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Aerial Tour of San Francisco

DJI Mavic Pro 4k Cinematic Footage | Aerial Visuals of San Francisco

AttilioRuffoPhotography
AttilioRuffoPhotography
11.0k VŪZ 61 47
2 years ago

A great deal of care went into this 4k cinematic drone reel of San Francisco from contributor AttilioRuffoPhotography. He cautiously flew a DJI Mavic Pro drone over the northern California city, capturing its skyline (including the new Salesforce Tower), the famed Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill, Dolores Park, and more.  If you love the City by the Bay, these bird's eye views will delight you! 

SF Skyline During Fire Season

San Francisco Smoke

sfdrones
sfdrones
755 VŪZ 15 9
7 months ago

Sfdrones created this amazing (if haunting) drone video of San Francisco choked in smoke from nearby wildfires.  As the sun struggles to fight through the smoke, you will see some of the most familiar (and beautiful) sights of the city (including the Financial District and Rincon Park) from a completely different perspective.  The most chilling footage shows the new Salesforce Tower, now the tallest building in the city, looming menacingly in the distance.  The smoke triggered major air quality alerts.  

The Mighty Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

jordanthe
jordanthe
52.3k VŪZ 79 60
2 years ago

The Golden Gate Bridge connects the City of San Francisco with Marin County to its north, at the opening of San Francisco Bay.  It was conceived during the depths of the Great Depression, and at the time of its completion in 1937, it was the longest and tallest suspension span bridge in the world at 1.3k meters (4.2k ft.).  Contributor Jordanthe used a drone to create a memorable aerial view of this bridge, which since its construction has been one of the most iconic sites in the United States.   

60 Second Drone Tour of San Francisco

iDroneU - Experience San Francisco

iDroneU
iDroneU
3.3k VŪZ 33 18
3 years ago

For a 60 second tour of the proverbial City by the Bay, it's tough to beat this one by iDroneU. With short bursts of epic footage, you will be taken around to see virtually all of the highlights of San Francisco. Watch it for bird's eye views of Lombard Street, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio, the Financial District, the Marina area, and more.  The highlight is probably some amazing overhead shots of Alcatraz, the former prison-island in the middle of San Francisco Bay.  

The Bay Area by Drone

Bay Area By Air

sfdrones
sfdrones
3.1k VŪZ 32 21
3 years ago

Contributor SFDrones put together this epic aerial video of the San Francisco Bay area.  While it's got amazing bird's eye views of the iconic San Francisco skyline, much of the video is shot outside of "the City" as its known to the locals.  It has some amazing aerial shots of the South Bay, including the area around the Dumbarton Bridge (the southernmost of the three bridges which cross the bay, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara (home of the 49ers football team), and much more.  

Bay Area Drone Tour

EPIC San Francisco Travel Video!!

jayxlamar
jayxlamar
1.8k VŪZ 11 14
7 months ago

EPIC is right. Check out this amazing travel video from contributor Jayxlamar.  He used a DJI Phantom 4 Pro to create an amazing aerial portrait of San Francisco, the City by the Bay.  Strap yourself in for a ride which will take you along the city's Pacific coastline, over the Golden Gate Bridge.  There's a great fly-by of Coit Tower at night at the :52 mark, and a great shot of the eastern terminus of the Bay Bridge.  It also includes some amazing shots of the Financial District, the hills of Marin County, and more.

The Transamerica Pyramid

Aloft in California - Transamerica Pyramid 4K

AdventurousDrone
AdventurousDrone
614 VŪZ 17 11
8 months ago

The TransAmerica Pyramid is one of the USA's most iconic skyscrapers.  Completed in 1972, it had a two year run as the tallest building west of Chicago, surpassed by LA's Aon Center in 1974.  Its run as the tallest building in San Francisco lasted considerably longer: the 260 meter (about 850 ft.) structure held the title of the tallest building in the City by the Bay for over four decades before being passed by the Salesforce.com tower during construction in 2017.

SF's New Skyline

Don't Call It "Frisco"

Matt Dutcher
Matt Dutcher
4.4k VŪZ 52 27
a year ago

San Francisco has one of the most widely recognized skylines of any city in the world.  That skyline has been transformed recently with the construction of the Salesforce Tower, a new skyscraper in the heart of the city's Financial District.  It has a rooftop height of 326 meters (1,070 ft.), handily ending the 45 year reign of the TransAmerica Pyramid as the city's tallest building.  Contributor Matt Ducher used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this amazing aerial look at the city's new-look skyline.

