By Meghan Meier
The best way to take in Virginia’s scenic views is not by foot but from the sky. Riding in a hot air balloon allows you to see 360 degrees of the region’s rich country and mountainous landscapes.
Balloons Unlimited Inc.
$225 per person; $125 for children under 12; $750 private weekday flight for 2-3 people; $900 private weekend flight for 2-3 people // Aldie
Blue Ridge Ballooning
$225 per person for sunrise ride; $250 per person for sunset ride; $240 per person for sunrise picnic; $895 per couple for sunrise romance package; $975 per couple for sunset romance package // Charlottesville
Blue Ridge Hot Air Balloons
$225 per person // Front Royal
Boar’s Head Ballooning
Rates vary according to month // Charlottesville
$225 per person // Charlottesville
Monticello Country Ballooning
$225 per person for sunrise flight; $250 per person for sunset flight; $850 private weekday flight; $900 private weekend/holiday flight // Charlottesville
Skyline Hot Air Balloons
$750 for two passengers // Flint Hill