QUADS AND DUNE BUGGIES
Tear around the Ocotillo State Vehicular Recreation Area in a dune buggy or
a quad from San Diego Motorsport Rentals. The vast riding area has hills (for
adrenaline junkies) and wide-open spaces (for speed demons).
5965 Highway 78, Borrego Springs
Get a bird’s-eye view of La Jolla, the Torrey Pines
Golf Course and the Pacific Coast on a tandem hang
gliding or paragliding flight at Torrey Pines Gliderport.
2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla
Dive deep at Underwater Park, a 6,000-acre ecological preserve in La Jolla,
explore the sunken ships at Wreck Alley in Mission Beach or see enormous
calico bass at Marine Room, a shallow reef between La Jolla Cove and the La
Jolla Submarine Canyon named after the La Jolla restaurant.
The family-friendly Kearny Moto Park in Clairemont (3170
Armstrong St.) is a great spot to learn the ropes of BMX riding. Or
head to Chula Vista BMX (2800 Olympic Parkway, inside the U.S.
Olympic Training Center) to ride with Olympians. Bike and helmet
rentals are available at both locations.
Cross off a bucket list item with a thrilling tandem skydive flight with
Skydive San Diego. With more training, you can fly solo instead.
13531 Otay Lakes Road, Jamul
Strap on a water-propelled jetpack at Jetpack America and live out your
superhero fantasies as you hover up to 30 feet above Mission Bay, or dive
like a submarine under the surface. 1010 Santa Clara Place, Mission Bay
BEST SKATE PARKS
Want to inject some adrenaline into your vacation? These sea, sand and sky
excursions across San Diego County are just the ticket.
Robb Field Skate Park
Sidewalk surfers of all
ability levels go here to
practice tricks on the street
course, ledges, blocks, a
pump bump, octagon and
2525 Bacon St., Ocean Beach
Coronado Skate Park
underneath the Coronado
Bridge is packed with
concrete ramps, grinds,
bowls and jumps.
2000 Mullinex Drive, Coronado
Ecke Family YMCA
The sport’s biggest pros
head to this
ramp from the
2003 X Games.
200 Saxony Road, Encinitas
Aura Skate Park
The only industrial skate
park training facility in the
city allows skateboarders,
BMXers and scooter riders
to sharpen their skills on
the world-class spine ramp,
wood bowl and competition-style street course.
1074 La Mirada Court, Vista
to see a video
of jetpacking in
La Jolla Cove
Ecke Family YMCA