Balloons Above the Valley. This company's personable and professional pilots make outings a delight. Participants meet up with the flight escorts at the Oxbow Public Market and conclude with a champagne brunch there. You can extend the pleasure with packages that include a picnic lunch and winery tours. Napa, California. 707/253–2222; 800/464–6824; www.balloonrides.com. From $189.