Amazing Things to Do in Napa with Teens

Whenever you think about things to do in Napa Valley, the first thing that comes to mind is “adult” activities like drinking wine. California law states that a person under 21 years old is prohibited from drinking and possessing alcohol. There’s another challenge: many teens won’t be interested in visiting wineries. But in case you have a teen with you on your family Napa vacation, you don’t have to worry because you can find a lot other fun things to do without involving wine. You 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 →

Hot Air Ballooning with BATV Is Sure to Please

When having wine tours in and around San Francisco you may also want to include hot air ballooning with BATV or Balloons Above the Valley. BATV has been in the business of providing hot air balloon rides for over four decades. Our longevity in the business is a sure indication that we provide nothing but the best hot air balloon rides over the Napa Valley during the sunrise hour. What makes our hot air balloon rides sure to please? First is the rare and unique Continue reading →

Romantic Things to Do in San Francisco on Your Next Trip

Whether you are honeymooning or just having a romantic getaway, you will realize that there are a lot of romantic things to do in San Francisco. With its iconic landmarks, stunning vistas, and a smorgasbord of things to do, you and your sweetie will never run out of things to see and do in the City By the Bay. You won’t start and end your romantic vacation in San Francisco without viewing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. View the bridge through the coin-operated telescope or Continue reading →

Napa Tours – Finding Wine Tours for a Napa Visit

Needless to say, many people view wine tours as a must when going on Napa tours. Napa Valley is a viticultural region in California that’s deemed one of the best in the world. And knowing that fact, wine lovers from all over the United States and the world visit the area to get the best of the world-class Californian wines. There are a lot of things to do and to find while going on wine tours in Napa Valley as the region is focused on Continue reading →

Explore and Learn with These Things to Do in the Bay Area

There are fun things to do in Bay Area. Besides being fun, many of the activities can also be quite an enriching experience. If you plan to spend a week or two (or more) vacation in the Bay Area, you might as well take in some side trips to the California wine country. You may also want to take advantage of the fun and educational activities during your stay there. If you’re passionate about wines and want to know more than you can learn with Continue reading →

Enjoy Fine Dining in Napa Valley, California

Not only is Napa Valley, California one of world’s premiere wine destinations, it is also one of the world’s sought-after foodie destinations. Quality and seasonal fresh ingredients always make Napa’s cuisine truly among the world’s best. The region’s 100-plus restaurants have won more Michelin stars per capita than any other wine region not only in the US, but in the whole world. While Napa is proud about its local cuisine, it also embraces international flavors as well. People who are all about good food won’t Continue reading →

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 →