Whether you're a visitor or lifelong local, taking to the skies in a hot air balloon will reintroduce you to the area's stunning beauty -- and the flight's quite pleasant, too:
• $179 ($360 value) for a hot air balloon ride for one person
• Includes a champagne toast
• Flights take place seven days a week, weather permitting
Blue Skies, a Gentle Breeze, and Bubbly
A wonderful way to start off the day, this morning flight gives you beautiful vistas of the ocean side of the Sonoma Wine Country. On a clear day, you can spot the Pacific, and the Russian River meanders uninterrupted below. You'll also share a champagne toast with your pilot, which fully completes the experience.