Welcome to Walkabout International!
Walkabout is an all-volunteer non-profit organization offering over 850 local walks in San Diego each year, numerous low-cost day trips, overnight travel, parties, potlucks, holiday celebrations and other activities.
Established in San Diego in 1977, Walkabout promotes healthy regular exercise, social camaraderie and discovering new places.
Celebrating our 37th Anniversary Year!
SEPTEMBER Featured Walks
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WEEKLY REPEATING WALKS
CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and nearby homes as a guest leader takes the group on a moderate to moderate-plus flat walk for about 2 hours with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont St., turn left on Lamont St., then right on Crown Point Dr. to meet at the west end of the parking lot by the park’s southern end restrooms. To use public transport, take the trolley to Old Town and board the #9 bus at 9:10, get off at La Cima Dr. and walk 3 blocks east to the parking lot. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.
SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK BUNCH. Sandra, Sally and Friends will do a casual+ walk from the Bali Hai Restaurant to the Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.2 miles round trip, about 60-70 minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to wildlife. You may stop at one of the many benches and rejoin us on the return leg. Meet at east end of the island to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. If you're late, drive down the island and join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai where there is ample free parking. Optional eats afterward. Rain cancels. Join us - just for the health of it! Sally R. (619) 222-3800..
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE IN THE PARK. Come join us for a walk through Balboa Park for 90 minutes at a moderate pace. Meet at the northeast corner of President's Way and Park Blvd. Rain cancels. Carol W. (619) 303-7942 or Donna & Jerry (619) 559-5650.
more great walks THIS MONTH
Monday, September 1
SUNRISE SERIES: PACIFIC BEACH BOARDWALK. Let’s take a moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain and enjoy the fresh air, early morning breeze and beautiful sunrise where we can look forward to good company, chatting and an optional breakfast afterward. Meet at the Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast. John & Marilyn Bintz (619) 840-5544
Wednesday, September 10
MOUTH OF SAN DIEGO RIVER. Join us for a moderate walk by the mouth of the river. We will start at the jetty separating the mouths of the San Diego River and Mission Bay and then walk along the river path for approximately 1 hour/3 mile round trip. Park just past the traffic circle at Hospitality Point Park at the end of Quivira Way (Thomas Guide pg. 1268). We will meet near the restrooms. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.
Friday, September 12
Midtown Meander. Join us for a casual walk with some slight hills for about an hour beginning at one of one of San Diego's hidden treasures! We’ll start near a private garden of meticulously sculpted and whimsically trimmed bushes and trees. Then we’ll pass through a pleasant neighborhood close to the airport and downtown. Meet at the corner of Union and Vine Sts. (just up the hill from India Street). Marty L. (858) 337-6160.
Tuesday, September 16
Pt. Loma Promenade and Home Tour. Nestled among the beautiful homes ranging in style from Colonial to Mediterranean to Art Deco is an incredible geodesic dome house called “The Greenest Home in San Diego”, and the owner/designer will treat us to a tour. Meet at the corner of Tennyson and Capistrano Sts., one block east of Chatsworth, for a moderate, 1-½ hour walk which will include some hills. Bus #923 stops at Chatsworth Blvd. and Tennyson St. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.
Wednesday, September 17
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO. Join us for a moderate but challenging walk that includes the hills and staircases on the campus of the University of San Diego. We will start at the Moreno/Linda Vista Trolley Station and walk to the USD campus, where we will enjoy the varied terrain and views. After a walk around (and up and down) the campus we will return to the trolley station, approximately 5 miles round-trip. Green line to Moreno/Linda Vista Trolley Station or 44 bus route. Parking is available at trolley station off of Friars Rd. Meet on north side of trolley platform. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.
Wednesday, September 24
A BOATLESS RIVER EXCURSION. Join Robert and Friends for a 1-hour, paved, casual walk overlooking the San Diego River. Water wings not required. Optional restaurant stop afterward. Meet in the parking lot of Mimi's on Mission Center Rd. at Camino de la Reina. To use public transport, take the Green Line Trolley marked “Green Santee,” exit at Mission Valley Station, walk southwest to 5180 Mission Center Rd. Rain cancels. Robert B. (858) 414-6181.
Friday, September 26
EXPLORE UTC AREA. Let's walk at a moderate pace for 1-1/2 hours in the beautiful Golden Triangle area of San Diego. We will meet at the south entrance to Macy's in Westfield Shopping Town UTC (on the southwest corner of the mall, near the corner of Genesee Ave. and Nobel Dr.) Optional lunch afterward. Beverly D. (858) 229-0741.