Torrey Pines Gliderport
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Member Reviews (21)
- Torrey Pines GliderportMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 11, 2013
If you have some time to spare, check out the Gliderport. When the winds are just right, you can see people taking off, flying, and landing on their parasails. There are also some really small planes that take off from time to time. Bring a jacket because it can get a little chilly up there with the winds.
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- Torrey Pines GliderportMay 30, 2013
One of the highlights of our trip. My husband went gliding with an instructor. He loved it. The instructors are very knowledgeable and safe. I enjoyed the afternoon watching the gliders. Great little snack hut too. Even if you don't want to paraglide, spend some time here watching. The views are breathtaking.
- Torrey Pines GliderportApr 25, 2013
Another secret hidden place that tourist are not normally privy to, go for lunch, the trailer that serves the lunch doesn't seem like much, but don't judge a book by its cover for this one...the sandwiches are soooooo good AND the view is incredible!!!
- Torrey Pines GliderportNov 11, 2012
This is most likely the best known hang gliding and paragliding port in the world. Want proof? I saw a sign promoting a paragliding tour in Cairns, Australia that used a picture of Torrey Pines! Even if you don't want to jump off a cliff, you can see colorful hang and paragliders here. The best time to visit is on days when there is at least 10 MPH/10knots of wind or more coming from the northwest. Call (858) 452-9858 for flying conditions, before you go! Although one of the most regularly flyable ports anywhere, no one flies if the conditions are bad. Optimal wind conditions usually don't start until at least 11am, but ofter continue until sunset. You can take a thrilling paraglider ride, if you like. It is a little pricey, but an experience you will never forget and definitely worth every penny! RC Plane enthusiast, aka every kid I've ever met, will also like the park where you can stand shoulder to shoulder with the pilots as they control their planes. Dave Jebb is the operator of the Glider Port, and I've known him for years. His son, Gabe, has even come with me on a trip to paraglide in Taiwan. Tell Dave (and Gabe) I say hello! More info at www.flytorrey.comRecommended for:Family Travelers
- Torrey Pines GliderportMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Jul 10, 2012
It's a fun and relaxing place to chill and take in the sights. Great view of the beach below from the cliff and it's really fun to see all the parasailers and remote control planes glide up and down the coast.