“Go Where You Feel Most Alive”


You’ve made plans to visit Wine Country and want to experience Sonoma, but now find yourself falling deep into the rabbit hole of online searches for things to do in Sonoma, places to stay in Sonoma and even the elusive hunt for best wineries in Sonoma…

Take a deep breath, we’ve got you covered! Browse through our articles that feature some of the most popular Sonoma attractions, local favorites and staff recommendations. You may even discover wineries in Sonoma Valley that are hidden gems, or off the beaten path, along with some suggestions for visiting Napa Valley and Carneros, the gateway between Sonoma and Napa!

Hot Air Balloon Festivals

Although there are hot air balloons festivals around the world, some of the best hot air balloon festivals in the U.S. just take a short plane trip or fun road trip to get to! Many enthusiasts enjoy popular air balloon festivals in California and throughout the...

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Best Wineries In Sonoma

Along With Best Breweries & Distilleries! Napa Valley might be a tourist's destination for wine, because of movies like "Bottle Shock," but don't be mistaken, Sonoma County is one of the world’s premier wine regions offering more than 425 wineries to choose from....

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Shopping In Sonoma

Experience Sonoma Valley's fantastic novelty shops and exemplary storefronts filled with fashion, flare and artisanal delights. Sonoma wine country has a plethora of boutiques, gift shops and more to choose from. Check out the list of local businesses below that can...

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Best Hotels In Sonoma

If you are looking for lodging options close to our meeting location or even the surrounding areas, including Napa Valley, here are some of the best places to stay in wine country! Sonoma Ballooning is happy to offer complimentary round trip transportation for our...

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Zipline Sonoma

After you experience the beauty of Sonoma Valley with Sonoma Ballooning, head further north to explore the magnificent coastal redwoods in Occidental. If you want to keep your spirits "flying" high after your hot air balloon ride in wine country with us, give...

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Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AGREEMENT March 22, 2021 Sonoma Ballooning Adventures ( SBA) values its users' privacy. This Privacy Policy ("Policy") will help you understand how we collect and use personal information from those who visit our website or make use of our online...

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Safety Video

Pre-flight safety video coming soon, but don't worry, your pilot and crew will have you covered with all the details the morning of your flight. All guests must be able to stand unassisted during the entire flight and be in good overall health, able bodied and can...

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COVID-19 Safety Questionnaire

All of our staff follow proper COVID-19 Safety protocols and we ask that you do the same when traveling to our area and prior to your hot air balloon tour. For your convenience, we have a link to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) that is used by...

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Guest Waiver

Below is our guest waiver that you will sign the day of your flight. If you'd like to download a copy in advance, please Click Here.

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Best Time To Visit Sonoma

When's the best time to visit Sonoma Valley or even the best time to visit Napa Valley? For wine country balloon tours, Sonoma Ballooning flies year-round, weather permitting, so anytime is a fantastic time in our opinion! When it comes to visiting wine country, we've...

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A Day Full Of Delights

One Of The Best Tours In Sonoma - A Trifecta Of Fun Awaits With AHot Air Balloon, Charlie's Acres & Vegan Wine Tour! Up & Away!Charlies acres from the air.Pet a turkey.Feed a cow.So Much Fun!La Belle Vie Wine Tour Guests who visit Sonoma agree that this area...

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The “Rodeo Landing”

Too many times we see the inaccurate term of a hot air balloon "crash landing" used by media or onlookers who simply don't understand the true mechanics of hot air ballooning. We have also found that not a lot of hot air balloon companies take the time to explain why...

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Physical Requirements Of Hot Air Ballooning

A Sonoma Ballooning hot air balloon ride is a safe and fun activity for almost all ages, but it is an outdoor adventure and there are some individuals for whom ballooning may not be appropriate. All guests must be able to stand during the entire flight unassisted and...

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COVID-19 Safety

We want your experience to be as fun and comfortable as possible, all while protecting your safety, as well as that of our crew and staff.  All Photos Courtesy of Visit California All vehicles and equipment are throughly cleaned pre and post flight.(Updated...

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