Summer is passing quickly, but there are still plenty of fun things to do in Napa Valley. Whether you head out as a family, couple, or group of friends, adventures abound, especially for those who thrive on outdoor adventures in one of the world’s most spectacular settings.
Napa Valley’s businesses and communities offer an endless list of adventurous activities. With excellent weather and so many outdoor opportunities, visitors can enjoy activities like Napa Valley’s iconic hot air ballooning, zip lining, swimming, golfing, picnicking, winery tours, and more. Guests often find more to do than time to do it.
Hot Air Ballooning Napa Valley
As they rise gently from the Valley floor at dawn, guided by an experienced licensed pilot, passengers aboard a Balloons Above the Valley hot air balloon Napa-style float gracefully above the Valley floor while witnessing a panorama they could never before imagine. These activity-minded adventurers will welcome the morning with a breathtaking view of miles of vineyards in full bloom and hundreds of quaint and stately wineries bordered by a backdrop of majestic mountains and hills. In the distance, passengers may catch glimpses of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
After their hot air balloon Napa touches down at the destination, couples or groups of family or friends will have plenty of time remaining to head out for a wine country tour or other exciting and fun things to do in Napa Valley or nearby Sonoma County
A day trip or overnight adventure to Safari West should be on everyone’s To-Do list. Safari West, also known as the Sonoma Serengeti, is a place where visitors can experience African wildlife while in the heart of California Wine Country. An exciting and delightful adventure, guests can safely search for wandering wildebeests, rhinos, giraffes, zebra, lemurs, and more of the 90+ animals roaming natural habitats throughout the 400-acre preserve.
With reservations made in advance, guests can also reserve a room for the night and enjoy a delightful dining experience at the Savannah Café.
Safari West is located about 75 miles north of San Francisco, just north of Santa Rosa, and just eight miles west of Napa Valley’s Calistoga.
Zip Lining in Sonoma
Fun things to do in Napa Valley for adventurous travelers also include ziplining in nearby Sonoma County. Just an hour west of the City of Napa and into the famous Northern California redwoods, Sonoma Zipline Adventures offers seven unique zip line options. One of these is 1,500 feet long, offering nearly three miles of non-stop excitement through the trees and above the forest floor and ravines below.
Safe and family-friendly, visitors can select from three options: one for first-timers, another that takes adventurers on the tallest and longest ziplines, and even a glorious nighttime adventure.
A two and one-half hour Guided Eco Tour includes multiple zip lines, sky bridges, a spiral staircase, and a rappel to the forest floor.
Book Your Hot Air Balloon Napa Adventure with Balloons Above the Valley
For information about your exciting hot air balloon Napa Valley-style, to reserve your spot on a future flight, or to purchase Gift Certificates for future flights, visit their Balloons Above the Valley website.
If you have questions and wish to speak to a Balloons Above the Valley reservationist about your hot air balloon Napa adventure, phone 1-800-464-6824.