San Francisco is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the USA – a foggy seaport with a funky hippie vibe and a Gold Rush history. It has a youthful and playful vibe and if you are not careful you might just leave your heart there!
This city has plenty to explore on the ground, but one of the most amazing ways to see San Francisco is to admire it from above on a helicopter tour. This is a thrilling way to see the many iconic sights of the city, including the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Prison, Sausalito and Fisherman’s Wharf.
A High Flying San Francisco Adventure
San Francisco, like Hollywood and New York, is one of those cities that you will feel familiar with before you even arrive, as the streets and landmarks have been featured in many films and television shows.
When you fly above San Francisco on a helicopter tour you will see many of the iconic attractions of the city from an exciting aerial perspective, including Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square. You will soar over the hills surrounding the city and your local pilot will share with you interesting stories of San Francisco’s history. This is the best way to take in the striking cityscape of this unforgettable American city.
Below you the communities of the Bay Area stretch as far as the eye can see. You might even fly over Alcatraz Island or the spectacular bridges that span the Bay. A helicopter tour of San Francisco will include many of the characteristic landmarks of the city, such as the Candlestick Park – the home of the famous San Francisco 49ers. You can also fly over the USS Hornet aircraft carrier that was used to retrieve the Moonwalk space shuttle The Apollo 11 after it splashed down in 1969.
Some tours will venture over the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond the city, taking you above the rugged coastal mountains and rainforests of Marin County. This is the wilderness where the Coastal Miwok people made their homes and the ancient groves of enormous Giant Redwoods are some of the biggest and most awe-inspiring trees in the world. You can even opt for a helicopter ride to Sausalito, a lovely Mediterranean influenced coastal village just outside of San Francisco.
Each helicopter tour of San Francisco is different, so take a look at the options and decide which attractions are most intriguing to you.
The Best Views of San Francisco
Taking a helicopter tour of San Francisco will be an amazing way to see the city from above and get a different perspective on some of the most iconic landmarks in the city.
Do you have any questions about helicopter tours in San Francisco, or any of the other amazing locations on our website? Feel free to contact us at any time – we are always happy to help you plan your helicopter experience.