Summer in the Wine Country has come to an end, but it doesn’t mean that your Napa activities for the fall will be less exciting!
In fact, autumn could be the best time for visit to the Wine Country. It is the time where the grapes come to their full ripeness and are ready for picking and making wine. Many tourists swear that the Napa Valley is at its most beautiful in the fall season. And you’ll know why. As the grapes are now ripe and ready to be harvested, the leaves change colors from green to yellow to amber and fiery red. The same changes go for many trees. Most of the grasslands, meanwhile, remain green throughout but some of them also change colors.
If you’re somewhat averse to crowds and overbooked lodgings and restaurants that are a common sight during the summer in Napa Valley, the fall season will see a toned-down activity in tourism. Nevertheless, there are a lot of things to do in the Napa Valley in the fall. If you like to get down and dirty (so to speak), participate in the region’s annual grape-stomping festival where you get to crush the ripened grapes with your feet. This will bring loads of fun especially if you bring your friends around (and more fun if they’re game for it too!).
A lot of wineries and other establishments also celebrate the harvesting season through related events such as wine and cheese pairing, food festivals and live music. Other popular events and attractions that happen during the fall include several concerts, art events, workshops, cooking classes, fun events for the kids, and so much more!
The cooler temperature in the autumn months also means less inconvenient, less tiring and more comfortable travel. We only hope that the cold won’t bother you! You can bike around the vineyards, hike at Napa’s popular hiking and camping spots, or even take a hot air balloon ride!
The cool, stable winds of the fall season is perfect for hot air ballooning. The perfect time of the day to have a hot air balloon ride is either morning or in late afternoon where people also get to have spectacular views of the sunrise and the sunset, respectively.
However, at Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) we do only sunrise hot air balloon rides but we do them in any season! We believe that mornings are great for hot air balloon rides because you will get to witness the sun rising from horizon, enveloping the whole world with light after the period of darkness of the night.
The beauty of the Napa Valley will be cast with light from the rising sun, and you will get to see the beautiful neat rows of grapevines, rolling hills and valleys that expose a multitude of fall colors from green, yellow-green, yellow, amber, fiery red and brown! Viewing the gorgeous autumn colors of the Napa when you’re flying the hot air balloon is entirely different to viewing them from the ground, or even viewing them from a hilltop winery. The altogether different perspective is really indescribable!
If you want to experience the beauty of the Napa Valley in the fall, settle for no less than Balloons Above the Valley (BATV). Not only do we provide pleasure to our clients through our sunrise hot air balloon flights, we also provide comfort and satisfaction through many perks such as pre-flight breakfasts, post-flight brunches with champagne, wine tours in Napa and Sonoma, picnic lunches, and optional sightseeing and shopping! Check out our amazing sunrise hot air balloon and wine tour packages and our rates: http://balloonrides.wpengine.com/tour-options-pricing-reservations/
If flying with Balloons Above the Valley alone will make you want to plan your Napa activities for the fall season, go along with your heart’s desire! The gorgeousness of the Napa Valley in the spectacular colors of fall plus BATV’s wonderful service and perks will all be worth it!