Adventure Activities in San Diego -- Try if You Dare

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So you've done the San Diego beaches, checked out the shopping and the zoo, and you've seen Shamu...now what? Take a walk on the West Coast wild -side and experience some
of the adventure that So-Cal has to offer by trying a few of San Diego's most exciting activities.

Looking for an Adventure Activity in San Diego? I dare you to try any of these top five!


1. Hang Glide in La Jolla


The famous Torrey Pines Gliderport is the perfect place to get your adrenaline pumping and test your nerves of steel by flying through the California skies on a glider. The cost is about $200 for a tandem flight with an experienced pilot (discount if you pay cash or have a military I.D.). You can even pay a little bit extra to have your adventure caught on tape (go ahead, buy the video, you know you'll want to show it off). Now, you can't make reservations at Torrey Pines since the activity is at the mercy of the wind, so make sure you aren't in a hurry when you go, as you may have to wait.

Phone: 858-452-9858
Address: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037

2. Learn to Scuba Dive


With Scuba San Diego, you can learn to scuba dive with an instructor by practicing with all of the equipment in a pool. Then you can get up bright and early the morning after your pool instruction for an open-ocean scuba adventure in La Jolla Cove. This unparalleled outdoor activity costs $155, or you can go on a more economical snorkel adventure for $70 or learn the basics in a swimming pool for $55. Don't be afraid to get your feet wet while trying this adventurous San Diego activity!

Address: 1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA
Phone: 619-260-1880

3. Skydive at Lake Elsinore


Next, for you true adrenaline junkies, I dare you to hop in your rental car and drive a quick 70 miles up Interstate 15 to one of California's most well-known sky diving spots -- Skydive Elsinore. (If you get lost, look for all the people streaking through the blue yonder and head toward them). A tandem jump costs $189, and it's $279 for a tandem dive, a DVD of your jump and photos. There are also group discounts available, so round up your friends for one of the most daring adventures in San Diego.

Phone: 951-245 9939
Address: 20701 Cereal Street
Lake Elsinore, CA. 92530

4. Ride in a Biplane


Want an adventure activity in San Diego that's a little less physically demanding but just as exciting? Cruise the San Diego coastline with just a couple of flimsy wings between you and the ground! Barnstorming Adventures at Montgomery Field Airport offers rides of varying lengths over some of San Diego's best scenery seven days a week. They even offer a romantic sunset ride. Prices range from around $200 to well over $500 for the longer flights.

Phone: 800-759-5667
Address: Montgomery Field Airport
3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, Suite D
San Diego, CA 92123

5. Chomp an Alligator


So, you've been on all these daring adventures in San Diego, and now you're hungry. Test your gastronomic comfort zone by chewing down on an alligator burger at Crazee Burger on 30th Street. Not a fan of gator? Ok, try the ostrich burger! Crazee Burger definitely lives up to its name, offering everything from your typical ground beef to antelope or even (prepare yourself) a kangaroo burger. Don't believe me? Check out their menu for yourself at www.crazeeburger.com.

Phone: 619-282-6044
Address: 4201 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104

San Diego has more than a world-famous zoo and a killer whale to offer, so stretch your limits and try a true San Diego adventure...Go ahead, I dare ya!

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