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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Presented by Canon

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5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

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Get the best possible views of the Albuquerque area without the expense of a helicopter tour. By heading out at sunrise in a hot air balloon, you'll be able to watch and snap photos as the sun's first rays fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains. Dip low over the mighty Rio Grande while listening to commentary on the area's geology and environment from your pilot. Then land for breakfast and sparkling wine.
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EllenS123 wrote a review May 2020
Roanoke, Alabama132 contributions36 helpful votes
This is my favorite activity/festival in the U.S. I have been twice and will return this year also. On our first visit, we bought general admission tickets, and while we loved seeing the balloons, it was very crowded. Seeing the ascent in the morning is absolutely breathtaking! And the most exciting thing is that you can walk around the whole field, which is huge, and visit with the over 500 balloon crews! Standing right there beside a crew as they prepare for take-off is the most fun! Each crew gives out little "business" cards with their balloon name, and details. There are lots of good gift shops too and food stands, but don't spend all your time there. Balloons take off at staggered times, so from sunrise on, for a couple hours, there is constantly something to see! We upgraded to Gondola Club, which is a private viewing area, and we will never go back to General Admission!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Chicago Beef wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois20 contributions5 helpful votes
I had never considered going to the ABQ hot air balloon festival before until i decided to take my wife. We upgraded to the gondola club tickets which was nice. If you want to see the balloons take off you need to go for the AM session which we didnt know until we got there. Also they only take off under ideal conditions so if time allows i would plan for a couple days. We were lucky enough to see the balloons take off it was quite a site. We say teh special shapes which was entertaining. The gondola club had hot food and didnt run out of anything. They also arranged to have a cake made from an outside vendor and delivered to us during the festival. The open bar opens at 7 but you need to arrive early around 5AM to get through parking and to get a good spot.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Larry Konash wrote a review Feb 2020
Deltona, Florida7 contributions1 helpful vote
Lots of fun. Great flying area. Very well organized for pilots and crews. Spectators love every flight window.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Cindy C wrote a review Jan 2020
Spring, Texas4 contributions3 helpful votes
So I went to Albuquerque I have a friend on a balloon team who is going to get me my first air balloon ride I went down there we got up at 5:00 in the morning and then go to this place baseball field size there are people in cars everywhere sitting balloons out on the ground and rolling them up it was the most awesome sight and watching them air them all up and go up in the air over probably 500 balloons and getting to ride in a balloon myself was just awesome The whole 3 days I was there it was great they had air shows they had fireworks they had so many things that you could do Best thing I ever did
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Date of experience: September 2019
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rcjetskier wrote a review Jan 2020
Santa Clara, California446 contributions164 helpful votes
This was my 2nd time attending the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and the 2nd time the balloons didn't go up! It really was disappointing, but I understand it happens. I had only scheduled us to go for one day, I think this time I have learned my lesson, need to schedule 2 days to attend. We still have a lot of fun and the glow was as spectacular as I remember 8 years ago. We'll be back again, but this time it won't be 8 years from now! Another thing I will remember next time is since we are there so early in the morning and it's still dark, bring a flash light and some papertowels to wipe off the picnic tables!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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