Droning America: San Diego

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Droning America: San Diego, CA

Droning America

In this episode of Droning America, host Angie Avestruz heads to sunny San Diego, California.  Accompanied by local drone pilot and AirVuz contributor KaptureDM, they will bring you aerial views of some of the top spots from California's third-largest city.  Featured locations include the famed cove of La Jolla, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Balboa Park (home of the famous San Diego Zoo), the historic Gaslamp District, Balboa Park, and more spots from one of the USA's finest cities.

Road Trip: SD to Joshua Tree

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California Road Trip - San Diego - Joshua Tree - Big Sur

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Take a ride with top contributor th3venture and his fiance on an epic road trip through the USA's Golden State of California.  The video, which combines drone and ground camera footage, starts in the southernmost city of San Diego.  From there it's on to Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert, Cambria in San Luis Obispo County, Big Sur, the Monterey Peninsula (incuding the Bixby Bridge, shown in the opening credits of the Big Little Lies TV show), Santa Cruz, and more.

Del Mar

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Del Mar Beach North, San Diego, California

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Del Mar is one of the most well-known of the beach communities north of San Diego, California.  Located about 32 km (around 20 mi.) north of downtown, Del Mar is home to some of the finest beaches in Southern California.  With a population of less than 5k, it's also one of the region's most exclusive communities, with most single-family homes priced well over $1 million and not a few at multiples of that figure.  Check out the beautiful beaches of Del Mar in this drone video by contributor ayman803.

Solana Beach

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Solana Beach, California

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Solana Beach is one of the seaside communities of San Diego County in Southern California.  It is situated a bit less than 40 km (around 22 mi.) north of downtown San Siego, between Del Mar and Cardiff-by-the-Sea.  Seen here in this drone video by ayman803, Solana Beach has seen thousands of residential units built atop its sandstone bluffs.   Many of these were built during decades of cooperative weather; unfortunately, in recent years, some of these bluffs have collapsed during periods of heavy rainfall.  

The La Jolla Cove

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San Diego Featuring Ron Burgundy & The Channel 4 News Team

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The beach community of La Jolla, California, is one of the most exclusive in the USA.  Located just a few km/mi north of downtown San Diego, La Jolla is home to some of the most expensive real estate on the West Coast.  With a coastline alternating between bluffs and sandy beaches, La Jolla is actually a neighborhood within the city of San Diego.  The visual heart of La Jolla is an area known as the Cove.  Seen in this drone video by JordanB22, the cove sits right beneath the main commercial district of La Jolla.  

Lake Hodges

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Sun rise morning Lake Hodges fly above clouds 4K Video DJI Phantom professional UHD

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Check out this stunning drone video of Lake Hodges, a reservoir lake located in San Diego County, California.  Situated about a half hour drive north of downtown San Diego, Lake Hodges covers about five square km (around two square mi.) when full. The lake serves as the reservoir for Lake Hodges Dam, which was completed in 1918.  The primary purpose of the dam is to provide irrigation water to this very arid region.  Contributor taskforce20 created this excellent sunrise video of this important reservoir lake.  

Petco Park

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A Tour of Petco Park

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While FAA rules forbid drone flights over Major League Baseball games, there are no such rules on days when no games are played.  While access to the stadium is controlled by its owners, a drone pilot with the right connections can create an aerial video of the venue.  Contributor Robby Incmakowski, a TV sports reporter, was at Petco Park in San Diego when he created this epic bird's eye view of the $450 million stadium.  Home of the San Diego Padres, the 2004 vintage park seats just over 40,000.  

The Carlsbad Flower Field

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The Carlsbad Flower Field San Diego California

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Contributor taskforce20 put together this excellent drone video of the flower fields of Carlsbad, California.  Carlsbad is one of the communities of northern San Diego County.  Located about 55 km (around 35 mi.) north of downtown San Diego, Carlsbad is one of the wealthiest communities in California.   The subject of the video is one of the top attractions in Carlsbad: it's massive Flower Field.  Located on a ranch, the Flower Field is open for just a short time every spring, during which time it attracts up to 200k visitors. 

Rancho Bernardo

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Beautiful Morning cloud sunrise in 4K video Rancho Bernado San Diego

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Check out these stunning early-morning aerial views of Rancho Bernardo, California, compliments of taskforce20.  Rancho Bernardo is a community in the northern part of San Diego County, a giant territory which includes the city of San Diego and virtually all of its suburbs.  It's an area of rolling hills and canyons well inland (east) of the Pacific Ocean.  Rancho Bernardo is located about 32 km (around 20 km) northeast of downtown San Diego, just south of the town of Escondido. 

Mission Beach

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San Diego at Sunrise

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Check out these beautiful sunrise aerial views of Mission Beach, San Diego, compliments of AtmosphericEndeavors.  Mission Beach is situated on a sandbar that separates Mission Beach from the Pacific Ocean, just a few km/mi north of downtown San Diego.  The Mission Beach area offers easy access to to Sea World, one of the top attractions in Greater San Diego.  It's the southernmost of a string of beaches that runs for many km/mi north into the northern reaches of San Diego County.  

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas

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Cardiff by the Sea

ayman803

Check out this excellent drone video of a Southern California beach community called Cardiff-by-the-Sea, compliments of contributor ayman803.  It's part of the city of Encinitas, in northern San Diego County.  Located about a half hour drive north of downtown San Diego, it was developed beginning in the early 1900's by a Boston developer whose Welsh wife persuaded him to name it after the seaside town in Wales.  Cardiff-by-the-Sea is home to some of the top surfing spots in the so-called North County.

La Jolla

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La Jolla Beach San Diego

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La Jolla means "The Jewel" in Spanish.  And that it is.  Situated just a few km/miles north of downtown San Diego on the Pacific Coast, La Jolla has one of the finest beaches in California.  It has always been extremely popular with popular with surfers, snorkelers, kayakers, and hang gliders who launch from La Jolla's famed cliffs overlooking the beach.  Now drone pilots are discovering this magical spot on the Pacific, as you'll see from this amazing aerial video from contributor Skyguy.

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