If you are seeking an adventure that is a little outside the box, why not try paragliding or hand gliding? It’s a surefire way to get your blood pumping, and to perhaps cross something off your bucket list. Paragliding is a little easier to pick up and is cheaper, but hand gliding offers you the ability to travel longer distances and do a few more tricks. No matter which you prefer, these top destinations are sure to provide you the perfect place to launch. Come with Island Trader Vacations as we take a closer look at 3 destinations perfect for an aerial adventure in the U.S.
Sun Valley, Idaho is a premiere destination for those looking to hand glide or paraglide and is perfect for both the novice or the more experienced. You can soar over this stunning valley for more than eight hours and hundreds of miles as there are perfect updrafts that sweep in from the desert. Obviously that long of a trip is for the more experienced, but maybe one day. No matter how long you are up there flying you will be stunned the spectacular scenery and your vantage point.
The Point of the Mountain in Utah is one of the best spots in North America for gliding. It is located just outside Salt Lake City and the consistent winds that make gliding so optimum here has even led to the creation of the Flight State Park Recreation Area. This park is completely devoted to flying. This is the perfect place for those that are just learning as the winds are some of the smoothest and most predictable in all of the US. The afternoons are the time for the experienced flyers as the valley air warms up creating big up drafts for those that want to fly long distances and do tricks.
The nearly perfectly consistent beautiful weather in California makes it one of the top places in the world for those seeking to glide. The consistent weather makes for optimum, dependable flying conditions. Fort Funston is one of the best places to go for the more experienced flyer. The rides might be shorter but the updrafts are perfect for practicing and showing off your hand gliding tricks. This is not the place for a beginner, although it is a great place to be a spectator. Located a mere few minutes from San Francisco the area is known for its wind phenomenon that will roll and send pilots so high that it’s sometimes hard for them to come back down.
It might have been since we were children that we have dreamed of flying. Get out there and feed you inner child in a fun, exciting exhilarating adventure.