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Helicopter tours in USA

Helicopter tours are one of the best ways to explore a city.

Most cities in the USA offer helicopter rides so that tourists can see the skyline, monuments, and natural landmarks in and around the city.

Whether it is the ancient rock formations of the Grand Canyon, glittering neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip, Theme Parks of Orlando, or the black-sand beaches of Hawaii, they all look even better from the air.

We list the best helicopter rides the USA has to offer.

New York

Helicopter tour in New York
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There are three ways to see New York – by road, water, and air. The best way, of course, is exploring New York from a helicopter and feeling the adrenalin rush. From high up, you can see all the major New York City landmarks, not to mention coming face to face with the Statue of Liberty.

Las Vegas

Aerial view of Las Vegas
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There are many ways to explore Las Vegas – by walk, car, or bus. However, the best way is to see Las Vegas from a helicopter, high up in the sky. Tourists love to take off after dark and enjoy the glow of neon lights on the Las Vegas Strip.

San Francisco

Helicopter tour in San Francisco
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San Francisco offers fantastic vistas for those who are willing to strap on the seatbelt and go up on a helicopter tour. To best explore landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the Bay Area, book a helicopter tour of San Francisco

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon helicopter tours
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helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon is a great adrenalin rush everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime. You soar through the scenic desert skies and experience from above the steep-sided Canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona.

Los Angeles

Helicopter tour over Los Angeles
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A holiday in the land of celebrities can’t be complete without a helicopter tour of Los Angeles. There is so much to see in LA – the walk of fame, the Universal Studios, the Hollywood Boulevard, the Sunset Strip, the Hollywood Sign, etc., and they all look better from high up in the air.


Helicopter tours in Miami
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There is so much to see in Miami – Miami Beach, Art Deco Historic District, South Beach, Everglades National Park, Bayside Marketplace, Key Biscayne, etc. But there is a bigger thrill in seeing all of this from the air. Go ahead, book a helicopter tour over Miami.


Helicopter over Chicago city
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Chicago is known for its magnificent buildings – its skyscrapers have helped shape American architecture. If you want to enjoy the aerial views and fascinating skyline of the Windy City, it is best to book a helicopter tour of Chicago.


Seaplane taking off from Lake Washington
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Even though it has helicopter tours, Seattle’s seaplane tours are more popular. Besides the city of Seattle, these seaplane tours also help you explore the majestic Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges and breathtaking Mt. Rainier.


Helicopter tour in Hawaii
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Since most of the natural landmarks in Hawaii are inaccessible by land, a helicopter tour of Hawaii is the best way to see the lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, white-sand and black-sand beaches, volcanic mountains, craters, and massive sea-cliffs.


Helicopter tours in Portland, Oregon
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Portland is Oregon’s largest city and rests on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. As a result, aerial tours are pretty popular in Portland. Depending on what you want to see, book a helicopter or an airplane tour in Portland


View of Orlando from helicopter
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There are many ways to explore it, but a helicopter tour of Orlando is the best way to see the City of Theme Parks. Tourists are equally split on what is better – a daytime or a night time helicopter tour of Orlando‘s Theme Parks.


Aerial view of Nashville by helicopter
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Nashville, Tennessee, has one of the most gorgeous skylines in the country. Locals and visitors alike love to book helicopter tours over Nashville to go up in the sky and get a bird’s eye perspective of the Music City.


Helicopter tour in Sedona
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There are many ways to explore the incredible desert beauty of Sedona, Arizona. Tourists can take a hike, drive a car around, or book a bus tour, but a helicopter tour of Sedona is the best way to see the red rock landscape. 


Helicopter tour over Baltimore
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Baltimore offers fantastic vistas for those who are willing to strap on the seatbelt and go up on a helicopter tour. If you want to experience some of the best bird’s-eye views of the city, look no further than a helicopter tour over Baltimore.

Fort Lauderdale

Aerial view of Fort Lauderdale
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On a helicopter tour of Fort Lauderdale, visitors can see major landmarks, beaches, wildlife in the water, and the skyline of Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key Biscayne from a different perspective. All this besides the adrenalin rush.

Lake Tahoe

Helicopter tours over Tahoe Lake
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Lake Tahoe is cobalt blue and is widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful places. This natural attraction gets around twenty million tourists annually, some of whom decide to take off in a helicopter to see Lake Tahoe in all its beauty. 

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