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Torrey Pines Gliderport

2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
858 452 9858
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in La Jolla
Type: Educational Sites
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Plainville, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It is so relaxing to see the different gliders. If you can walk the road to Blacks Beach, watching them from there is wonderful.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What a thrill to see men and women launching and landing hang gliders and circling upwards on the winds above the Torre Pines cliffs!

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La Jolla, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was an incredible experience! I'm unbelievably scared of heights and wasn't sure I'd be able to do this, even until they called my name to do it. But I did it and it was incredible! I had confidence in the establishment (their pilots have a 'flawless safety record' and they really seemed more concerned about good flying conditions than... More

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Toronto
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Look to go to Torrey and glider port On my recent visit say RC pros flying their model planes Then watched professional gliders take advantage of up drafts from cliff and keep us in suspense Then I peered down to beach below but no nude sun bathers this chilly mid week day

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Fountain Valley, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We did not eat here, but we did enjoy the spectacular views. The parachutes used by the para gliders are very colorful, and it was exciting to watch them take off, land, and glide over the cliffs. There is live music in the afternoons so the atmosphere is very festive.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great place to relax and take in the scenery. There are typically multiple gliders and parasailers simultaneously flying, and the views of Black's Beach all the way down to La Jolla Cove are incredible. I enjoy coming here to read, take a break from work, or just gather my thoughts. It's always on the list when family is in town... More

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Seattle, WA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Glorious place to just chill & watch the hang gliders or hang glide yourself! Sometimes they even have live music & food (you'll have to call to check on this). Regardless, spectacular place to view some lovely SD scenery... Fun for kids to watch too! Definitely worth a stop over if you are going to be hanging out in La... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Although the wait was long the ride was well worth it. The people that fly you are very professional but southern-California layed-back. Great service and an awesome ride.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Was great fun watching all the gliders ! May try it next time we go! Beautiful view of the beaches and nice little seating area !

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Severna Park, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

What a great location. Parked. Walked along the cliffs. Saw a foursome tee off at Torrey pines and watched with amazement hang gliders and parachutist take off. Great views.

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