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Touring San Diego by Air

Corporate Helicopters Shows Off San Diego in Thirty Minutes

In San Diego but don’t have a lot of time to see the sights? Skip the tour buses and whale watches and get an unbeatable view from the air with Corporate Helicopters.

“It’s definitely the best way to see San Diego, especially if you’ve come from out of town since you can see more in ten minutes than you could in a week,” says Julie Parnell, the Marketing Manager. “Even the locals agree that it’s the best way.”

After all, how else could someone get such stunning, aerial views of the Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla Bay, Del Mar Racetrack, Coronado Island, and downtown San Diego? “You’re going to see all the coastal views in San Diego,” Parnell says. “I think that it highlights the attractions that most tourists know about and it’s going to show you some things you didn’t even know existed.”

One such example is Coronado Island’s has giant letters, which are invisible to those on the ground. There are also hidden beaches and magnificent oceanfront estates along the North County coastline that the pilots will point out.

Even landmarks one could see from the ground become more breathtaking from the air, such as Mount Soledad’s giant cross. People come for miles to visit it, hiking and driving up the mountain, but in a helicopter, the view’s unbeatable. Parnell says, “It’s actually kind of overwhelming how beautiful it is.”

Since these flights cover a lot of ground, such as it is, in less than an hour, the trips are incredibly popular with people on tight schedules. “For the business traveler who doesn’t have much time, it’s a great way for them to see everything before dinner or even before their flight home.”

These flights cater to all sorts, so whatever the occasion, you’ll have an incredible flight. Parnell says they get a lot of couples enjoying daytime dates and anniversaries with a helicopter flight. “We have a romance package, so they fly the 30-minute tour with champagne and Godiva chocolate and they get to keep the souvenir glasses.”

No matter the trip, don’t be worried about the sound of the helicopter drowning out conversation. “Each passenger is going to wear a headset, so you’ll be able to talk to everyone in your party and the pilot.”

For those who do have some time to spare, Corporate Helicopters offers longer tours, like the Winery Lunch Tour. They’ll take guests from San Diego to Temecula’s Thornton Winery for a spectacular afternoon of gorgeous views and wine tasting unlike anything else.

-By Ettractions Digital Content Editor, ALLISON BENNETT

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