How would you like to soar in a colorful hot air balloon overlooking beautiful views of the New Hampshire countryside?

Everyone knows that hot air balloons exist, but not many consider the fact that they too could float through the sky in a human-sized basket lifted by one of these massive aircraft (with assistance from a burner, of course). We're here to remind you that you absolutely can.

Scattered around New England are a handful of places that offer hot air balloon rides, one of which is A&A Balloon Rides in Salem, New Hampshire.

In addition to private flights, A&A offers public sunrise balloon rides for guests of all ages, according to their website. They explain that while you're up in the air catching a peaceful birds eye view:

"You don’t feel the wind; you are a part of it, almost not even realizing that you are moving. The balloon drifts gracefully above the ground at heights of 500 to 2,000 feet, where peace and tranquility overwhelm you as you float over the tree tops above the beautiful New Hampshire countryside."

These flights start 30 minutes before the sunrise, so the specific time obviously changes depending on the time of year. You'll first receive a talk on safety, then take to the skies for approximately an hour while being led by an experienced pilot and crew. Upon returning back to the ground, the website says that you can also indulge in some champagne and cheese & crackers.

We'd be lying if we said these flights weren't costly (they start at $300/person), but this is such a unique bucket list activity that everyone should experience once in their lifetime. So, it just might be worth it.

For more information on A&A Balloon Rides and to schedule your flight, click here.

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