We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“What fun!”

Torrey Pines Gliderport
Book In Advance
More Info
$149.00*
and up
Coastal Tour of San Diego
More Info
$90.00*
and up
Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour
More Info
$597.00*
and up
Private Coastal Tour of San Diego
Ranked #4 of 78 things to do in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Great fun to sit on a bench just mere feet away from the paragliders as they 'walk' off the cliffs and soar forever!

Thank espanolosa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,161)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,055 - 1,059 of 1,161 reviews

Reviewed February 25, 2012

I noticed this is quite a romantic location with many couples watching the sun melting and disappearing into the beautiful horizon, leaving a dazzling array of pink and orange shades in the sky..

Ample space for parking, and very accessible.

Note: Do not venture down the cliff to the waters unless you are a seasoned trekker.
The steep slopes and grooves along the sides make it hard for the average person to maneuver back up, especially after the sun sets. Won't be a good idea to be stranded down at the shore at night in the cold!
(Lastly, yes, to the adventurers out there, the last note could sound very paranoid, but well, some caution is always good! :)

Thank Junie O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We asked at hotel for something interesting to do for couple hours- and they suggested watching people jump off cliffs w wings. We didn't actually make it to the cliff but tried. There was huge golf event on same road and they wouldn't let us park. Will try again if we get to go back. Just passing on the suggestion.

Thank PickyTraveler02
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 17, 2012

amazing if there is wind, obviously not if there isnt

Thank leslie r
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 12, 2012

On the weekend (especially if there's a good wind), lots of hang glider enthusiasts fill the skies, taking off & landing at the gliderport. You can take lessons, but I've been content to get my thrills vicariously, watching others set up their gear, prepare, and launch themselves into the air. It's definitely worth a stop if you're in the area to visit Torrey Pines State Park, Black's Beach, UCSD, or the Birch Aquarium. I love this place!

1  Thank OceanAdvocate
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Torrey Pines Gliderport also viewed

 

Been to Torrey Pines Gliderport? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing