Often families traveling to wine country wonder, “What are some Napa Valley activities we can all enjoy together this summer?” The answer, of course, is there are many fun things to do as a family in Napa Valley.
Napa Valley may conjure up images of adult activities such as wine tastings, but the region can also be considered as a family-friendly getaway. Families will find, to their delight, that Napa Valley activities can also be geared for the children. Taking the kids along to the wine country will be a new experience for them to add to their summer vacation.
Let’s start with the food! There are plenty of culinary delights that Napa Valley has to offer for both adults and children. Be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the family will never run out of options. Napa offers local coffee houses, Michelin rated restaurants, and endless wine options for adults. Children will enjoy hotdogs, fries, smoothies, sandwiches & brick-oven Neapolitan pizzas from the many family friendly eateries scattered around town.
Families will tighten their bond as they enjoy cycling together on Napa’s picturesque hillsides, watching the geysers in the neighboring city of Calistoga, riding on the Napa Valley Trolley and even touring the famous Castillo De Amorosa winery that is an actual castle! While all of these options are very suitable for families, the number 1 recommended family activity in Napa Valley is a Hot Air Balloon Ride!
Riding on the hot air balloon during the summer months is not just a pleasant experience for the family, but it’s also a memory that the family will never forget. Come and see for yourself, the astonishing beauty visible from the balloon’s basket.
Children must be at least 40 inches tall to ride, but we suggest they be approximately 4 feet tall in order to see over the baskets. It is also helpful if they have a sense of adventure! If this describes your children, they will definitely enjoy the ride and relish the breathtaking views of the Napa Valley hundreds of feet below. Kids will excitedly describe the neat rows of the grapevines and the varying hues of green from the trees and foliage… and the overall majestic landscape of the valley.
Balloons Above the Valley is one of the first companies to provide such hot air balloon flights over the Napa Valley. As it is also licensed to provide such flights, you and your family can be assured of its customer-and-guest-oriented service and overall safety. Not only does the company offer hot-air balloon flights, but it also provides a pre-flight coffee-and-pastries breakfast and a post-flight champagne brunch for the whole family to enjoy. The kids really seem to love the waffle station! Balloons Above the Valley will also provide transportation services for guests staying in the Napa Valley.
If you and your family really want to experience a hot air balloon ride over the gorgeous expanse of Napa Valley, you must book a reservation in advance by calling 800-464-6824. A hot air balloon flight in the summer morning is one of the major attractions that will make Napa Valley activities fun and unforgettable for every family.