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 →

Discover Fun at These Things to Do In the Bay Area

Does your family want fun things to do in the Bay Area? People visiting the Bay Area often look for beautiful sights, amazing landscapes, and great things to do. There’s no way someone will become bored in the Bay Area because there so many incredibly fun (as well as educational and thought-provoking) things to do and see in the region. Discover fun and excitement at these things to do in the Bay Area and you won’t be disappointed! If you’re going on a holiday with Continue reading →

Wine Tours in San Francisco

Many people love wine and traveling, so there’s no better way to indulge their passions than doing wine tours in San Francisco. A luxurious wine tour in Napa Valley and Sonoma doesn’t have to be that expensive. All it takes is time to research the fabulous wine tour packages that will not make you break your budget. Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) has been providing highly-rated hot air balloon flights over the Napa Valley for more than 30 years. Our packages and their prices are 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 →

Outdoor Fun Activities in Napa

Finding fun activities in the Napa Valley is never a hard thing to do. With its lush and natural beauty, as well as the laid-back atmosphere, the Napa Valley is conducive for rest and relaxation. However, the open space of the region also allows tourists to enjoy plenty of fun outdoor activities. If you are the outdoorsy type who craves fresh air and adventure, you will never run out of fun activities in the Napa Valley. Consider having some fun by exploring the beauty of Continue reading →