What to Do in Wine Country » BALLOONS ABOVE THE VALLEY

Napa Valley has something for everyone throughout the year. The weather is great, the scenery fantastic, and the local businesses and citizens work diligently to offer activities to keep everyone entertained from early morning until late at night.

As the winter season winds down, the annual cycle begins again as vineyards kick into gear to manage the 2019 crop.

Checking Out the Region

Napa Valley offers two great ways to view the region in leisure. The first is to book passage on the historic Napa Valley Wine train which allows you to sit back, partake of a gourmet meal, sample wines, and enjoy the view of wineries from Napa to Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, and St. Helena.

The other way, equally as leisurely yet quieter than the train, is a slowly drifting hot air balloon ride Napa Valley. Enjoy the quietude and dramatic panorama of the Valley and the mountainous backdrop. A hot air balloon ride Napa Valley by Balloons Above the Valley is an unforgettable experience.

Explore the Valley

After your train or hot air balloon Napa Valley excursion, set out on foot, bike, or Segway (in Yountville) to get a closer view of the landscape along the 47-mile Napa Valley Vine Trail.

Dining Out

Napa Valley has the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants. This means you need not go far to have a memorable dining experience. When combined with some of the world’s finest wines, dining out in Napa Valley becomes truly unforgettable.

Art Scene in Napa Valley

Napa Valley offers numerous classes, galleries, studios, and frequent outdoor exhibitions for art lovers of all ages. In Napa, the diRosa Art Gallery encompasses a full 217 acres while presenting over 2,000 pieces of modern art by Bay Area artists in both indoor and outdoor settings. Beginning March 9, you may visit the Gallery 1 Presentation of “Building a Different Model: Selections from the diRosa Collection.”

Upcoming Musical Concerts in Napa Valley

  • March 1  The Irish Rovers Concert at Uptown Theatre Napa
  • March 6 & 7  Sylvestre Martinez Latin Jazz Quintet at Blue Note
  • March 8  Marshall Tucker Band Concert  at Uptown Theatre Napa
  • March 20   Connie Han Concert (2 shows) at Blue Note
  • March 22  Matt Nathanson Concert at Uptown Theatre Napa
  • March 23   Wyclef Jean Concert at Uptown Theatre Napa

Visit the Culinary Institute of America Greystone at Oakville

Be sure to spend time at the Culinary Institute of America Greystone. The Institute offers culinary classes, food tastings, wine pairings, restaurants, and a gift shop that offers every type of gadget for the home gourmet. Learn about farm-to-table cuisine and sustainable cooking.

Hot Air Balloon Napa

Since 1976, Balloons Above the Valley has been a premier hot air balloon Napa Valley company. Safe, reliable, and professional, hot air balloon rides Napa with Balloons Above the Valley are memorable experiences, exhilarating, quiet and comfortable.

To book a reservation, check out our packages here or phone the professionals for your hot air balloon ride Napa at 800-464-6824.