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Hot Air Balloon Rides in New Mexico

Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the world

New Mexico is the ballooning capital of the world, so if you like the idea of taking a hot air balloon ride, or just admiring the beauty of these graceful crafts while still on solid ground, there’s no better place to do it than on your New Mexico vacation. Most days of the year, colorful balloons dot the sky around Albuquerque in the early morning when the winds are calm and the clear blue New Mexico skies stretch off into infinity.

Each year in October the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (, the world’s largest hot air balloon festival, offers visitors an opportunity to see hundreds of balloons in the sky at a time. New Mexico boasts the biggest number of resident balloonists (over 300), and some of the best hot air ballooning weather in the world, so it’s the perfect spot for a hot air balloon festival, and the ideal spot to live if you love this peaceful pastime.

If the idea of soaring high above it all gets your heart thumping (in a good way), why not book a flight for yourself, your sweetheart, or the whole family? Many local hot air balloon companies provide rides for visitors on a daily basis. And while you’re in town, be sure not to miss taking a trip to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum (, the world’s premier facility dedicated to the art, culture, science, history, sport and spectacle of hot air ballooning.

For a list of hot air balloon companies ready to take you on the flight of your life, follow one of the links below.

Albuquerque Hot Air Ballooning Hotel Package: Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque has a great Hotel Ballooning Package with optional balloon rides. 

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