Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 9th 2011
If you really want to see New York City and the surrounding area from an entirely different perspective, consider taking a hot air balloon ride. You can make it a family affair or a romantic adventure for two, complete with champagne dinners.
This can also be a fun corporate event, and one that is perfectly safe, because the hot air balloon companies serving New York City must meet strict criteria and safety standards for operation. If you enjoy your ride so much that you think you'd like to learn how to be a balloon pilot, some New York hot air balloon companies can even help you with that. You can inquire about this and other things when you book your ride.
This company can arrange hot air balloon rides over New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as New York. Flight regulations prohibit them from taking off or flying close to some areas of New York City, but the routes they take on the rides still afford you spectacular views of the New York City skyline as well as some of the beautiful countryside outside of the City.
You can ask for romantic dinner packages, and even for a package that includes lodging at a bed and breakfast as well as the balloon ride. The event planners at In Flight Balloon Adventures will take care of all the arrangements for you.
That's what the balloon is filled with, not your guide. He's been flying hot air balloons for 27 years and wants you to get the same enjoyment out of your first ride as he does out of every one of his.
You'll get to see sights of New Jersey as well as New York. Watch closely when you're flying over some of the wide open areas. You'll never know when you might see a deer, some geese, or even a fox trotting far below you.
This is another company that takes care of everything from start to finish. They'll explain everything that will happen during your flight, give you safety instructions on flying in hot air balloons and then take you soaring over the different areas of New York. New York Hot Air Balloons is also the place to learn how to fly a balloon yourself. Ask about their balloon pilot courses.
This company has several affiliates that help them make your balloon experience the best one it can possibly be. The pilots are well-trained so you know you and your guests (you're encouraged to make it a group event) will be safe as they fly high enough that you can see such famous sights as the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.
New York City Hot Air Balloons can handle any event, no matter how large or small. They can take you and your special someone on a romantic ride or help you organize and carry out a hot air balloon festival. Just contact them and tell them what you want them to do.