Hot Air Balloon Rides in the Georgia Mountains

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  1. Sharon says:

    Hi Alyce,

     Nice interesting article for people wanting to try a ride in a hot air balloon as something to check off their bucket list or a fun activity to do while visiting the state of Georgia. Thank you for providing relevant information on each provider, what type of clothing should be worn, hours of operation, and a things-to-do list. You nailed it!


  2. angell70 says:

    Hi & thank you for sharing this article. I always loved hot air balloons but I never had the chance to go on one personally. I like how you inform regarding each activity, with the numbers which get you straight to the booking page, well done for this. And also all the accessories you must have when you decide to take part in this superb experience. WOW, I have no idea about the magic amazing balloon festival how beautiful would be, wish I could participate but unfortunately I do not reside in the US and it won’t be possible to attend this year.

    • Alyce says:

      Traveling is still a bit tricky for some parts of the world, but when it’s safe, I hope you’re able to try a scenic hot air balloon ride in North Georgia!

  3. Gaurav Gaur says:

    Hi Alyce
    Thanks for sharing your “views” on the Hot Air Balloon rides in North Georgia. These rides are surely going to be an exciting life time experience. How nice to take the journey in nature, mountains and clouds. I liked your tips on must carry items during ride. Please include an external mobile charger for mobile as we never know when it can fall sleep. Very informative article, I will be using as To-Do before my next hot air balloon ride.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

  4. Aparna says:

    I have heard that Georgia has some of the most beautiful scenery one can find in the world. I sure would love to plan a trip there sometime. But obviously, after the current pandemic is over. 

    Thank u for this great article and wonderful pictures. The hot air balloon rides look like a great way to enjoy the birds-eye view of the landscape!



    • Alyce says:

      Hi Aps, North Georgia definitely has beautiful places and a hot air balloon ride offers a vantage of the mountains unlike anything else!

  5. David Young says:

    What a wonderful article about hot air ballooning. This is one of the things on my bucket list to do before my days are numbered. Its good to see there are discounts for senior citizens such as myself but for First Responders and Military alike. It was also refreshing to see some details on what best to wear for a hot air balloon ride especially in the way of footwear and warm clothing. A well put together article with just the right information required.

    • Alyce says:

      Thanks David. I’m happy to hear that you found this article about hot air balloon rides to be helpful. It’s definitely good to know what to expect well in advance for these adventures!!

  6. Roslinecar says:

    I have been collecting a list of different places and things I and my husband can go and do to celebrate our anniversary, this will actually be the first time we’ll visit Georgia together as a couple that’s if we decide to visit but I’ll try to convince him. I love the destinations you’ve provided here and their contacts that are included. This will be of great help to me.

  7. Wildecoll says:

    Fun is one thing I don’t joke with and I always appreciate every moment I spend making myself happy, one of the most adventurous day of my life was when I tried out this hot air balloon of a thing, at first, I was doubting it but it later turned to fun. I’ve been to Georgia several times but I’ve not done it there, I guess it’ll be a good idea to visit one of these places when next I go. It’s very thoughtful of you to share.

  8. Love Yourself says:

    What a brilliant website.  I have never been in a hot air balloon, but I would absolutely LOVE to.  I really love the sound of the Magic Carpet Ride – and I think would be a wonderful wedding gift for my niece who is getting married next week. I am sure that it will be a unique gift, and one that her and her husband will certainly not forget!  I went in a micro-light once and absolutely love it, so this certainly appeals to me!

    The next time that I am in the US, I will definitely book a flight.  But first, my lucky niece!

    Thanks so much for a great article,


  9. Rogier Giersthove says:

    Hey Alice, 

    Nice post! 

    This article definitely revealed some things I never thought about when it comes to riding in a hot air balloon. Appropriate clothing is one of the last things I’d think about even though it should be one of the first. I can imagine it also gets quite cold when you’re up there no matter how warm it is on the ground.


    • Alyce says:

      Apparently it may get hot from the balloon’s burner as well, so it’s a great idea to dress in layers for a number of reasons!

  10. KingAndrea says:

    This is a really interesting article about hot balloon ride in the Georgia mountain, I’ve never been on a hot balloon so I can’t say how it feels but I believe it’s gonna be amazing. Thanks for sharing this information, anytime I find myself in Georgia or near Georgia, I’ll make sure I be a part abs experience this great adventure. I can easily contact the numbers and details you’ve provided, thanks.

