Vacations in Napa Valley – Where to Go and What to See

Vacations in Napa Valley are not just about touring wineries and wine-tasting. Although those activities are not to be missed, there are also lots of other things to do and places to go in the world-famous Californian wine region. For starters, you would probably want to see the bigger picture of the Napa Valley as well as more convenient transportation. One of the great suggestions is going around the Napa Valley Wine Train, a fantastically-restored 19th-century line of railcars which runs from Napa to St. Continue reading →

Northern California Activities – Napa Valley

Whether it is for a weeklong vacation or just a weekend getaway, every vacationer will find plenty of Northern California activities to enjoy. Northern California is famous for its beautiful valleys, mostly laden with wineries. The county of Napa is the home of the Napa Valley world-famous wine region. And it’s not only the neat rows of vineyards on the rolling hills and valleys, or not only the adult activities such as wine tasting that tourists would want to see and enjoy. Northern California activities Continue reading →

Wine Tours in San Francisco — Which Wineries to Visit?

There are so many options when choosing wine tours in San Francisco, California. The Napa Valley and the Sonoma Valley are among the most famous of the wine countries. With their combined 1000-plus wineries and tasting rooms, this will definitely leave you to second-guess which wineries you want to visit. Fortunately, Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) is there to bring you to some of the wineries in Napa and Sonoma. The pioneer in hot air balloon tours in the wine country features several hot air Continue reading →

Fun Things to Do in Napa Valley for the Start of 2016

2015 will soon be over, hopefully, leaving you with fond memories that will surely last for a lifetime. As the year draws to a close, most of us are excited for 2016 and whatever things that lie ahead. If you’ve done a lot of fun things to do in Napa Valley, you will have more fun activities to enjoy in 2016 so be sure to mark your new calendars! Super Bowl 2016 is undoubtedly the most anticipated sports event next year, since it will hold Continue reading →

Napa Valley, California – A Great Place to Visit Any Time

One of the hottest tourist destinations in the United States is Napa Valley, California. Napa Valley is only about a 90 minutes drive from downtown San Francisco. However, once you transport from the urban jungle and the typical hustle and bustle to the rolling hills, the lush vineyards, and the laidback atmosphere it feels like you’re in a different world altogether. The beautiful Napa Valley region produces about 90% of the nation’s wine. Since the mid-1970s when the local wines were introduced to the rest Continue reading →

Northern California Activities: Plan for Super Bowl 50 Now!

The National Football League (NFL) and football fans have begun a countdown to the Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary on February 7, 2016. It’s expected that there will be a flurry of exciting Northern California activities. Napa Valley is the official destination partner of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. With its beautiful natural sights and world-famous wines, they’re more of a reason why you should go to the Wine Country. The following are our suggestions of things to do in Napa Valley before, during and 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 →

Amazing Things to Do in San Francisco

You can find so many amazing things to do in San Francisco, California. The greatest thing about it is that it is just over a 90-minute drive to the famous wine region the Napa Valley. That means a day may not be enough for you to explore the beauty of San Francisco and Napa Valley as well as its tastes, sounds, and other pleasurable things that they offer. Summertime and fall are when tourism in San Francisco and Napa Valley reaches its peak. There are Continue reading →

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 Vacations to Remember

If you need a good head start on a splendid Napa Valley vacation, here are some ideas you will surely remember. This is what’s in store in Napa Valley the next time you’re heading out to California for your next getaway! Napa Valley is not just wines, grapes, vineyards, wineries, gentle Mediterranean climate, and beautiful natural sights. There are also places to shop, dine, have fun, get immersed in art and culture, dance the night away, hit the dirt roads to have a rip-roaring adventure, Continue reading →