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Hot Air Balloon Adventures

Our greater San Diego County neighborhood here at Inn at Rancho Santa Fe comes stocked with Southern Californian beauty: from powdered beaches and rugged headlands to quilted foothills and gnarled peaks.

That’s scenery you can soak up in any number of ways: sailing offshore, paddleboarding through the surf, sunbathing on the shore, hiking a chaparral trail, daytripping along backroads and byways. But there’s definitely something to be said for getting an expansive, top-down view of the lay of the land.

You can do that in an airplane or helicopter, sure, but you’ve also got the quieter, slower-paced, and utterly unique option of boarding a hot-air balloon flight. As an Inn at Rancho Santa Fe guest, you’ve got a convenient option in that regard in the form of Sky’s the Limit Ballooning Adventures, which provides aerial sightseeing experiences across Southern California.

In our neck of the woods (err, clouds), Sky’s the Limit offers a San Diego – Del Mar Champagne Evening Flight, the name of which alone conjures visions of bliss. The rendezvous point for this splendid outing is Crust Pizzeria in the Las Coches Village shopping center in Carlsbad, just a short drive north from our San Diego County luxury paradise here at Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

A One-of-a-Kind Sky Tour Over San Diego County

After selecting the most propitious launch site and inflating the whimsical vessels (an attraction in and of itself), Sky’s the Limit will tote you up into the skies for a mesmerizing survey of the San Diego seacoast. You’ll float high above the palatial digs of the rich and famous: Janet Jackson, Bill and Melinda Gates, and others. You’ll nab views of iconic landmarks: Palomar Observatory, the Channel Islands, the La Jolla shore, Tecate Peak near the international border, and others.

And, of course, you’ll be feasting your eyes on San Diego County’s glinting, glimmering, and grand liquid backyard: the Pacific Ocean. Our region lays claim to one of the most magnificent land-sea interfaces in the country, and from one of the Sky’s the Limit European-style hot-air balloons it’s all laid out below you like a bird’s-eye painting.

Once your balloon’s gently touched down back on terra firma, your experience concludes in style with a champagne celebration. Hard to argue with that, right?

And then you’ll return to your elegant guestroom or suite at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, likely still marveling over your hour (or so) in the Southern California skyways, and certainly gifted an entirely new perspective and appreciation of this glorious swath of the Golden State.