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Napa Valley Things to Do in Fall and Winter

Fall and winter seasons (which happen in October through December) in Napa Valley mean cooler, gentler weather. Both of these seasons unfold the otherworldly beauty of the Napa Valley in their own different and wonderful way. Fall and winter may be the best time for a lot of Napa Valley things to do, such as visiting the vineyards and wineries, wine tasting, and riding a hot air balloon. Fall season in Napa draws nearly as many crowds as the summertime or spring. And why not? Continue reading →

Napa Tours with a Hot Air Balloon Ride, Biking and Hiking

With its rolling hills and spectacularly scenic views, it’s not a wonder that Napa Valley is an ideal place for biking and hiking. If you plan a Napa Tour with more adventurous activities as biking, hiking and hot air ballooning, consider the following suggestions. Before you embark on a hiking journey, you may want to first choose which suggested hiking spots suits you best, depending on the level of difficulty. For easy hiking, the most recommended spot would be Yountville Crossroads and Westwood Hills Park Continue reading →

After Your Napa Valley Wine Tour, Enjoy Lunch at Oxbow

A Napa Valley wine tour is a lovely experience that you’re ready to share with your friends and family. This more true when you choose Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) when you decide to take your Napa Valley holidays to the next level. BATV offers the San Francisco Balloon and Wine Tour Package which is highly sought after by those visiting the area. In this package, we will take you from San Francisco’s downtown to the Wine Country through the comfort and luxury of a Continue reading →

Wine Tour San Francisco for Seniors

With its gorgeous scenery, friendly climate, and serene atmosphere, it’s no wonder that the Napa Valley also makes an ideal place for senior citizens and retirees. A wine tour in San Francisco is one of the things that seniors like to do, among other things. The picturesque St. Helena, Napa Valley’s first incorporated city, is regarded as one of the favorite “hangouts” of seniors. They will find plenty of places to go shopping and dining. They may, perhaps, discover the history of some of the Continue reading →

Vacations in Napa Valley – Don’t Forget Kid’s Activities

When you think about vacations in Napa Valley, you consider activities for more adult things such as wine-tasting. But what may not realize about Napa Valley is that it can also be a great location for the kids and the whole family. It helps to know which places and activities are kid-friendly, and which ones aren’t. When you are looking for a place to stay in Napa Valley, make sure that you pick a hotel or resort that isn’t meant for romance-seekers and that are Continue reading →

Fall Is Perfect for These Fun Things to Do in Napa Valley

You’d think things won’t be fun anymore once summer is over. But fret not, fall is also a great season for fun things to do in Napa Valley. Besides, it may actually be the best time to visit Napa Valley because when the weather gradually turns chilly the landscape will break its all-green uniformity with more interesting colors. Autumn is also the time to harvest the fruits. You can see the rich dark purple color of the red Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and the light green Continue reading →

Consider One of BATV’s Napa Wine Tour Packages

When people plan a trip to Napa Valley, they have a lot of considerations, including budgeting and listing the activities they want to do. That’s why many of them prefer the Napa wine tour packages. These fixed packages save people time from having to further plan their itinerary, as well as help them to plan their budget better. If you want more than just the usual wine tour, then choose Balloons Above the Valley (BATV). BATV has been providing hot air balloon flights and wine Continue reading →

Best Time To Plan a Honeymoon in Napa Valley

With its Mediterranean climate, enchanting rolling hills, neat rows of vineyards, and world-class wineries as well as a smorgasbord of activities and events, Napa Valley is the perfect destination for the honeymooners. When planning a honeymoon in Napa Valley, there are some things that you should consider. Napa Valley is just about a 90-minute drive from San Francisco’s downtown. Although you may have your holiday in the Wine Country any time you wish, it is recommended that the months of August to November are considered Continue reading →

Touring and Tasting Magazine Features Balloons Above the Valley

Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) is the first company to have introduced the hot air balloon rides and wine tours in Napa Valley. For almost four decades, BATV has been reaping rave reviews from both clients and other organizations. This is evident in the company recently receiving the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and their 2015 Hall of Fame awards. BATV was featured on one of the top travel/food/lifestyle magazines in country Touring and Tasting Online Grapevine eNewsletter. This magazine focuses primarily on enotourism (wine Continue reading →

Hot Air Balloon Rides in San Francisco — Why Are You Waiting?

California is a West Coast state that offers amazing activities for its millions of tourists, including hot air balloon rides in San Francisco, especially in the wine-growing regions of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. When you are brave and adventurous enough to go on a hot air balloon, you won’t miss out when your balloon ride is with Balloons Above the Valley! You may think you’ve seen enough of Napa’s beauty from the ground, the porch of the restaurant where you’re dining or the balcony from Continue reading →