Torc || I definitely think there is a reason that reservations are nearly impossible to get at Torc, the food is amazing. If you look at the menu and think you want to go, make the reservation - we didn't but luckily grabbed a spot at the bar & enjoyed the lobster risotto that caught my eye when we walked by the restaurant the night before!
Hot air ballooning wasn't something I thought we'd get a chance to do, but with it being on both of our bucket lists, we decided it had to happen. On the drive to Napa on Friday, we called Napa Valley Alfot and reserved our spot for that Sunday.
You are at the mercy of the weather when going up in the air and although we were grounded for an extra 20 minutes we were one of only 2 groups that were able to get up that day! I honestly think it was because we paid to have them take a photo of us on the ground & while we were going up in the air - maybe that was why we were in the first bucket!! Regardless, I'm so happy that we were able to take in the amazing views. I was actually shocked that you weren't able feel movement at all - it was as if you were motionless in the bucket! When you think of the price per person, it's actually not a bad deal & there was a deal if you checked in through Yelp you got $10 off per person towards their brunch after - which was delicious!
Napa's riverfront and downtown area is so charming. Lots of really fun local shops, vineyards have small stores that you can pop into for tastings & of course lots of good food to choose from!
Our time in Napa was perfect - just the right amount of relaxation, vineyards visited & food eaten!! We decided before leaving that we'd try to go back every few years to visit our favorites ones and explore new ones!