About Us...



California Dreamin' Company Background



We know how important it is that you choose the right company for your hot air balloon adventure. California Dreamin’s pilots and crew not only have a passion for flying, but also adhere to the highest of safety standards. Our pilots have the best of weather and navigational skills to ensure
that your balloon adventure is an enjoyable experience that you will always remember. You can count on our pilots for expert knowledge of local weather patterns and tour routes as well as micro meteorology. The fine staff of pilots that we employ have flown throughout North America, South America, and Europe with the leading balloon flight companies and corporations of the world. We annually participate in the famous Albuquerque Balloon and Wine Festival, a distinction only shared by a very few hot air balloon companies.

To give you some company background, we are the oldest and most experienced Southern California hot air balloon company. David Bradley, who co-owns California Dreamin with his wife Gail, has flown hot air balloons since he was a teenager. He not only has an interest in ballooning, but a love and passion as well that has contributed to the company’s continued success.


California Dreamin’ has expanded over the years, always keeping their customer's needs in mind. Recently, we moved to Temecula where we have a small Vineyard called Vindemia. Future offerings for Vindemia include an indoor Wine Tasting Room and a Winery building.

Our experienced and professional
approach make each flight safe & fun!
Our skilled staff stands ready to answer all of your inquiries and custom-tailor your adventure with friendly customer service. Our superior service standards are designed to make your adventure an unforgettable lifetime experience. Don’t forget that special occasion like Birthdays and Anniversaries, we will even help you with a special surprise and you will create memories that will be cherished forever.


California Dreamin’ has built its entire company reputation on quality. Our pilots, staff, and crew are extensively trained which is exhibited in our superior balloon flights. Quality continues to be the cornerstone of our company philosophy. Fly with the best – California Dreamin’!


  • Meet the Owners

  • David Bradley (Owner, Pilot)

  • Matt Downin (Pilot)



  • Directions for the Temecula Wine Country Balloon Adventure by California Dreamin'

  • Directions for the Del Mar Balloon Adventure by California Dreamin'