One of the highlights of the San Diego coastline is a stop at the historic Torrey Pines Gliderport located on the coastal bluffs north of La Jolla. First established as a soaring site in 1928. Gets very crowded – with both those coming to paraglide, or those learning to paraglide or those simply coming to watch those in the sky. Plenty of parking immediately near the gliderport – but this parking lot often fills up so there is another dirt parking lot within a few minutes walk away.
Those wanting to experience the thrills of paragliding can do so through the instructional tandem flights that are offered daily. Fly with a certified instructor for 20 to 30 minutes (wind conditions dependent). The onsite flight school is another option for those wanting to explore paragliding more in depth. This is one of the most advanced glider schools in the entire country.
For visitors who feel safer on the ground or perhaps don’t ahve the budget to take an introductory flight, there are plenty of viewing opportunites including at outside seats next to the Cliff Hanger Cafe (good place to pickup lunch and enjoy the views of those flying overhead) or walk down the paths along the bluffs to the south of the cafe and flight shop – soon arriving at a small perch overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
For more information visit: www.flytorrey.com