For romance and adventure in the wine country, few experiences can rival a ride in a hot air balloon. Set out early, when winds are light, the air is cool, and the valley is just waking up. See dawn break over the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains as golden light pours over their jagged peaks. Watch fingers of fog as they spread over the vineyards and through the hills thick with redwood forests. Rise higher as the valley floor becomes a patchwork of vineyards, olive groves, and farms. Sip some bubbly—you’re in Wine Country, after all, from your basket in the sky and toast the view.
This was the first time my mother (my travel companion) and I had been up in a hot air balloon, and the first time we'd been to Napa. The balloon flight was a great way to see the area's scenery, and all the personnel we encountered were friendly, professional, and seemed to really care about making the experience great for everyone.
Hot Air Ballooning and More Nearby