My hot air balloon Ride with Napa Valley Aloft balloons was amazing!!! Start to finish it was top notch. My boyfriend and I chose Napa Valley Aloft Balloons because they offer non-crowded, smaller balloon baskets. I was happy I did after noticing a huge hot air balloon w/ 20+ people crammed in another company's balloon, our balloon had 10 (five couples).
First off, a hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley is a wonderful way to start your day. I highly recommend opting for breakfast package (seated on deck of Cafe + full service + tasty French Toast + coffee + 2 mimosa :) = $25) by far the best value for Napa Valley (you know what I'm talking about if you've been to Napa). You are really hungry after the balloon ride too. Okay enough about breakfast more about balloon ride. The hot air balloon takes off right where you meet, which was convenient. We took off over the cute town of Yountville and we drifted towards Napa. In between, we flew over beautiful vineyards, wineries, and dream homes. I can't describe the views, I would not give them justice, you have to experience it yourself. Our hot air balloon Pilot/Tour guide was very entertaining and informative. We landed (softly) in a park with rolling hills where the company balloon chasers/crew are waiting to greet you. After the hot air balloon is deflated, back to the starting point where you have breakfast with the pilot, learn more about the company (local family business), and exchange stories and pictures with the other balloonist. Thank you Napa Valley Aloft Balloons for the ride of my life!! and thank you to my boyfriend for spoiling me ;).