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Hot Air Balloon Festival RV Vacation - RV Vacation Idea

Festivals - Hot Air Balloons

Imagine waking up to the sight of hundreds of hot air balloons outside your window! When you start with a motorhome rental from El Monte RV and use our convenient guide to Balloon Fests, that beautiful sight becomes reality. Experience the excitement of lift-off without worrying about finding a hotel close by. If your own balloon will be lifting off, treat your ground crew to the comfort and luxury of an RV. Go chase a balloon, you’re going to love it!

RV Vacations to Hot Air Balloon Festivals


Chasing the wind from state to state, watching hundreds of hot air balloons rise upward in the dawn sky; what could possibly be more exciting? If the big balloons are your passion, you’re going to love this guide to some of America’s best balloon fests. 

The very first hot air balloon was launched on September 19, 1783.  It's passengers:  a sheep, a duck and a rooster!  They flew for an amazing 15 minutes!

The first manned flight was in November 1783 when two brothers flew a balloon for 20 minutes in Paris.  The first flight in America came in 1793 with George Washington present to witness the event.

Hot air ballooning has come a long way since then, laying some of the groundwork for some of man's most incredible space achievements!

A motorhome is the best possible way to enjoy these balloon extravaganzas, and we have just the right one to rent. Pick the balloon fest (or fests!) that suit your schedule, and call us to book your RV rental. 


Be sure to check our Events calendar to find the balloon festival that suits your vacation plans!



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