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Need An Amazing Date Idea? She went on 100 dates in Seattle

Seattle Ballooning's chief pilot Eliav Cohen landing their hot air balloon in Seattle Washington at 7 am


Before I met my wife, she participated in a dating project where she went on 100 dates to find the man of her dreams. She kept a blog and stats about the dates (it's pretty funny and a good read).

You can imagine me; I was #101. After 100 dates in Seattle, she had been everywhere.

Resturants: 54
Bars visited: 22
Home cooked meals: 10
Ice Cream dates: 4
Caf├ęs: 6
Activity Dates: Helicopter Ride, EMP/SFM, SAM, Pacific Science Center, water taxi, Pike Place Market, ferry ride, play at 5th Avenue Theater, picnic, roller derby, aquarium, zoo, bar trivia, Bodies Exhibit, Jazz bar, easter egg dying, Study dates.
Sporty dates: Rock climbing, skiing, hiking, kayaking, jogging, paddle boarding
Parks visited: Arboretum, Greenlake, South Lake Union Park, Volunteer Park, Marine View Park, Alki Beach
Movies watched: 13

As you can see all the normal dates, and most of the not so normal dates were already taken. Well, there was one thing none of her dates had considered. A hot air balloon ride. Luckily for me, I happen to be one of 8000 hot air balloon pilots in the world.


Jake and his wife Makinzie on their hot air balloon date on June 7th 2016

Hot air balloon rides are adventurous and romantic. During the hour flight, you'll skim the tops of trees, float over lush valleys, and watch the sunrise or sunset with a view of Mt. Rainier from 3000ft. It's incredible. As we fly at tree top level over the farmland in the Enumclaw Valley, you'll experience something very few people get the opportunity to see. Hundreds of cattle running toward old red barns for breakfast, horses roaming their pastures, and farmers working their fields. You'll float over mansions, multi-million dollar estates, and beautifully manicured gardens. Eventually, we will choose one of those manicured lawns as our landing spot. You never know whom you'll meet. We've met famous musicians, hedge fund managers, restaurant owners, winemakers, Seahawks, war veterans, and rock stars.
View of the Green River and lush farmland from a hot air balloon ride in Auburn, Washington

Once the hotair balloon and basket is packed up and stored in the trailer, we'll invite the landowner to join us in a white table cloth champagne toast. You'll savor the triple cream brie, organic strawberries, freshly baked bread, and buttery croissants. We call this the true "breakfast of champions."

Hot air balloon toast after a beautiful hot air balloon ride at sunrise in Seattle, Washington

Whether you've been dating for a few months, are newlyweds, or have been married for 30 years, a luxury hot air balloon ride will be a date the two of you will always remember. To book your hot air balloon ride go to our Seattle Ballooning and book your flight online.