San Francisco Skyline by Drone

San Francisco Skyline & Beyond by Drone in 4k

Glazed Aerials
Glazed Aerials
1.8k VŪZ 19 27
a year ago

San Francisco has one of the USA's most impressive skylines.  With some of the tallest skyscrapers on the West Coast, and a stunning setting on the bay, the SF skyline is even more of a marvel when seen from an aerial perspective.  In this reel, contributor Glazed Aerials used a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to create this amazing aerial tour of the city, which includes footage of the Transamerica Pyramid, SalesForce Tower, and more.  

The "New" SF Bay Bridge

Cinematic San Francisco shots.

bbloss
bbloss
1.1k VŪZ 21 18
a year ago

Top contributor Bbloss created this stunning drone video of what may be the world's most expensive bridge. Following its partial collapse during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, a decision was made to rebuild the eastern half of the landmark San Francisco Bay Bridge, which spans over 7 km (almost 4.5 mi.) over the bay.  Construction on the eastern span replacement began in 2002 and wasn't completed until 2013, a six year delay. Its final coast was $6.5 billion, vs. an initial estimate of $250 million!  

Muir Woods

Fog Over Muir Woods at Sunset!

trosencrantz
trosencrantz
1.2k VŪZ 9 14
8 months ago

Muir Woods is one of the great natural treasures of the San Francisco Bay area. It's an area of old growth redwood forests near Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The main area of the woods was donated to the US government from a private citizen, and later converted to a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.  In this video from Trosencrantz, you'll get a bird's eye view of the fog-enshrouded ancient forest.

Around SF Bay by Drone

Aerial Reel of the San Francisco-Bay Area

91 Kilometers
91 Kilometers
1.1k VŪZ 14 15
a year ago

Check out this beautiful tour-by-drone of the San Francisco Bay area, compliments of contributor 91 Kilometers.  It opens with a beautiful shot of the Palace of Fine Arts, the museum which was destroyed by the '06 earthquake, rebuilt, and is now a theater.  From there it jumps across the bay to the Port of Oakland, which has long-since replaced San Francisco's in importance to the area.  You'll also get some overhead shots of the new eastern section of the SF Bay Bridge, completed in 2013.

San Francisco Luxury Apartment

$8.5M luxury estate drone real estate video by Douglas Thron

Douglas Thron
Douglas Thron
1.9k VŪZ 25 16
3 years ago

By virtue of space constraints, building restrictions, and the ever present allure of living in the Bay Area, San Francisco is perenially among the most expensive real estate markets in the USA.  The city has become a magnet for the ultra-rich who are not put off by sky-high prices.  In this video, contributor Douglas Thron used a drone to help create a promotional video for a high end penthouse condominion in the heart of the city.  

Treasure Island

Treasure Island, San Francisco

400ft
400ft
2.2k VŪZ 29 17
2 years ago

This is a drone video from 400ft of Treasure Island, an artificial island in San Francisco Bay.  The island was built in the 1930's for the World's Fair.  It was originally planned to be the site of a second San Francisco airport, but when World War II started it was taken over by the US military.  Following base closure in the late 1990's the island has been undergoing a process of environmental remediation and redevelopment.

The New Embarcadero

Rincon Park on San Francisco's Waterfront

91 Kilometers
91 Kilometers
916 VŪZ 11 11
a year ago

Contributor 91 Kilometers created this great drone video of San Francisco's Embarcadero, the eastern part of the city's waterfront.  After the Lomita Prieta Earthquake of 1989, it was feared that the elevated freeway which had obscured the area for years was not structurally sound and was torn down.  Since then, the waterfront has been  completely transformed.  It's now a lively pedestrian scene and home to one of the country's largest farmers markets.    

Coit Tower

Aloft in California - Coit Tower 4K

AdventurousDrone
AdventurousDrone
113 VŪZ 9 5
8 months ago

Adventurous Drone created this brilliant aerial of Coit Tower, one of San Francisco's most recognizable landmarks.  The 64 meter (210 ft.) concrete tower is situated atop Telegraph Hill, by most accounts the most scenic of the city's seven main hills due to its panoramic vistas.  The Art Deco tower was completed in 1933, and was dedicated as a memorial to firefighters who perished in San Francisco's fires.  The video will give you the view from above the tower, one of the best in the USA. 

