Wake Up with the Sun on a Hot-air Balloon Ride

It takes 90 minutes to reach California Dreamin’, Gail and David Bradley’s mom-and-pop hot-air balloon operation, which has carried visitors 2,500 feet over Temecula in seven-story dirigibles for 39 years. Set your alarm to make the 6 a.m. Sunrise Flight ($168 per person), which offers groups of 4 to 14 vistas of vast vineyards, horse ranches, and citrus groves. Don’t worry about scarfing down toast ahead of time: The ride concludes with a breakfast of Cinnamon Burst bread, Brie, fresh fruit, and mimosas at the Bradleys’ Vindemia Winery. What’s that? You wanted a balloon for two? That guac is extra, but it’s possible—cozy up on the same early-morning trip ($790), or float over Del Mar as the sun dips below the horizon ($1,275).—SEAN FITZ-GERALD