TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Balloons Above the Valley

Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) is pleased and proud to announce our latest achievement to our clients and friends. We were recently awarded with the “2015 Certificate of Excellence” by the world’s leading travel website company, TripAdvisor. The website also ranks us #2 out of “33 Outdoor Activities in Napa Valley.” TripAdvisor honors such awards to accommodations, restaurants, and attractions that consistently display commitment to providing hospitality excellence to clients. The award uses the following criteria such as quantity, quality, as well as how recent Continue reading →

Napa Valley Activities for Summer Visitors

Summer is the perfect season, of course, to take a holiday and enjoy Napa Valley activities. The warmth of the sun and the vibrant surroundings beckon people to go out, enjoy, and let go of the cares of the world for a while. Vacations, as we all know, reach their peak during the summer months. It isn’t uncommon to see tourists flock to resorts and other holiday destinations. Summer is also known to have the most number of festivals and activities no matter where you Continue reading →

Get Carried Away – Napa Valley Wine Tours

One thing that bolsters California’s tourism is the Napa Valley wine tours. Napa Valley is, of course, a world-famous wine-growing region in the state’s Napa County. The tours around the beautiful scenery, the wine-tasting, and the cuisine are part of Napa Valley’s unique allure. If you haven’t known it before, there are actually over 400 wineries spread throughout the Napa Valley. This may look like an inexhaustible number of wines for wine-loving tourists to delve into! And if they’re not exhausted from visiting the wineries Continue reading →

Northern California Activities You’ll Want to Try

Many tourists travel to California for its beautiful scenery, historical spots, world-class food and wine, spectacular events, and Hollywood, among others. There are a lot of Northern California activities that you may like to try especially when you get to visit the wine country and its vicinity. Taking part in Northern California activities in the month of May is an excellent way to welcome spring and summer. Of course, there’s the Cinco de Mayo events which give you a good excuse to party in the Continue reading →

Napa Tours – There Are More Ways to Arrive Than By Car

Do you want to know what Napa tours are all about? Napa Valley offers exciting tours and adventures that await millions – yes, millions – of tourists and wine lovers around the world who flock to the region each year. Exploring the Napa Valley is already an adventure of itself. However, exploring Napa Valley via different modes of transportation provide an element of intrigue and excitement. They can also give tourists the chance to see the captivating beauty of the Napa Valley in an altogether Continue reading →

Planning to Pop the Question? Consider a Hot Air Balloon Proposal

Hot air balloons have been long associated with adventure as well as romance. A hot air balloon ride over the beautiful, romantic Napa Valley landscape is the perfect way to pop the question to your loved one. Take your sweetheart on the private hot air balloon flight and experience an exhilarating, fantastic airborne journey as you fly over the gorgeous Napa Valley scenery. A hot air balloon ride is one of those truly ideal wedding proposal concepts. This is because being up in the air Continue reading →

Learn More about Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley, California is one of the famous and premiere wine regions in the world. Its Mediterranean climate, location, and geography make it perfectly amenable for growing grapes. This, of course, leads to successful commercial wine production. Because of the Mediterranean-type climate and geography, Napa Valley boasts beautiful scenery, cool winds, and warm sun. Everywhere you look in Napa Valley is picture-perfect. You will see neatly arranged rows of grapevines along with lush valleys and hills. These display various shades and tones of green in Continue reading →

Looking for Napa Valley Things to Do? Try a Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you are looking for fun Napa Valley things to do, the world-famous wine region near San Francisco never runs out of them. The Mediterranean-type lush and beautiful scenery in the Napa Valley is unbeatable. Even enjoying simple sight-seeing and taking pictures of the gorgeous Napa expanse will make the time spent so worthwhile. Summer and fall are Napa Valley’s peak seasons, where the sun shines brightly. Visitors from the US and around the world come to visit the wineries and have a taste of Continue reading →

Napa Valley Vacation – Not Only For the Summer Time

Many people are enticed by the idea of a Napa Valley vacation, but sometimes they limit themselves, thinking that they can only go in summer. This is clearly a mistake, as there are many things to do in the Napa and San Francisco Bay area even in the fall and winter months. In the winter, California’s weather is cooler, and while it does rain more, that does not make it an unpleasant place to visit. Like anywhere else, there will be drier times, though it Continue reading →

Hot Air Ballooning Is What to Do In Napa

If you are planning to be in California and wonder what to do in Napa while you are there, you will find you have a wide variety of experiences available to you. There are thermal pools in which you can bathe and mud baths that are an experience like no other. You also have your choice of restaurants that provide cuisine from all parts of the world, created and served by top-notch chefs. You can enjoy the wines from local vineyards. Or, you can try Continue reading →