Golden Gate Bridge

Aloft in California - Golden Gate 4K

AdventurousDrone
AdventurousDrone
174 VŪZ 9 3
8 months ago

AdventurousDrone brings us this beautiful look at a fog-enshrouded Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's most recognized landmarks.  One of the reasons why it's almost universally recognized is that it's one of the world's biggest movie stars.  Literally dozens of feature films have used the bridge as a shooting location, ranging from its use as the backdrop for a well known shot in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo to the scene of an epic fight in the 1985 James Bond movie View to a Kill

The Presidio

Presidio of San Francisco / Golden Gate Bridge

pedrooninsta
pedrooninsta
918 VŪZ 19 9
2 years ago

Check out this amazing dronie from the Presidio in San Francisco, compliments of contributor Pedrooninsta.   Now part of the Golden Gate Recreational Area, the Presidio was a US Army fortress until being phased out after the Cold War.  Originally a Spanish fortress, the forces stationed at the Presidio were called upon to assist the city when it was devastated by the great 1906 Earthquake.  In the video, the shot pulls in the Golden Gate Bridge looming behind the fortress.

Good Times in SF with Mavic Pro 2

I Found My "IT GIRL" | SAN FRANCISCO - 2018

mamitagadventures
mamitagadventures
690 VŪZ 11 11
7 months ago

Go on an aerial getaway with contributor mamitagadventures in the great city of San Francisco, California!  He and his wife explore all the fantastic sights of SF with his new DJI Mavic 2 drone.  He combined aerial views of the Golden Gate Bridge, that peeks out from dense bay fog with ground shots that contain all the excitement of Chinatown to create one spectacular drone reel of the #1 tourist destination city in the United States.

FPV Diving Coit Tower

Coit Tower Night Dive

SFPV
SFPV
954 VŪZ 21 13
2 years ago

Coit Tower is an art deco architectural masterpiece on Telegraph Hill in the heart of San Francisco.  It is dedicated to those who perished in major fires in San Francisco, including the fire which occurred in connection with the great 1906 earthquake.  In this video, top drone racing pilot and contributor SFPV flew a racing quadcopter via first person view (FPV) over this iconic California landmark, which sits in the USA's Register of Historic Places.  

San Francisco at Sunset

San Francisco Sunset in HD

Zachary Bostick
Zachary Bostick
2.6k VŪZ 27 21
2 years ago

Zachary Bostick used a DJI Mavic Pro to create this beautiful aerial view of San Francisco at sunset.  It opens with a great shot of the iconic San Francisco Ferry Building, which once was used to shuttle tens of thousands of passengers across the bay before the city's bridges were built.  From there it's on to a shot of the western part of the Bay Bridge, some beautiful shots of the financial district, a look northward towards Coit Tower.  At the end, you'll be able to see Alcatraz off in the distance.

Aerial Tour of SF

San Francisco by Air

trosencrantz
trosencrantz
95 VŪZ 7 5
4 months ago

Check out this beautiful aerial tour of San Francisco, compliments of contributor trosencrantz. The video features some amazing bird's eye views of the Transamerica Pyramid, the new Salesforce Tower, and the other skyscrapers of the Financial District.  It's also got some great shots of Golden Gate Park, including some amazing views of the windmills at the park's western end.  Just for good measure, you'll also see some great views of Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city's Pacific beachfront.

Marin County: Mt. Tamalpais

MT. TAMALPAIS - 2018

mamitagadventures
mamitagadventures
134 VŪZ 10 6
a year ago

Check out the views from atop Mt. Tamalpais overlooking San Francisco, complimens of Mamitagadventures.  The mountain is situated in Marin County, on the far (north) side of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It has a peak elevation of about 780 meters (just under 2.6k ft.), with very high prominence due  to its base being right at sea level.   It's a very popular hiking area, and its peak affords unmatched views of the City (as San Francisco is known to the locals) and the entire northern bay. 

