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Torrey Pines Gliderport, La Jolla
(4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Torrey Pines Gliderport, or "Torrey" as its known is a true gem. It is the only gliderport in the middle of a big city anywhere in the US. Not only that the view is stunning. The fact that it is t...  more »
  • Visiting relatives wanted to see the gliders. My husband and I had not been to Gliderport. We are so glad we went. What fun. The gliders are colorful and a delight to watch gliding over the ocean. 
  • Beautiful spot but beware of dangerous cliffs. There is a lot of erosion so the cliffs can be dangerous. There are plenty of warning signs so respect those. The view is stunning, strongly recommended 
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  • Unforgettable experience, but you must be patient. If the winds are at the minimum I would wait until it picks up. The ride will be more enjoyable and you won't have to walk back up the beach. Not a terrible hike just wasn't expecting it.
  • you can get a lot out of just watching the paraglider's launch into the sunset. Worth seeing. And if you are around a lot, maybe take part in.
  • amazing place to paraglide..i wanted hangliding but couldn't do coz of insufficient winds..wud be a nice idea to call 'em beforehand to be sure if the winds are ok and nit gettin dissapointed.very friendly staff out there and one pilot even dropped me an my friend a long way to our bus stop..nice one
  • Quiet, excellent hike up & down so be prepared to work to relax. Favorite beach spot in all of SD so far. Parking is difficult & crowded. Friendly open people w/o gawkers & creepy feeling.
  • We were driving on the 56 going west when I noticed the sun about to set and the rays peeking through the clouds...I told my husband to drive towards Torrey pines state reserve to catch the sunset...there wasn't any parking but he knew of this little place called the Glider Port. We drove through the bumpy dirt field and ended at the most beautiful place to watch the sunset...it really was heaven on earth...every part of it...