7 Scenic Places to Fly Your Drone

Drone technology has advanced in amazing ways over the last few decades, and now drones play a pivotal role in logistics, research, and military operations. They’re also popular with hobbyists. Many people enjoy flying drones over scenic locations, doing tricks in the air, and capturing amazing images that would have been difficult to see before.

If you’re a drone enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to travel the country with your drone and take in an aerial view of breathtaking sights across the map. Here’s a list of seven scenic places in the United States that every fan of flying drones should visit.

Wheeler Park, Oklahoma

Wheeler Park in Oklahoma City offers a unique mix of empty grass areas, walking trails, and baseball fields. The Ferris wheel that was once famously located at the Santa Monica Pier is now at the park overlooking the Oklahoma River. With the natural settings, the Ferris wheel, the river, and the Downtown Oklahoma City skyline, an aerial view of this park is spectacular.

Little Crater Lake, Oregon

Located about 30 miles east of Portland in Mount Hood National Forest, Little Crater Lake is a turquoise oasis. The lake water is spring-fed and crystal clear with a striking blue tint. The water is surrounded by lush meadows which are perfect for birdwatching. Fly your drone around the Little Crater Lake area for some stunning, idyllic images.

Boathouse Row, Pennsylvania

Boathouse Row, located due west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is home to historic 19-century boathouses. This row of homes lines the Schuylkill river, which is a prime location for rowing regattas. At night, the borders of the boathouses light up in a brilliant white-gold display, reflecting off the river water to create a beautiful mirror-like image.

Seven Magic Mountains, Nevada

Located about 10 miles south of Las Vegas in the Ivanpah Valley is a public art installation called Seven Magic Mountains. The Seven Magic Mountains structure consists of seven large, vibrantly painted boulders that are stacked atop one another, reaching from 30 to 35 feet in the air. Positioned in a desert valley with a mountain range in the background, the brightly painted boulders look mystical and radiant on film.

The Gateway Arch, Missouri

Located in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri, the Gateway Arch is a steel and concrete structure that reaches 63 stories high. Construction of the iconic monument was completed in October of 1965. Since then, it has stood as a recognizable symbol of St. Louis. The arch is symbolic of the westward expansion of the United States. On one side of the arch is Downtown St. Louis, and on the other is the west bank of the Mississippi River. With a 360-degree view, you can capture both of these sides while flying your drone through the arch.

Lake Shore Drive, Illinois

Lake Shore Drive in Chicago is a highway that runs parallel to the shoreline of Lake Michigan. When captured from the vantage point of the Great Lake, footage of Lake Shore Drive highlights Chicago’s magnificent combination of relaxing beachfront property and industrial, fast-paced city life. The contrast of the beach at the foot of the highway combined with the backdrop of the sparkling Chicago city skyline is something everyone should see.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach is a charming, quintessential beach town. Its main street, Rehoboth Avenue, consists of tourist shops and quaint, local restaurants. Its side streets are filled with picturesque homes located only minutes away from the beach. On summer days the beach is packed with beachgoers under colorful umbrellas. From an aerial view, Rehoboth Beach is lively, summery, and fun.

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