Up & Away Ballooning. Being so close to the coast means that if the balloon you're in gets high enough, you'll have ocean views on a sunny day. You'll also take in plenty of vineyard vistas. Journeys conclude with a sparkling-wine brunch at Kendall-Jackson winery. Sonoma County Airport, 2200 Airport Blvd., off U.S.101, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403. 707/836–0171 or 800/711–2998. www.up-away.com. $235 per person.
The granny's-attic ambience of this mélange of antiques, art, and bric-a-brac makes for an engaging, nostalgic shopping experience. The prices aren't bad, either.
Locals love Hot Couture for its knowledgeable owner, Marta, and eclectic, well-curated, and reasonably priced vintage fashions and accessories from the 1900s into the 1980s.