Alcohol-Free Activities In Calistoga
by Deirdre Bourdet
Whether you're a tippler, a toddler, or a teetotaler, everyone needs to do things other than drink wine on a trip to wine country. These non-alcoholic activities are also some of the most enjoyable ways to spend your time in the Calistoga area.Take to the Air
What better way to experience the beauty and distinctive landmarks of the northern Napa Valley than to fly above them? Whether you fantasize about lazy balloon rides through early morning air, or World War II-era biplane missions, or swift and exciting modern glider plane trips, Calistoga has got you covered. Calistoga Balloons
offers one of the Napa Valley's best hot-air balloon experiences, thanks to the incomparable scenery of the northern valley. You will cruise over Castello di Amorosa, the Palisade Cliffs, Mt. St. Helena, Château Montelena, Old Faithful Geyser, and the Petrified Forest, and then enjoy a complimentary champagne brunch at Hydro Grill. Balloon rides are $225 per person, all inclusive, but only $199 if booked online. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.
If floating at the speed of the wind isn't fast enough for you, head slightly out of town to Crazy Creek Air Adventures
in Middletown, which offers scenic trips in sleek gliders and restored historic bi-planes, as well as flying lessons to those who yearn to rule the skies. Book your flight directly online where rates range from $149 to $330 for the ultimate glider ride!