Smithsonian Channel: Aerial America: Pacific Rim Collection

Genre: Special Interest, Television, United States, Travel
Director: Eric Cochran
Country of Orgin: United States
Production Year: 2011
Studio: Smithsonian Channel
Synopsis: 
Join us on a non-stop journey by air over four of our nation's beautiful states, the exotic and breathtaking Hawaii and the spectacular coasts of California, Oregon and Washington.

California - The Pacific Coast Highway of California offers drivers spectacular views while traveling along the edge of American culture. Buckle up for a non-stop flight over the mansion William Randolph Hearst built, the town Clint Eastwood governed and the farmland where Marilyn Monroe once held the title of Miss Artichoke. We soar over beaches and wine country, across Big Sur redwoods, under the Golden Gate Bridge and into the heart and soul of this magnificent state.

Washington - Washington is home to some of America's wildest spaces and also its most modern cities. Often these disparate spaces are just a few miles apart. The Evergreen State is a story of mirror opposites: a wet, mountainous, tree-covered west and a dry, flat, open east. It is home to high-tech industries and America's oldest Native American tribes. Experience all sides of Washington State, from thousands of feet in the air, and witness its conflicting worlds merging to form a land of remarkable beauty.

Oregon - Individualistic, eccentric and freethinking: a unique mix that's intrinsically "Made in Oregon." These traits belong not just to the people of this diverse and dynamic state, but also to the landscape itself. From volcanic Crater Lake to the majestic High Cascades to the perilous Pacific coastline, Oregon is a state of staggering natural beauty. From Lewis and Clark's search for "land's end" to the thousands of emigrants who arrived via the Oregon Trail, the state has always attracted adventurers and tenacious travelers, who keep Oregon's spirit of adventure alive today.

Hawaii - From lush green cliffs to black-sand beaches, from ancient ruins to modern city life, discover the stunning landscapes and astonishing stories of Hawaii's eight major islands without ever touching the ground.


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