Aerial Tour of Tampa

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Dusk in Tampa


Tampa is the largest city on the west coast of Florida.  It sits on Tampa Bay, which opens up into the Gulf of Mexico.  The metropolitan area, the second largest in Florida after Miami, is often called Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater in reference to the two smaller cities which lie on the other side of the bay.  The area is home to over three million Floridians.  Top contributor Tampa Randy flew a drone over the lovely Southeastern city at dusk to create this amazing aerial video.  

Droning the Tampa Bay Area

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Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida Drone Footage

Matt Hallum

Take an aerial tour of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area of Florida in this beautiful drone video by contributor Matt Hallum.  The "twin cities" lie on either side of Tampa Bay on the state's western (Gulf of Mexico) coast.  The video includes footage of Downtown Tampa, Downtown St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach (on the Gulf of Mexico), and Clearwater Beach (also on the Gulf side).  The Tampa Bay area is home to over three million people, making it the state's second-largest metropolitan area.  

Clearwater Beach

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Aerial Tour of Clearwater Beach


Florida's Clearwater Beach is one of a series of long islands which run parallel to the Gulf Shore coast of the mainland.  It sits opposite the town of Clearwater, the third largest city in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, which sits in the top left position of an upside down triangle formed by the three cities (Tampa being in the top right).   In this drone video by Tampa Randy, you'll see the length of Clearwater Beach from a bird's eye perspective, with the mainland of Florida being in the background.

St. Petersburg: Tampa Bay's Second City

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Downtown St.Petersburg - Florida


St.Petersburg is the "second city" of the Tampa-St. Petersburg Metropolitan Area; it's situated on the western side of Tampa Bay, opposite the city of Tampa.  Named after the great Russian city, St. Petersburg was founded somewhat later than Tampa, in 1903.  It developed as a separate city until the construction of some very long bridges later in the 20th century connected it directly to Tampa.  In this drone video by mjarti86, you'll get a bird's eye view of Florida's fifth-most populous city as of 2019.  

Clearwater Beach and Tampa

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Tampa, FL


In this drone video by GlobalAirMedia, you'll get a mini aerial tour of two of the main cities of the Tampa Bay area: Clearwater Beach and the city of Tampa.  Clearwater Beach lies on a series of "keys" which run parallel to the mainland, just west of the city of Clearwater.  It was recently named the Best Beach in the USA in a recent TripAdvisor survey.  The city of Tampa is the largest in the area, it sits on an eastern inlet of Tampa Bay called Hillsborough Bay.  

Sarasota and its Keys

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Sarasota and Surrounding Keys


TampaRandy created this beautiful drone video of Sarasota and its surrounding islands ("keys), on Florida's western (Gulf of Mexico) coast.  Considered part of the Greater Tampa Bay area, the city lies on Sarasota Bay, which is created by a series of long islands called keys.  Both Sarasota and even more so the keys (the most well known of which are Fiesta and Long Boat Keys) are a boat-lover's paradise: it's an aquatic-oriented spot, with many marinas and countless boats ranging from canoes to large yachts.    

Proposal at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge

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Proposal By Drone at Skyway


Just as drones are increasingly being used to film weddings, they are being used to film wedding proposals.  In this drone video by TampaRandy, you'll get to see a production involving a proposal on a boat cruising Florida's Tampa Bay.  The proposal took place in the shadow of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which spans the lower part of the bay between St. Petersburg and Terra Ceia.  The bridge opened in 1987, replacing an earlier span which was the scene of two maritime disasters in 1980.  

Skyscrapers, Beaches, Museums, and More

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4K TAMPA, FL Drone Footage (Ultra HD)


Take a tour of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area of Florida with this fantastic drone video by aerialsbyandre.  The video opens with a great show of the skyline of downtown Tampa, home of a dozen buildings over 100 meters tall (330 ft.) as of 2019.  From there you'll fly over the Henry B. Plant Museum, once a luxury hotel built by the railroad whose terminus here gave rise to the city.  Other stops include the Tampa Museum of Art, the Amalie Arena (home of the Tampa Lightning hockey team), and more.

Tampa Drone Montage

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Tampa Intro


This short drone montage by bthentic will take you over the Florida metropolis known as Tampa-St. Petersburg.  Situated on Tampa Bay and the adjacent Gulf of Mexico coastline, it's the second-largest metropolitan area in Florida after Miami.  The video alternates between shots of downtown Tampa, home to the metropolitan area's tallest skyscrapers, and its famous Gulf Coast beaches.  The Tampa Bay Area beaches are mostly clustered along the area west of Clearwater.