“It’s ironic how you feel most alive when your heart skips a few beats.”  – KUSHANDWIZDOM

Whether it’s bonding with friends and family you seek, or a solo adventure to challenge yourself, there are plenty of thrills to be had in San Diego. We’ve picked some of our favorites in San Diego County and think you’ll get your dose of adrenaline from them as well! Wherever you are in San Diego, you’re bound to find something heart-pounding within a short drive.  Here they are (in no particular order):

1. ZIP LINING

♦ La Jolla Zip Zoom – 22000 Highway 76 | Pauma Valley

♦ SDZ Safari Park – Flightline Safari – 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd. | Escondido

2. OPEN-COCKPIT BIPLANE RIDE

♦ Open Cockpit Biplane Ride – Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport | San Diego

3. SKYDIVING

♦ Go Jump Oceanside – 480 Airport Rd. | Oceanside

♦ Skydive San Diego – 13531 Otay Lakes Rd. | Jamul

♦ Indoor Skydiving – 2385 Camino Del Rio N | Mission Valley

4. HANG-GLIDING

♦ Torrey Pines Glider Port – 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr. | La Jolla

5. HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

♦ Compass Balloon Rides – 1969 Villa Cardiff Dr. | Encinitas

♦ Hot Air Balloon Rides – Call (951) 699-5800 | Del Mar

6. ESCAPE ROOMS

♦ Great Room Escape San Diego – 424 Market Street | Downtown

♦ Puzzalarium – 841 14th St. | Downtown

♦ Escape Games SD – 3956 4th Ave | Hillcrest

♦ House of Hints – 5575 Magnatron Blvd | Kearny Mesa

7. PARASAILING

♦ San Diego Parasail Adventures – 844 Mission Bay Dr. | Mission Bay

♦ San Diego Parasail Adventures – 1548 Quivira Way | Mission Bay

8. JETPACK

♦ Jetpack America – 1010 Santa Clara Place |  Mission Bay

9. KAYAKING

♦ La Jolla Caves – 1325 Coast Blvd S | La Jolla

10. SNORKELING

♦ Leopard Shark Snorkel Tours – 2199 Avenida de la Playa | La Jolla

11. PAINTBALL

♦ The Paintball Park – Camp Pendleton, 1700 Vandergrift Blvd. | Oceanside

♦ Total Combat Paintball – 1699 Main St. | Barrio Logan

Bonus: OTHER WATER RECREATION/Boat & Jetski Adventures

♦ Speed Boat Adventures – Cabrillo Isle Marina, 1450 Harbor Island Drive | SD Bay

♦ Prowest Performance – 2209 Shelter Island Dr. | Shelter Island

♦ SD Jetski – 4275 Mission Bay Dr. | Mission Bay