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Torrey Pines Gliderport, La Jolla

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Soar high above the coast of the Pacific Ocean in a tandem paraglide or tandem hang-glider at Torrey Pines Gliderport. Both options provide a relaxed, smooth flight with a qualified instructor. The company also offers various levels of classes on paragliding and solo hang-gliding. If flying isn't your thing, head up to the Cliffhanger Cafe for dinner with a view at the top of the Torrey Pines sea cliffs. As you eat, paragliders begin their flights right before your eyes. To visit Torrey Pines Gliderport on your holiday in San Diego, and find out what else San Diego has to offer, use our San Diego family vacation planner.
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  • Weekend parking is very painful but the views are stunning. Even if you don't go for a glide is worth the trip just to watch the para gliders.  more »
  • We attended the Glideport to watch our daughter and her husband paraglide. What a thrilling experience for them and a pleasant day for us .  more »
  • What a great place to come see these amazing pilots take flight on their paragliding kites!!! The weather was perfect and there where a dozen or more flights going on! So amazing to watch them "jump o...  more »
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  • A must visit even if you are not into gliding. I am not. It has some of the most fantastic views of the ocean from a higher altitude. When we went, it was a little cloudy but still great views. The glider port closes at 5.30 but you can still see gliders even after that. There is a good seating area to have a cup of coffee or beer and enjoy the view as well as the folks gliding. There is a huge grass area where the preparations before flight are done. The food shops were closed when we went, so cant comment on that.
  • nice sandwiches that reminded me of the oyster farming business in main. Brought my own helicopter, but not allowed to launch off there. Still nice views. great grass up there. Made me feel electric and abrasive.
  • This place is a hidden gem! Even a lot of locals don't know about it. You can have an awesome lunch (I had the tortilla soup and an amazing sandwich called "the tandem") while watching the paraglider come and go. There is always a lot of parking and places to sit and chill. I suggest bringing a blanket, it can be a bit cool sometimes, even when it's warm inland.
  • Excellent ride if you're doing tangent flights. I highly recommend it, and if you can -- request Charlie to fly you. Great experience with great food too!
  • Visited the gliderport with my wife like a week ago. Very professional and helpful. My wifes instructor was skilled and made her feel comfortable even though she was very nervous. Unfortunately I wasn't able to fly due to foggy weather and calm wind, however there was no problem to get my money back. Nice impression overall!

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