How do you win at the ultimate game of the floor is lava? Go paragliding. If you’re looking for the ultimate California paragliding adventure, we’ve found it.

Torrey Pines Gliderpoint offers affordable paragliding adventures where you’ll get the best bird’s eye ocean views. It’s especially beautiful right before sunset when the skies turn bright pink and look like cotton candy. Everywhere you look, you’ll be surrounded by stunning aerial views of tall cliffs and the bright blue ocean. 

If you’ve never gone paragliding before, don’t sweat it. Torrey Pines Gliderpoint is the largest tandem flying operation in the world. 

You’ll be paired with one of their expert flyers in a tandem paraglide. They’ll make sure you are safe and have fun.

When you’re planning your trip, the flying experts will help you check-in, go over the rules, and the safety protocol before you launch together. You can find information about the instructors, flying hours, and live weather conditions on their site.

Torrey Pines Gliderpoint is open 7 days a week. Since they don’t accept reservations, you can fly on a first-come, first-served basis only.

To capture your fun memories, they also provide optional photos and videos for the flight. Pricing runs at $175 for tandem paragliding, but you can save $10 by bringing cash. 

The views from the air are spectacular! On a clear day, you’ll be able to see all the way down the coastline to the shores of La Jolla.

Plus, you get to see all the other parachutes. They add fun pops of color to the sky. While you’re up in the air, it’s surprisingly relaxing.

There’s something calming and mesmerizing about hovering over the ocean and getting to see all of nature from above. So this is what a seagull feels like!

If you really get hooked on flying and want to come back, they also offer a flight school where you can earn your paragliding wings and specialized flight clinics to fine-tune your skills. 

There’s also the Cliffside Cafe open 9 am to 4 pm on-site where you can buy food and drinks and soak up the beautiful views post-flight. Parking is free.

If you come on a Saturday, they also have live music playing from new bands and upcoming artists. This is also a great place to hang out and watch the paragliders if you want to see how it works before you try it out for yourself.

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Location: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive La Jolla, California 92037

Contact: (858) 452-9858

Price: Pricing runs at $175 for tandem paragliding, but you can save $10 by bringing cash.

Hours: Check their website


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