Torrey Pines Gliderport San Diego

Torrey Pines Gliderport offers hang gliding in San Diego

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Some of our favorite dreams have always been the ones where we are soaring peacefully through the skies, gentle breezes kissing our cheeks as the world below grows smaller and smaller as we fly higher and higher. You’ve probably had the same kind of dream and probably felt that was the only way you were going to be able to fly. Well, thanks to the Torrey Pines Gliderport, your dreams are about to become a reality, although you will need some kind of equipment to help you along. It’s not complete freedom, but it’s so much more than you ever imagined you would be able to experience!

The History

For over 100 years, our Gliderport has been fulfilling the public’s dreams of flight, with many famous pilots soaring over the bluffs of Torrey Pines on their maiden voyages, including America’s favorite pilot, Charles Lindbergh. Torrey Pines has also been responsible for flight technologies, including spoilers, which are used as a type of brake for planes. Because this establishment celebrates everything flight related, the first radio controlled model airplanes made their appearance here in the late 1960’s, a hobby that has captured imaginations from the early days and still pleases and entertains the masses today; they are still a big part of Torrey Pines Gliderport’s appeal.

The Equipment

Aviation is the mission and love of Torrey Pines, and this is the place where you can come the closest to flying on your own power. All forms of non-motor aviation occur here. Aside from the radio controlled airplanes, paragliding, hang gliding, and sail planes take off and touch down on these rocky bluffs daily, and if you don’t know how to fly some or any of these contraptions, they will teach you—classes are offered daily.

Tandem flights with experienced instructors for hang gliders and paragliders are available seven days a week; this is one adventure that will have your friends and family back home turning green with envy! Prices are reasonable, starting at $165. But don’t forget your camera! Your hands will be free throughout the flight allowing you to photograph the breathtaking scenery that makes the bluffs of Torrey Pines so special. Paragliding and hang gliding in San Diego will make for a great story when you get back from vacation!

Dining and Shopping

Flying can make you hungry, so make sure you stop in to the Cliff Hanger Café; the delicious food and incredible views make this dining spot popular with the locals and tourists alike! Shop online at www.flytorey.com and purchase today’s version of the Robinson Variometer (the ascent vario), an invention that debuted right here in 1939. The blend of history and technology is just one of the things that makes Torrey Pines Gliderport in San Diego one of the most loved in all the world!

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Book your luxury 710 Beach Rentals condo or home today and discover all that is extraordinary about Torrey Pines Gliderport in San Diego! While paragliding in San Diego is fun, there’s much more to do and see here!


Visit the Torrey Pines Gliderport

Address: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 452-9858


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