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3 Drone Friendly Vacations: where to fly your drone!

What are the best drone friendly vacation ideas? We've got you covered. Here are 5 ideas for taking a drone vacation.

What are the best drone friendly vacation ideas? We’ve got you covered. Here are 5 ideas for taking a drone vacation.

You’ve spent a cool grand on a new drone (hopefully a DJI Mavic Pro). You’ve practiced around your home and are feeling confident. Now it’s time to take your drone out for a real trip! But…where can you take your drone? What are the best places to take a drone on vacation?

We’ve done the research for you and identified 5 drone-friendly locations for your next vacation.

Scripps Beach, San Diego, CA

Scripps Beach - Best Drone Vacations

Scripps Beach is a picturesque beach in the greatest US City, San Diego. The massive pier juts into the water offering drone pilots ample opportunities for stunning footage. The beach is nearly a mile long stretching from the La Jolla cliffs to Blacks Beach.

Here’s a great example of the kind of drone footage you can get at Scripps Ranch:

Pro Tip: Arrive in the evening when the crowds thin out and the sun is setting for the best footage.

Also consider: While in the area be sure to check out the Birch Aquarium, a fascinating and easily accessible stop that’s just minutes from Scripps Beach.

Charleston South Carolina

Charleston Drone Friendly Vacations where to fly your drone

Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and is rich in pirate history. It’s also a great location to take your drone. Much of the airspace is Class G uncontrolled and nicely accessible to drone pilots.

Here’s a great example of the type of footage you can get in this great city:

Also consider: visiting the Obstinate Daughter for a fun lunch!

Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains Drone Vacation Ideas

Rugged mountains, picturesque lakes, craggy rocks…and AMAZING drone footage opportunities. Taking a drone on a Colorado vacation is a great idea.

Be sure to consult local laws when flying your drone in Colorado. There’s a few unique regulations to consider which you can read about here. Keep in mind that Colorado regulations prohibit flying your drone in state parks with a few exceptions. Flying your drone in Colorado also requires you to register your drone which you can do here (for a small fee).

Be sure to send pictures!

Here’s some amazing Colorado drone footage to give you an example of how your drone vacation might go:

Also consider: visiting the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum. A quirky, but still fun visit to learn all about this famous character.

Now it’s up to you!

Be sure to check out our guide on traveling with a drone. It’s not overly difficult to travel with a drone, but there are a few things to consider when taking your drone on vacation, but we’ve done all the leg work for you, including an entire section on airline drone policies and the TSA’s opinion on bringing a drone through airport security.

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