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The most unhurried time for a family getaway to Napa Valley is late in the year following the harvest. The activity has slowed, although there are still many opportunities for fun either indoors or outside. The fall weather is cool and comfortable, and the lines are noticeably shorter.
You might also head over to Sonoma County for some of their many family-designed activities, as well.
Fall Family Activities in Napa Valley
Napa Valley is not just for adults. Many local communities and businesses offer activities and programs designed for the younger set and their parents. Here are only a few of the many:
Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Carneros presents classes that encourage young people to be creative with art. Kids have an opportunity to explore their artistic side as they receive instruction in various media and styles.
Connolly Ranch offers a tour of a working farm while their education center provides instruction on the workings of nature.
Spectacular aerial tram ride at Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga transports families from the parking lot to the winery.
Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park conducts a tour of an 1846 grist mill as you watch workers make flour the “old fashioned” way. You may even purchase a bag or two to take home.
Hot air balloon Bay Area rides with Balloons Above the Valley provide a safe and enjoyable hot air balloon ride Bay Area adventure with Balloons Above the Valley.
Sonoma Family Activities
Pop over to Sonoma County for some more family-oriented fun. Among many other activities, they offer:
Safari West, the “Sonoma Serengeti,” is truly a “must-do” experience for every family. View the antelope, Cape Buffalo, cockatoos, cranes, flamingos, gazelles, hyenas, impalas, monkeys, ostriches, wildebeests, and zebras. And, of course, you will enjoy the incredible sight of those impressive giraffes and rhinos as they move about in a natural habitat.
Train Town in Sonoma offers real train rides through tunnels over bridges and a visit to a miniature town. Kids will also enjoy the petting zoo.
Super Family Adventure: Hot Air Balloon Bay Area
Book your family group with our Napa hot air balloon excursion above the floor of Napa Valley. For approximately an hour, you will soar safely and gently above, while sighting the pristine communities and glorious landscape of Napa Valley.
Our experienced pilots at Balloons Above the Valley place safety first as you enjoy your unforgettable hot air balloon Bay Area ride.
For information and reservations, call Balloons Above the Valley, and our reservationists will be pleased to arrange your family outing.
Phone now at 1-899-464-6824.