My wife and i took the balloon flight with 'balloons above the valley' thsi holiday weekend in December for our anniversary. We stayed at the nearby Best Western Ivy Napa which is less than 5 mins from the Marriott from where the balloon trip departs. Our reporting time was 7.00 a.m. and we sere served coffee and breakfast at the Marriott as promised. The breakfast was adequate with muffins and some fruits with Starbucks coffee. The balloon fligt took off about 7.15 a.m. and lasted about 50-55 mins. It was a pleasant experiece overall with scenice views of Napa valley all arous. However, December is not the best time to take the fligt as the vineyards are dry. Spetember/October would provide much more spectacular views of the valley. We would have liked to fly at higher altitudes but the flying altitude depends on the prevailing wind currets on the day so ca't really complain..The pilot Jayson was courteous and seemed quite competent at handling one of the largest hot air balloons in the US. The landing was perfect, The brunch after the balloon ride was excellent as well. All in all a wonderful experience! Following the balloon ride, we drove to the Castello di Amoroso for a wine tasting tour. That was money well spent as well!
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