Napa valley aloft balloon rides

By: Joel Cas

A Napa trip isn’t complete without experiencing a hot air balloon ride with Napa Valley Aloft. This once in a lifetime experience was more than I ever dreamed it could be. I’m still thinking about it now! The family-owned company made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. Plus, as someone who is afraid of heights, the staff made me feel comfortable and safe with their years of expertise. 

This was an early morning experience (we had to arrive at 5am), which normally I would not be happy about, however, once we arrived I was captivated by the the hustle and bustle of preparing the balloons. Watching the hot-air balloon slowly inflate in front of me was mesmerizing. Once the balloon was ready, we hopped inside our basket and took off. The ride over Napa Valley was unforgettable and it was breathtaking floating above the vineyards and beautiful estate homes. 

Imagine it. Picturesque views all around you. Colorful balloons in the distance. It was the perfect way to start the day. Words don’t do this justice so i’ll let the pictures do the talking! The whole experience lasts about 4 hours and is truly something you don’t want to miss!

Hot Air Balloon Ride, Napa Valley A Loft 6525 Washington Street Yountville, CA 94599, daily, starting at $220 per person, reservations required. Visit their site here. 


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