San Diego Attractions For Adrenaline Junkies

San Diego has so much more to offer than beach-front dining, microbrews galore, and top-notch museums. So what do you do in America’s Finest City if you’re looking to get your blood pumping?

Skydiving in San Diego

Skydiving in San Diego

Start small and tour the coast of San Diego by Jet Ski or Wave runner. Stop by H2O Jet Ski near the beautiful Mission Bay to borrow a water craft for just $99 for 90 minutes. If you still want the “touristy” experience you can throw in a few extra dollars to have a guide cruise alongside you during one of their weekend adventure tours.

Want to kill two birds with one stone? Jump aboard Flightline Safari, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s new zip line, for some family-friendly fun. The $70 to $114 ticket sends you soaring above exotic animals like rhino and deer on a 3/4-mile long line.

Hang Gliding at the Torrey Pines Gliderport

Hang Gliding at the Torrey Pines Gliderport

Speaking of being sky-high, another chance to see San Diego’s stunning landscape from a bird’s-eye view is at The Torrey Pines Gliderport, which is known around the country for offering the best conditions for a memorable paragliding or hang gliding experience. Or you can pay Skydive San Diego  for the adrenaline rush of voluntarily jumping out of a plane.

If you’re still saying to yourself “this just isn’t gonna do the trick,” then it’s time to jump ship. La Jolla is the west coast breeding ground for Leopard sharks and the harmless bottom-feeders can be seen in droves during their mating season through September. Rent some snorkel gear and swim La Jolla Cove on your own or book a tour with La Jolla Kayak.

If you’re still not impressed, why not go to the ultimate extreme and jump in the water with great white sharks!  The shark swimming experience is offered by San Diego Shark Diving. Their ship departs from San Diego and treks to Isla De Guadalupe where they guarantee a Great White Shark sighting when you’re dropped into the ocean like bait… surrounded by a protective cage.

If your friends are always telling you that you’re crazy, or if you get bored with the day-today activities of most tourists, these are the options for you. Tell La Jolla Blue Book what your favorite adventure activity is in San Diego!

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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