Kite Flying – Part 2: Where to Fly a Kite

Welcome to Part 2 of our kite flying blog. In Part 1 we learned the how-to’s and the art of kite flying. Now it’s time for the fun part! Around San Diego, there are ample spots from wide open parks to beach settings to cliffside hangouts to let your kite soar. So, gather your kites, check the wind forecast and head to one of these many picturesque locations. The sky is your limit!

Torrey Pines Gliderport. Renowned for its stunning coastal views, consistent ocean breezes and jump off point for hang gliders, Torrey Pines Gliderport is an excellent location for kite flying. The expansive cliffs provide a breathtaking backdrop, and the well-maintained grassy areas offer ample space to launch and soar.

Mission Bay Park. For a family-friendly kite-flying experience, head to Mission Bay Park. The sprawling grassy fields and sea breezes create an excellent environment for both beginners and experts.

La Jolla Shores. Nestled along the coastline, La Jolla Shores offers a scenic kite-flying experience with its sandy beaches and open skies. The beach provides an excellent runway for launching kites, and the Pacific breeze is helpful for flying and cooling down in the hot summer months.

Balboa Park. Steeped in history and surrounded by lush greenery, Balboa Park is a lovely location for kite flying. The park’s spacious lawns with beautiful gardens and iconic architecture create a picture-perfect atmosphere for a leisurely afternoon of soaring kites.

Kit Carson Park. Located in inland Escondido, Kit Carson Park offers a change of scenery from the coastal and doesn’t disappoint in function. This expansive park features large grassy areas and a lake, providing a serene setting for kite enthusiasts seeking a more secluded experience.

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