For a different perspective on Napa Valley, ditch the car and get in a hot air balloon. Enjoy the scenic countryside from 1,000-3,000 feet in the air. The full experience doesn’t come easy, but is well worth the effort. Prepare for an early morning, as most balloonists start gathering between 5:30 to 7:30am to catch the best sunrise. Best of all, each ride includes pre-flight café and pastry service to start the day fresh.
Balloons Above the Valley offer several hot air balloon packages, including anything from a basic ride to an all-day six-hour excursion complete with brunch and a wine tasting. Balloonists are advised to wear light layers and bring a camera to document your day in the sky.