the wrong and that just because we couldnt answer her call the day before our reservation went to someone else. she also refused to give us a refund or change our reservation. we are still confused about her behavior
Written December 28, 2009
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Bobblehead001
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Because the idea was a novel one, I decided to give one of these as a gift. We drove in from out of town and after sitting around for several hours, the ride was canceled because of the weather even though a competing company went up that day. We were told we would be able to get a refund on the almost $400 tickets. Even though we were out of town, we tried several more times to go, but the ride was canceled each time. The weather almost has to be idea for one of these things to actually happen. So I finally gave up and asked for a refund. I was refused a refund (even though we were told by the operator we could could obtain a refund) beause I opted for the "gift certificate" option instead of paying for the ride on the day of. Apprently, if you opt to pay for the tickets on the day of the flight, you never get charged! Had I known that cancellation is the norm, and if there is no way I'd hand my money over these crooks! They tried to argue that I did get something in return for my $400--that I received a "gift certicate" which I was able to give to my husband. Big deal!! I may have to file a small claims suit to get my money back.
Written July 12, 2010
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AJB333
Temecula, CA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Convinced my international guest to go on a balloon flight (although said she was scared of heights). Afterwards she said it was the best thing she’d ever done. The flight was exceptionally smooth, the pilot professional and knowledgeable pointing out landmarks and answering questions. Delicious breakfast after flight and an overall fantastic experience. Highly recommended to anyone considering a balloon flight.
Written May 7, 2018
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We are happy that we were able to provide you both with this once in a lifetime experience. We look forward to seeing you in the future and thank you so much for sharing your experience, we love to hear our passengers feedback!
Written May 12, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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