So you’ve come here for an adrenaline rush? Well, San Diego’s got you covered. The warm climate, miles of coastline, and high cliffs make this city a perfect place to test your limits. Fun things to do in San Diego California include swimming with sharks, paragliding and ziplining.
Swim with Sharks, Cageless
With SD Expeditions, you can swim cageless with blue, mako, and hammerhead sharks. Along the way, you might even see common and bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, and ocean sunfish. The dives take all day. SDE also offers a chance to snorkel with leopard sharks. You might even see the peculiar shovelnose guitarfish, round rays, and butterfly rays, among others.
Paragliding is One of the Top Things to Do In San Diego this Weekend
With all these beautiful cliffs, sweeping views, and open ocean, there are always things to do in San Diego this weekend, including paragliding. That’s just what you’ll have with Torrey Pines Gliderport. Folks of any age can fly tandem with a professional paraglider or hang glider. You also can learn to fly on your own; learn to fly from your backyard and choose from more than 40 different clinics during the year.
You can fly tandem 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day (or later if the winds allow) and flights are on a first come, first serve basis. A paragliding flights costs $175 and a hang-gliding flight costs $225.
If you’re not quite ready to paraglide, but you’re still seeking the thrill of flying through the sky, consider ziplining. It gives you a nice adrenaline rush and it’s a great way to take in any new landscape. An La Jolla Zip Zoom adventure takes about 2.5 hours and will fly you over 6,273 feet above the Pauma Valley. You’ll see the San Luis Rey River and the Palomar Mountains the way the birds see them. And you can fly up to 55 mph!
Learn to Surf
Of course, one of the top things to do in San Diego this weekend is surfing. The San Diego surfing scene easily competes with the pro scenes of Hawaii, Mexico, and Indonesia. A few of our favorite surf schools are Mission Beach Surfing School, San Diego Surf School, Pacific Surf School and Ocean Experience.