Golden Gate Park by FPV

San Francisco - Golden Gate Park

InspireFPV
InspireFPV
1.0k VŪZ 9 10
3 months ago

You will get an entirely new perspective on San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in this awesome first person view (FPV) video by contributor and FPV pilot InspireFPV.  The rectangular-shaped park is almost 5 km long (just under 3 mi.) and is 20% larger than New York's Central Park in terms of land area.  The video will give you some epic first-person views of some of the park's top sights, including Music Concourse plaza, the Academy of Sciences, and the Hamon Observation Tower.

Mussel Rock FPV, Daly City

Mussel Rock Golden Hour - Pacifica, CA

InspireFPV
InspireFPV
1.2k VŪZ 9 12
2 months ago

InspireFPV does just that with this amazing FPV video from a famous rock in the Pacific Ocean just south of San Francisco.  Mussel Rock is a "family" consisting of one large rock and several small ones.  It sits just off the coast of Daly City, the "suburb" situated just south of San Francisco.  The significance of this spot is that it was believed to be the very epicenter of the great 1906 Earthquake which nearly leveled San Francisco and was by some measures the worst natural disaster in American history.  

Ballooning in Napa

Napa Hot Air Balloons

sfdrones
sfdrones
386 VŪZ 13 9
2 years ago

Bright sunny skies, low winds, and beautiful aerial winery views are three reasons why hot air ballooning has always been a big draw in Napa, California.  This large wine growing center northeast of San Francisco has many balloons floating over it on a given day, probably as many as any spot in the United States.  In this video, top contributor SF Drones gives us a drone view of the balloons floating in the crystal blue California sky. 

New Apple HQ in Cupertino

Sneaking into Apple Campus 2

400ft
400ft
632 VŪZ 10 7
2 years ago

Apple is one of the drivers of the economy of the San Francisco Bay Area.  It employs tens of thousands, and its stock performance since the 1990's has created literally hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth in the region.  When it started construction on a new corporate campus in Cupertino, in the South Bay area (also known as Silicon Valley), well, drone pilots were drawn to it like magnets.  Check out this aerial video by 400ft, who filmed it before it was completed in 2017.

GG Bridge and Marin Headlands

Golden Gate Bridge & Headlands Coastal Views

trosencrantz
trosencrantz
392 VŪZ 8 10
2 months ago

Contributor trosencrantz created this phenomenal drone video of one of the most well-recognized spots in the USA: the area around the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay area.  The video opens with an epic shot looking eastward over the Depression-Era landmark towards the skyline of San Francisco, featuring some amazing time-lapse shots over and around the bridge.  Then the video shifts to the stunningly beautiful Marin Headlands, the area near the northern end of the great bridge.  

Dronie from Stanford

... And Intelligent Too :)

LightAndDrawing
LightAndDrawing
274 VŪZ 13 6
2 years ago

LightandDrawing brings us an aerial look at one of the world's most famous universities.  Stanford University is in Palo Alto, California, south of San Francisco.  It was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, the great railway magnate.  While considerably younger than the well known East Coast schools, it is nonetheless considered one of the top 2-3 universities in the country.  Watch the videos to get bird's views of Hoover Tower, the Quad, and other sights on this on this beautiful 8,000 acre campus.

Crooked Lombard Street

Lombard Street from above

NGreyTravels
NGreyTravels
300 VŪZ 5 3
18 days ago

NGreyTravels created this beautiful drone video of what has been billed as the "crookedest street in the world" - Lombard Street in San Francisco.  Actually, the moniker applies to just a single block of this major east-west thoroughfare: the western side of Russian Hill.    With its eight hairpin curves here, the road's design was intended to reduce its grade at a time (the 1920's) when motor vehicles had less effective engines and brakes.  It's one of the city's most iconic sights.  

GG Bridge by FPV

Golden Hour || FPV Freestyle

inburst
inburst
1.5k VŪZ 24 13
3 years ago

You may have seen some epic drone videos of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, but it's a good bet you've never seen anything quite like this.  Contributor Inburst used a 5" Alien racing drone to capture this magnificent view of the great bridge from a first person view (FPV) perspective.  Mounting an HD camera to the drone and donning FPV goggles, he was able to create an entirely new way of looking at this magnificent landmark, one of the most iconic spots in the USA.  

