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View the Bay Area's unparalleled beauty during an aerial tour

9 Oct 2013 2:37 PM
View the Bay Area's unparalleled beauty during an aerial tour

San Francisco is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful parts of California, due to its unique topography and favorable climate. Those spending time in the historic metropolitan area can enjoy breathtaking views of the city from atop one of its many hills - but getting there can be somewhat of a hassle. 

Accordingly, aerial tours of the City by the Bay have significantly grown in popularity among affluent visitors and owners of nearby luxury real estate alike in recent years. Instead of ascending San Francisco's steep streets by foot - or relying on crowded public transit - individuals can commission a trip around the city in style by flying high in either a private helicopter or hot air balloon. If you're interested in having such an experience the next time you're in town, you may want to contact one of the following companies who offer aeronautical excursions:

Bay Aerial
This company, which was founded in 2000 with just one helicopter, has grown into an area authority - whether its clients are traveling for business, or simply interested in taking some photographs during a pleasurable, hour-long trip. During the most popular tour, which is dubbed "The Works," patrons are taken from San Francisco's airport, past the city's famed sporting venues, over the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz and Angle islands and then to Sausalito, before being returned to the ground. 

Aside from its offered tours, Bay Aerial has also been recognized for its expert film support to television programs and sporting events. In addition, the business offers introductory flights for individuals who are interested in becoming a pilot themselves.

San Francisco Balloon Rides
Interested in a more tranquil, long-lasting aerial tour? This business offers its clients the chance to explore the greater Bay Area with an experienced guide for multiple hours. Parties of up to eight persons are allowed to take a trip together. However, if you're hoping for a more romantic experience private excursions are also offered. For added effect, be sure to book your flight during sunset. 

Slowly ascending above the region's verdant countryside and descending to take a closer look at landmark attractions is sure to make for a memorable experience. The company offers special packages and deals to its customers year-round, ensuring those that enjoyed their trip will return time and again.