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Fun Things To Do in Napa Valley California

One of the most romantic places in the US to take your sweetheart in Napa Valley California. With its plush mountain countryside, it is far removed from any of the smog infested hills of Los Angeles. It is packed with a number of winery and mountain biking activities that can keep even the most adventurous busy. One really cool idea is to go on a hot air balloon ride in Napa. These rides provide some of the most spectacular views one can imagine, and are available for people of all ages.

I had the pleasure of visiting some of these outfitter while I was doing research for my website, and found that there is more to their story than one would think. I'm not going to bore you with the history of ballooning in Napa, but it is a rich one. Most balloon companies in the area got their start a few decades ago when the region was beginning to boom. Their had been a mass immigration of many people to the area, and with the great year-round weather and ripe conditions for wine making, it became a popular tourist hangout.

There are a number of bed and breakfasts in the area that accommodate couples and family's alike. This entire region is literally packed with these B&B's, and make a perfect complement to any weekend getaway. For most hot air balloon adventures, you simply sit back and take in the enormous beauty of a town on the outskirts of something magical and mystic. The rolling hills and unique countryside give you the feeling that you're a bird floating in the air, with almost nothing stopping you. The fresh aroma of grapes and vineyards sweeps past your nose throughout the experience.

But the second best part of the experience is once you land. Everyone that books a ride with one of these outfitters is introduced to a complimentary picnic, where some of the finest wines of the area are served, along with hot and cold hors d'oeuvres. While practically every balloon provider in the world does this, you can't imagine how great it is to be presented with some of the finest wines in the world, right in the backyard where they are grown!

If you are looking for a great place to take your family or loved one on an excursion they will never forget, be sure to check out our list of hot air balloon rides in Napa.

Rob Vrabel writes about various topics. See more cheap vacation spots here.

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