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Best Adventure Sports in San Francisco

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Fort Funston is one of San Francisco's many public parks and recreation areas. Located within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the park offers a wonderful respite from the chaotic hustle and bustle of city life. Fort Funston was actually built as a defensive structure overlooking the harbor in the early 19th Century. Fortunately, the area has been preserved due to it's significance and is now a busy public park popular with dog walkers. Built on the sandy cliffs overlooking the ocean, the most popular feature of Fort Funston is that it provides the perfect conditions for hang-gliding. Attracting adrenaline junkies and para-gliding enthusiasts, the bluff is the perfect take-off point. Intermediate level gliders will enjoy soaring above the coast and the breath-taking views over the sea. All the necessary gear is available from shops around the area.

This sea-kayaking outfitter rents sit-on-top and sea-touring kayaks, stand-up paddle-boards, and canoes by the hour or day out of Pier 40. Rentals include brief lessons, life jackets, dry bags, jackets, and splash pants. Popular routes from the pier include visits to McCovey Cove and Alcatraz Island. City Kayak also offers guided trips, teaching everything from basics to how to roll a kayak upright. Please note that City Kayak’s opening and closing hours vary depending on the season, and, although the office closes at 5p, the last kayaks of the day go out at 3p.

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