San Andreas Sightseer achievement in GTA 5

San Andreas Sightseer

Explore all of Los Santos and Blaine County.

San Andreas Sightseer0
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How to unlock the San Andreas Sightseer achievement

  • AngelTiddlesAngelTiddles272,796
    28 Nov 2014 23 Nov 2014 23 Nov 2014
    249 22 12
    This achievement is obtained by "unlocking" all the map. You'll notice when you first start the game that most of the map is greyed out with "fog". You need to explore the WHOLE map, to make it all visible. Unlike previous GTA games, the map is fully explorable from the start, just the pause menu map needs to be revealed, why I'm not sure, this achievement seems a bit silly.

    The easiest way by far is to use an airplane like the crop sprayer, and mentally separate the map into blocks, exploring each with the airplane, setting waypoints as guidelines. All the map needs to be explored, even the coastline edges, until there are no fog patches visible. Just remember to STAY HIGH around mountainous areas, and be careful going over Fort Zancudo, you get an instant wanted level as it's restricted airspace. Remove 95% of the "fog", and the achievement unlocks.

    This was one of the first achievements I unlocked on the 360 version, as I enjoy flying round enjoying the view, no cars to crash into! Just get to cruise altitude, let go of the throttle, then just glide the plane around using engine idle, it's really breathtaking in full HD on my 60" plasma!

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    MartinLooter80I don't know why, but I have a "Blip" contact in my phonebook that gives me access to a free Blip located at the LSIA. You sure get the wanted levels but they'll clear easily as soon as you fly high enough.
    Posted by MartinLooter80 on 22 Apr 21 at 09:51
    SergeGTS@hericanelily. Not the whole ocean, but there are some islands on the east side that do need to be flown over to get this.
    Posted by SergeGTS on 25 Aug 21 at 16:34
    Psi CommandoLol ? My map discovery completely reseted. 100% completion, and it's all fogged again
    Posted by Psi Commando on 05 Oct 21 at 00:37
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  • JacksnFlaxnWaxnJacksnFlaxnWaxn199,196
    07 Apr 2015 07 Apr 2015
    41 4 0
    The easiest way I found to do this was to get into a Helicopter (Or Plane, doesn't really matter) And then simply fly to everywhere the map is transparent. That means you haven't discovered the location yet. When you "discover" the entire map, take a trip around the entire coastline discovering all the little islands. After that, the achievement, should pop. Good luck!
  • BIG P3TEBIG P3TE212,274 212,274 GamerScore
    20 Nov 2014 26 Nov 2014 27 Nov 2014
    34 46 6
    San Andreas Sightseer 30GS
    You explored all of Los Santos and Blaine County.

    Unlike in Xbox 360 version where I had to completely explore the map and have it all filled in. On the Xbox One version of GTAV I simply drove around the island in single player whilst waiting for a friends copy of GTAV to finish installing. This achievement unlocked for me by simply driving through the city and around the ring road that circles the entire island. I know GTAV has been patched since this unlocked so I don’t know if it was a glitch or not, It certainly took me by suprise when it unlocked. My map can be seen in the video
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    BIG P3TEI don't know its 100% patched as a friend of mine had this unlock randomly just a few days ago with big chunks of the map still not filled in..
    Posted by BIG P3TE on 17 Jan 15 at 08:45
    It's not going to be very good for the votes though mate, you'll get down voted by people if it's not accurate :/
    Posted on 19 Jan 15 at 17:04
    BIG P3TEHi n1ckKz, I don't mind, Along with a few others I add guides etc primarily to my own site ( and then when I remember / get time I add them on here..
    Posted by BIG P3TE on 20 Jan 15 at 10:01
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