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 →

How to Plan Wine Tours in California

Wine tours in California are often best enjoyed with good planning. If you decide to take a trip to the California wine spots, most popularly Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, then it may be a little hard for you to do it. A wide array of fun activities awaits you when planning California wine tours, so a carefully thought-out plan is in order. What follows are some suggestions and tips to help you plan. If you’re all about the wines in particular, clearly decide on Continue reading →

Napa Activities – Plan a Girl’s Weekend

Napa activities are perfect for every girl who needs a weekend to have fun, keep her sanity and rejuvenate her soul along with her girlfriends. There are a smorgasbord of fun things for you and your gal pals when you choose Napa Valley as your next weekend destination. Napa Valley is a beautiful location and this is just one reason for you and your friends to choose a weekend getaway here. Aside from the region’s unbeatable natural beauty, there are also lots of great places Continue reading →

Napa Valley Wine Tours in Winter

Napa Valley wine tours are great for all seasons. Yes, we definitely mean all seasons – even in the winter months. Anytime is a good time to visit this world-renowned wine region in California. The coldest months in the Napa Valley are usually December, January and February. Winter in the region is where you’ll experience intermittent seasonal rains, which are then followed by blue skies and rays of sunshine. The changes in the weather during this season make Napa Valley all the more beautiful. Napa Continue reading →