Napa Valley Hot Air Balloon Rides

There's just no experience like it. Napa Valley hot air balloon rides are an exhilarating adventure, providing spectacular panoramic views of the valley. Take along your camera... you'll want to capture the stunning scenery.

napa valley hot air balloon, napa valley balloon rides, hot air ballooning napa valleyBubbles help balloon pilots determine wind direction.

You don't want to miss this... Napa Valley balloon rides make memories you'll treasure for a lifetime. Celebrating a wedding, anniversary or birthday? Here's your opportunity to make it even more special. I know of someone who popped the question while soaring above the valley. That's much more romantic than using a score board at a baseball game, don't you think? She'll think so.

Know Before You Go

  • Book early. Make your reservation a week or two in advance. Weekends are especially busy, and you don't want to miss out on this unique experience. Booking online before you go can save you money -- check out websites for special deals.
  • Balloons depart at sunrise. Why so early? Winds are calmest at this hour. Besides, it's so romantic watching the sun come up over the mountains. Count on 3 to 4 hours for the whole event, from check-in to after-flight brunch.
  • Dress comfy and warm. You can expect the coolest temperatures at dawn, so it's a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater. You might also want your hat and sunglasses to shade your eyes. And wear flat shoes -- you'll be climbing in and out of the basket, and standing for about an hour during the flight.
calistoga hot air balloonFloating by the Old Faithful Geyser near Calistoga.

Napa Valley Hot Air Balloon Companies

Napa Valley Aloft

6525 Washington Street, Yountville * 855-944-4408 * nvaloft.com

Claiming to be the premier hot air balloon company in Napa Valley, this outfit certainly boasts a lot of experience. After four decades of ballooning above the vineyards, they know how it's done. You'll enjoy a post-flight champagne breakfast.

Balloons Above the Valley

603 California Blvd, Napa * 800-464-6824 * balloonrides.com

Imagine launching at sunrise for a thrilling flight above the vineyards. After your journey, you'll be greeted with a hearty brunch with sparkling wine to celebrate. Located in Napa, where you'll meet up at the Napa Valley Marriott.

Calistoga Balloons

1458 Lincoln Ave., Railcar #15, Calistoga * 888-995-7700 * calistogaballoons.com

Enjoy breathtaking views of Calistoga and more. You'll fly over Castello di Amorosa, Mt. St. Helena, Old Faithful Geyser and more famous landmarks for an unforgettable balloon escape. Champagne brunch awaits you when you get back on the ground. Want a balloon ride for just the two of you? They do that, too.