Napa Valley Activities for Summer Visitors

Summer is the perfect season, of course, to take a holiday and enjoy Napa Valley activities. The warmth of the sun and the vibrant surroundings beckon people to go out, enjoy, and let go of the cares of the world for a while. Vacations, as we all know, reach their peak during the summer months. It isn’t uncommon to see tourists flock to resorts and other holiday destinations.

Summer is also known to have the most number of festivals and activities no matter where you go in the world. Even if you only visit California, the festivals season occurs from June to September. You can find a lot of Napa Valley activities you can enjoy and remember.

It’s not a surprise that California’s Napa Valley has a number of festivals during the summer. If you’re gunning for the food and wine festivals in the summer season, you won’t run out of them! This coming summer, you can catch several food and wine festivals such as the 2015 Summer Winemaker Dinner and Wine Party at Markham Vineyards, Sunday Lunch in the Vineyard at Pine Ridge, V. Sattui’s Annual Fiesta Italiana at V. Sattui Winery, Lobster Fest at Pine Ridge Vineyards, Father’s Day Grapes and Grills Tasting at St. Supery Estate Vineyards and Winery, Slammin’ Salmon event at Rutherford Hill Winery, and so many more!

Napa Valley also offers entertainment and dashes of culture. Every July, the Napa Valley plays host to Napa Festival de Sole, a 10-day festival featuring arts, music, dance and theater that is held in over 60 events. Of course, the festival won’t be complete without food, as it also features intimate vintner’s luncheons, fine winery dinners, as well as wine tastings.

You can also visit farmer’s markets that dot throughout the Napa Valley, where you can browse and buy the freshest seasonal produce. Consider one of several farmers’ markets like St. Helena’s, Oxbow Public Market, the Long Meadow Ranch Farmer’s Market, the Yountville Farmer’s Market, and the Calistoga’s Farmer’s Market, among many others. Keep in mind that they open only on specific days, so you will want to do research on these farmer’s markets so you can go on the correct day.

Another one of the most popular activities during the summer months in Napa is hot air balloon rides. Many tourists want to experience this unique way of enjoying their summer holidays. And why not? It may be intimidating at first, but when you are up in the air you will forget your fears and worry. You’ll feel like you’re Superman!

As you are up in the cool, calm morning air, you will get to see the neat, verdant rows of grapevines, trees and other foliage, basking in the glow of the sunrise light. As everyone else down on the ground is starting to make noise, you on the other hand are relishing the calmness; the peace that you feel overwhelms you.

When you are about to embark on an incredible sunrise hot air balloon flight in the summer, choose Balloons Above the Valley (BATV). BATV has been providing breathtaking hot air balloon rides since 1978. It is one of the most highly-rated companies that provide such flights over the beautiful Napa landscape. And it’s not just our hot air balloon flights that have been recommended and sought after by clients for decades. We also have fun, interesting, and exciting things for you to enjoy and remember for years to come.

A warm and fresh pre-flight breakfast warms up your stomach and wakes up your senses to get you ready for the big moment. After the sunrise hot air balloon ride, cap your morning on a glorious note with a post-flight brunch with champagne to celebrate the successful flight.

Looking for wine tasting? BATV also offers sunrise hot air balloon tour packages that include a visit to the premium wineries in Napa and Sonoma, as well as a vineyard and production tour at one winery to discover the process of winemaking. We will also treat our lovely guests with other perks such as olive oil tasting, picnic-style lunches, Continental breakfast with a mimosa, and world-class transportation.

For information regarding our pricing and booking your reservations, drop as an email at You may also call us at 800-464-6824 to make your reservations.

Summer in Napa Valley provides fabulous places to spend a holiday, eat good food and drink world-class quality wines, and have an amazingly great time. Summer in the region also gives visitors an opportunity to create good memories. To make your Napa Valley activities even more enjoyable and memorable, choose Balloons Above the Valley today.