What to Do in Napa When You’re Here for One Day

You are wondering what to do in Napa Valley in case you’re here only for a day as a part of your weekend getaway. It is still possible to enjoy the sights and tastes that the Napa Valley offers even in a day, although you may want to pick and choose the sights and tastes you enjoy. You may want to start the day with a bang. How about sunrise hot air balloon flight? If you choose Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) to take care Continue reading →

Napa Valley Tours to Take from Morning to Evening

When you are planning Napa Valley tours, you will want to make the most out of from morning to evening. With its abundance of scenic countryside, wines, food, shopping and other activities, you should put Napa on your list of places to visit when you plan to travel to the Bay Area. Start the morning on a fine note. A hot air balloon adventure with Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) should jumpstart your day. Of course, you won’t leave for the adventure on an empty Continue reading →

Napa Wine Tour Packages – Without Breaking the Bank

Napa Valley is known to be expensive. However, you’ll be surprised to find several Napa wine tour packages that are budget-friendly. Napa can get quite overwhelming especially if it’s your first visit. To avoid getting staggered and confused, download the Napa Valley Winery Map (napavalley.com/maps/) to help you decide which wineries you want to visit while you’re in Napa. The map will help you plan your wine visits and tastings as well as limit your commuting/driving time and distance. Visit the Napa Valley Welcome Center Continue reading →

Wine Tour San Francisco – The Best Way to Sample Wine

Sampling wines, of course, is one of the essential activities of a wine tour in San Francisco. You may have seen TV or movie scenes where actors taste wines by swirling the wine, taking an intent look at it, and sniffing it with eyes closed before finally having a sip. You don’t need years of experience, formal training, or to be a sommelier to enable you to taste wine correctly. But when you have enough informal experience with wine, you will be able to tell Continue reading →

What to Expect from a First Wine Tour Near San Francisco?

If you haven’t been to Napa Valley or are a budding wine lover then you cannot pass up the chance to have your first wine tour near San Francisco. The “City by the Bay” is a good starting point for visiting neighboring areas such as the Napa Valley. As a first-timer you most likely will want guided tours, especially if you do not have a fixed or planned itinerary of your own. If you also want some adventure on your first Napa wine tour, a Continue reading →

Experience a Napa Tour Like Never Before

Planning a Napa tour is never that easy, because you will be faced with so many things to do! There’s so much to do in Napa Valley. Start by visiting the vineyards and the wineries. Then be sure to dine on your favorites – first-rate cuisine to roadside burgers. Take time to shop for souvenirs or artisanal food products and organic produce. You can also enjoy visiting museums or live performances, relax at a spa, take in some general sightseeing, and so much more. But Continue reading →

Fall Months Are Perfect for a Wine Tour in San Francisco

In our opinion, there’s really no bad season to do a wine tour in San Francisco. And the fall months are no exception. In fact, a lot of people who have gone to San Francisco and the neighboring Wine Country have attested that autumn is indeed the perfect season to visit. This may be true especially for the California wine country like the Napa Valley. Its endless rows of grapevines boast some of the most striking, dazzling colors anywhere you look. Each varietal changes itself Continue reading →

Vacations in Napa Valley Don’t Have to Happen in Summer

Although summertime is considered the peak season, anytime is the perfect time to take vacations in Napa Valley. You can’t really go wrong catching the “best” season in Napa. The highest time for the Northern California wine region is late spring until late fall. The temperature varies from hot to damp, and the nights are cool and crisp. Clusters of small grapes growing on the vines, green foliage and of course, bright and shiny days are the usual sights during the summer. Witness those clusters Continue reading →

Fun Things to Do in Napa Valley No Matter the Season

You will never run out of fun things to do in Napa Valley at any time of the year — yes, even in the off season. Sure, every fun activity depends on the season; in this case, you cannot enjoy swimming during the chillier autumn and winter seasons. But there are also fun things that you can enjoy — and enjoy all over again — throughout the year in Napa Valley, no matter the season. Visiting wineries is one of them, of course. This is Continue reading →

BATV Napa Wine Tour Packages You Will Want to Try

Napa wine tour packages are a brilliant idea because they make your Napa holiday plans easier. The rates, the itineraries, and the activities are fixed so all you have to do is to choose which of the packages suits to your preference and budget. Sure, there are other ways in Napa which let you see the beauty of the Napa Valley, but a hot air balloon ride from Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) is something else, something different! Enjoy uninterrupted, 360-degree views of the Napa Continue reading →