On a perfectly clear day, you can get a bird’s eye view of the Golden Gate, its iconic bridge and the Bay Area coastline by going tandem hang gliding at Fort Funston, a nature preserve 8 miles (14 km) south of the bridge, with 200 foot (61 m) high bluffs and some of the best winds for hang gliding in the country.
The best time to glide here is in the fall, especially during the month of October, when you are most likely to be gifted with fog-free skies over the bridge.
Big Air Hang Gliding
20-minute flight $300+ with a U.S. government certified pilot; includes a hi-def video of your flight to take home. Reservations can be made online or via phone.
You must weigh between 100lbs (45kg) and 200lbs (90kg) to do a tandem flight.