Champagne Deals in Charlotte
Despite their glamorous appeal, hot air balloons were once used for more tactical purposes, as scheming generals flew them over enemy flanks to get a leg up in battle. But with today's deal from Asheville-based R.O.Franks Hot Air Balloon Company, the only thing you'll be battling is the urge to scream, "I'm on top of the world!" For $125 (regularly $250), reserve a 45- to 60-minute sunrise flight over western North Carolina, along with a champagne toast upon landing. Let pilot Addison Brown flex his 15 years of flight experience as he points out historic landmarks and provides insight into the state's ancient topography. Join other passengers as you meet in the early morning at the Grove Arcade, taking off to reach an altitude of 500 to 2,000 feet above ground. It'll be an unforgettable experience -- and we promise we're not just blowing hot air. Want more? Check out R.O. Franks Aviation Company on Facebook.
You may be a wine enthusiast, but you don't have to stomp grapes in your backyard to prove your passion for the fruits of the vine. Bottle today's deal from Travels in Wine Tours, instead: For $75 (regularly $150), receive an Ultimate Premier Wine Tour from Charlotte to the Yadkin Valley or of Asheville/Hendersonville. You'll embark on a seven-hour tour that includes a chauffeured scenic ride with fellow wine lovers and your sommelier guide to three select Yadkin Valley boutique wineries. Raise your glass for a champagne breakfast on the way to the first vineyard; enjoy wine tastings and hors d'oeuvres at your second location; partake in a gourmet picnic lunch by the river; and indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate and wine. The six-hour Asheville/Hendersonville tour also includes a chauffeured ride to four wineries, as well as a welcome toast, NC barbecue lunch, and a chocolate and wine pairing. Gear up for this excursion and use the outdoor tub to bathe the dog, instead. Want more? Check out Travels In Wine Tours on Facebook.
For a relaxing, blissful retreat, head to Urbàna Cityspa & Teabar in Carmel Village: • $55 (regularly $110) for a one-hour Jasmine Journey massage with tea + champagne • $45 (regularly $90) for a one-hour double detox anti-aging facial with tea + champagne • Jasmine Journey: Swedish-style, tea-steamed towels, jasmine oil + scalp or facial massage • Double Detox Anti-Aging Facial: antioxidant-rich mix of wine, tea, & honey; customized to your skin needs; includes cleansing, exfoliation, mask, and hydration A Great Space to Unwind Named one of the four most serene American escapes by The Huffington Post travel section, Urbàna Cityspa & Teabar can help carry away your stress. Indulge in the soothing ambiance of soft music and champagne-colored walls in The Champagne Room; or, indulge quietude in The Chocolate Room, which boasts walls with candy bar hues; other environments are also available. Want more? Check out Urbàna Cityspa & Teabar on Facebook.