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Wine Tours California: Arrive in Style

The lovely state of California offers a variety of climates and landscapes. It has famous beaches on the eastern coast, hot deserts in the southwest, snow-capped mountains and snowy trails in the northern and southern regions (during the winter), and a Mediterranean climate and scenery in the north. It’s like a world away after another in just one state! So it’s no question that California is a popular tourist destination. One of the things you wouldn’t want to miss is the wine tours in California, Continue reading →

Finding Napa Valley Things to Do Is Easy

Finding lots of Napa Valley things to do is easy. But because of the wealth of sights, tastes and experiences that await every tourist, choosing which ones they should do first becomes a little bit difficult. But one thing that shouldn’t be left out of your Napa Valley travel list is, of course, wine tours. There are hundreds of wineries in Napa, most of them family-owned, so each of them offers a different and unique experience to every guest. If you’re on a short getaway Continue reading →

Choose BATV for Hot Air Balloon Rides Near San Francisco

San Francisco is a tourist destination, as well as a starting point for other interesting tourist spots such as the Wine Country. After all the sight-seeing and dining in the downtown, you’d sometimes crave for some adventure. So how about hot air balloon rides near San Francisco? Fortunately, the Wine Country — where the Napa Valley is located — is a great place to enjoy hot air balloon rides due to it’s expansive and absolutely stunning landscape. This is really best viewed through flying a Continue reading →

Wine Tour San Francisco: How Many Wineries Do We Visit a Day?

A wine tour in San Francisco makes for a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to the idyllic and romantic Wine Country. But what if you’re only on a getaway trip and only have a day to experience a wine tour? Responses are varied from one visitor to another, but most of them agree that the reasonable number of winery visits should be limited to three to four. Many tourists have visited even up to six wineries in a single day Continue reading →

Vacations in Napa Valley – Enjoying Art and Wines on Vacation

Wines and art may be two different things, but during vacations in Napa Valley you’ll discover that wine and art can make a harmonious pairing. Don’t dismiss Napa Valley as another wine region, as it is also rich in history and culture. If wine and art are your two passions, you’ll find plenty of them here in Napa Valley! A lot of wineries in Napa boast magnificent classic and modern architecture that can be called a work of art themselves, thanks to the skill and Continue reading →

Staying Safe During a Honeymoon in Napa Valley

In order to have an enjoyable honeymoon in Napa Valley, as all the other purposes of traveling in the wonderful Wine Country, one has to stay safe. Going around vineyards and to wineries are part of the must-do’s on your list of Napa activities. In order to remain safe during your wine tours, you have to avoid getting drunk, especially if you’re expected to taste a lot of wines. Spit the samplings of wine into a spitoon instead of gulping them. So what happens when Continue reading →

Napa Wine Tour Package: Is Lunch Included?

Napa wine tour packages may or may not include meals. But if you ask tourists, most of them want to have a taste of the local cuisine or at least have something to eat along the way to make the most of their stay. So they choose a package that will enable them to at least enjoy local cuisines. Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) will give you the best experience you’ll ever have. Try our Balloon and Wine Tour Package, which has the combination of Continue reading →

Fun Things to Do in Napa Valley Come Rain or Shine

Any time can be a good time for fun things to do in Napa Valley, depending on how you look at it. Even during the gloomiest season of the year. The winter season in Northern California may not be the typical snowy winter, but it occasionally experiences rains and showers. Rainy days in Napa may make you feel a little gloomy, but it doesn’t mean that the touring and fun days are over. Or if your scheduled trip to Napa meets an unexpected downpour, you Continue reading →

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 →