  11. PeterMinea says:

    Hello Alyce!

    Flying with a balloon must bring extraordinary sensations and sights as well, especially if you get pretty high in altitude. In order to handle such a fly well and also enjoy it as it’s meant to be, we need also to be in good medical conditions, like no altitude sickness issues, being sober, and not getting afraid up there. I never flied with a balloon, but I can imagine the fun and the amazing it may be.

    Best regards,


  12. Christine says:

    I have never been on a hot air balloon ride. My father has, it was on his bucket list, and he was so happy when he did it. He really enjoyed the experience. I would like to do that too one day. Georgia must be beautiful, so I can imagine that it provides the perfect setting for a hot air balloon ride. The views must be so awesome, and I think doing something like this is something you’ll always remember. 

    You give great tips. I wouldn’t have thought of bringing warmer clothing, but well, it does get colder the more you rise in the air, so duh, I should have known that, lol. Thanks for the reminder!

  13. Nadia says:

    I like your post. I’m super afraid of heights but my husband keeps telling me how hot air balloon rides are becoming popular and that more and more people consider them for a moment of relaxation with their significant other or as a surprise. i’m still not convinced though lol but that’s just me πŸ™‚ I like how your post talks to the basics like what to bring on a hot air balloon ride as to make the best of the ride. 


    • Alyce says:

      I would imagine that riding in a hot air balloon is a big challenge if you aren’t comfortable with heights. If you do want to try it out though, I’d recommend that you start with a tethered ride — these are often what you will find set up at a public event like a festival. 

  14. AmDetermined says:

    Hi, your post about hot balloon rides just gave me a solution to how i want to spend my birthday with my girlfriend next month, this will give me a moment that I wanted, for future use and to share the post with my social media friend to also benefit from your post may be they want to create a memorable event of their life through hot air balloon Ride  I will be posting your website on my social media.

  15. ROBERT JONES JR says:

    Lol I hadn’t really thought of taking a balloon ride! But I am a veteran of the USAF and I always been fascinated with flight of all kinds. I can imagine the scenery and what it looks like at sunrise and sunset! I Bet it is awesome! I have seen sunrise from a fighter Jet and a turbo prop driven aircraft but never a hot air balloon!

    I have jumped out of a C-130 sky diving from 14000 feet but never a hot air balloon ride I will try it!

    what about the average the charge per hour or per day?

    I know aircraft are safe but how safe is Balloon flight?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Robert, you have definitely seen some cool things that most of us will never see! I bet the fighter jet ride is amazing!!

      The hot air balloon experience will only take you as fast as the wind is blowing, but it’s certainly still a thrill for most of us. 

      The rates are higher if you want a private flight, but can be much lower if you are willing to share the experience. The average rate seems to be in the mid $200 range for approximately an hour long flight. 

  16. Antonio says:


    One of my most fondest dream is to go on a hot air balloon ride, no matter where in the world. It is better to fly over beautiful countryside, where your eyes can drink in the view. I really appreciate this review as it gives to me choices to see which balloon ride can fit my budget. The price seems quite reasonable too, another bonus.

    Up, up and away as your articles has made my feet itchy.

    Thanks Antonio

    • Alyce says:

      I’m glad you’ve found some inspiration… going up in a hot air balloon over North Georgia should be an amazing experience for those “itchy feet”. πŸ™‚

  17. Mike Adkins says:

    These Balloon rides look amazing. I live in the UK and have taken a hot air balloon flight over the countryside in Cambridgeshire. I can only guess at the beautiful scenes available in the Georgia Mountains but I am sure it must be a stunning location to take a ride in a Hot Air Balloon.

    My experience of a Hot Air Balloon flight was totally positive, being so high and watching the world float by was one of the most peaceful things I have ever done and some how it made me feel closer to nature as the vista from up high gave me a sense on oneness with the earth and the countryside.

    I loved every second of my time in a hot air balloon and I would highly recommend giving it a go.



    • Alyce says:

      This is great to hear. I love the idea of floating along with the direction of the wind. It sounds very peaceful, and exciting at the same time!!

  18. Henderson says:

    I guess I can just add this to my to do list since I’ll be coming over to Georgia very soon. The first time I experienced the hot balloon was way back when I was younger. I think for this trip if like the fly Wendy fly hot air balloon trip for me and my girlfriend. Its be really nice to seeing there’s a discount there. I’m just so excited and I’m sure my baby will love this too.  Thanks for this.

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