San Andreas Sightseer achievement in GTA 5

San Andreas Sightseer

Explore all of Los Santos and Blaine County.

San Andreas Sightseer+0.2
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the San Andreas Sightseer achievement

  • AngelTiddlesAngelTiddles255,601
    28 Nov 2014 23 Nov 2014 23 Nov 2014
    225 21 8
    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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    AngelTiddlesHaha, no, just have a rich girlfriend, she bought it for us :)
    Posted by AngelTiddles on 04 Jan 15 at 00:15
    Runner eGirlIf you don't have free access to planes or helicopters yet and you don't want to go through the whole infiltrate-steal-evade the cops thing, you can get this by playing Trevor's story mission that requires you to steal a chopper from Fort Zancudo. After you get in the chopper, instead of going to the yellow dot just fly to any areas you're still missing. Of course, this means you'll take a long time to complete the mission, which means that you won't get a gold medal for it. But if you're not going for that yet, it's a good, hassle-free opportunity to get the achievement.
    Posted by Runner eGirl on 10 May 16 at 20:37
    MonkeyOfSaltineThis achievement actually popped for me before I discovered everything, there's actually still a huge chunk of Mount Chiliad I've yet to discover.
    Posted by MonkeyOfSaltine on 06 Jul 16 at 11:54
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  • JacksnFlaxnWaxnJacksnFlaxnWaxn178,244
    07 Apr 2015 07 Apr 2015
    30 3 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 P3TE203,333 203,333 GamerScore
    20 Nov 2014 26 Nov 2014 27 Nov 2014
    32 39 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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