DJI Mavic Pro over Oakland

Oakland CA from a Mavic Pro

nickandrew25
nickandrew25
107 VŪZ 7 4
2 years ago

Contributor nickandrew25 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone and some nice editing techniques to create this very creative aerial of Oakland, California. The city sits to the east of San Francisco, on the opposite side of the bay.  Most of the video was shot along the Oakland waterfront, which extends southward from the eastern terminus of the SAn Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.  In addition to being a major Bay Area population center, Oakland is also home to what is now the area's largest seaport.  

San Francisco at Sunrise

SF Sunrise

sfdrones
sfdrones
2.0k VŪZ 26 10
3 years ago

Here's an amazing aerial look at an early morning San Francisco, compliments of contributor sfdrones.  The video opens with some epic shots of some almost glass-smooth waters on the bay, then transitions to some amazing shots of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge (specifically its western section).  From there you'll get some amazing aerial views of the Embarcadero waterfront area, the financial district, and an amazing finale looking westward over the whole city towards the ocean.  

Cal Berkeley's Sather Tower

A New Perspective of the Cal Campus

la.drones
la.drones
162 VŪZ 7 7
3 years ago

By most accounts, the University of California at Berkeley is the USA's most prestigious public university.  In fact, the University of California's flagship in San Francisco's East Bay is generally ranked amongst the top half-dozen universities in the world, on a par with its cross-bay rival Stanford University. In this video, la.drones gives us an aerial perspective on the campus's most well known landmark: the Sather Tower, otherwise known as the Campanile.    It's the world's third-highest clock bell tower. 

FPV: Google's Redwood City Campus

I don't know... Google it

InspireFPV
InspireFPV
1.2k VŪZ 22 22
a month ago

Check out this killer FPV video from the new Google campus in Redwood City, California, compliments of InspireFPV. The search giant is, along with Apple, one of the two most important companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In recent years, the company has outgrown its Googleplex in Mountain View in Silicon Valley and has been picking up space across the South Bay.  In 2014, it acquired part of the Pac Shores Center development in Redwood City; it moved in here in 2018.

Iconic SF Sights

Views of San Francisco

Wasim Mazahreh
Wasim Mazahreh
457 VŪZ 19 14
2 years ago

Contributor Wasin Mazareh used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this excellent mini-tour of of some of the most iconic sites in the city of San Francisco, California.  It features Mission Dolores Park in the Mission District, Alamo Square's Painted Ladies (Victorian and Edwardian homes repainted during the 1960's), Lombard Street (the famously curvy street on Russian Hill), the Palace of Fine Arts, Crissy Field (a now-closed airfield near the Presidio), and Golden Gate Bridge. 

Sailing in the Bay by FPV

SailGP San Francisco

SFPV
SFPV
894 VŪZ 14 10
a month ago

While gimbal-stabilized camera drones such as the DJI Phantoms have revolutionized the world of sailing, these quadcopters aren't suited to high speed sailing.  Even if they are fast enough to keep up with fast-moving sailboats, they aren't able to get shots like what you will see in this remarkable video by top contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot SFPV.  He used a GoPro mounted to a racing quadcopter to film some seriously insane catamaran sailing action on San Francisco Bay.  

FPV Video of Oracle Headquarters

Oracle HQ

InspireFPV
InspireFPV
876 VŪZ 12 12
4 days ago

Contributor InspireFVP created this "inspiring" FPV drone video of the campus of Oracle Corporation in Redwood City, California.  Oracle is the worldwide leader in relational database technology and applications; for its last fiscal year it reported revenue of nearly $40 billion. Its world headquarters campus is in the Redwood Shores area of Redwood City, right off the bay.  Its glass buildings are familiar to anyone who has traveled south from the San Francisco Airport on the 101 Freeway.  

Sunrise over the Financial District

Early Morning in downtown San Francisco

91 Kilometers
91 Kilometers
144 VŪZ 10 5
a year ago

Check out this beautiful early-morning view of the area around the San Francisco Financial District, compliments of 91 Kilometers.  It begins with a nice shot panning west, with the Bay Bridge appearing in the background.  Then the drone heads north along the Embarcadero, an area once covered by a freeway which was torn down following the 1989 earthquake.  From there you'll get to see the Embarcadero Center office complex, the Transamerica Pyramid, and the new Salesforce Tower.  

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