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 38th Anniversary Year!
JANUARY Featured Walks
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great walks THIS MONTH
Thursday, January 1
SUNRISE SERIES: GREET THE NEW YEAR AND THE SUN. Join Edie for a moderate, 1-hour walk on mostly paved, level paths. We’ll meet in the parking area near the river at the south end of Womble St. From the south, take I-5 to the Pacific Hwy. exit, veer to the left onto Barnett Ave., turn left into Liberty Station, turn left at Womble St. From the north or east, take the Rosecrans St. exit, proceed several miles until you see Vons on your left – Womble St. is the next left turn. Optional breakfast follows. (619) 222-4396.
Annual new years day walk in rancho bernardo. Frances S.,a longtime participant, will lead Jim Attig’s annual walk for approximately 5 miles at a casual pace (2.5 to 3 mph) over the gorgeous, sometimes hilly terrain enjoyed on this walk in years past. Rain cancels. Bring water, hat, and sunscreen. Meet in front of Rancho Bernardo Winery at 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte. Take I-15 to Rancho Bernardo Rd. exit and travel east to turn left onto Pomerado Rd., and then right onto Paseo del Verano Norte to the winery. We would love to see you and to wish everyone a very happy new year! Frances (858) 538-1435.
CORONADO "CRUISE." Kick off a healthy New Year by joining us for a moderate 1-1/2 to 2-hour flat walk (1 small hill) in beautiful Coronado with an optional lunch break a little more than halfway through. We'll take the road less traveled to explore Coronado’s non-touristy south end while enjoying sea breezes, city views, and a unique view of the bridge. For those who want to drop out early, there are several places to take a short cut back or catch the bus along Orange Ave. Take the I-5 over the Coronado Bridge, continue to Orange Ave., turn right until the street ends at First Ave., turn right a few blocks to the Ferry Landing shopping center on the left. Allow a few extra minutes to find parking, which is free ONLY in the lot on the north side (by the American flag) or park on the street. Meet at the center's entrance near the flag pole. Rain cancels. Fran W. (619) 271-7107.
Friday, January 2
Come Help Naida Celebrate The Big 80! Meet at the Walkabout Office at Liberty Station, 2650 Truxtun Rd., Suite 110 at the intersection of Dewey Rd. for a casual walk (flat, no steps) through the old restored section of the NTC (Naval Training Center) and arrive at the Corvette Diner at 11:30 am for lunch (at your own expense). NO gifts please; Naida would love the pleasure of your company. RSVP not required. Naida (619) 296-0550 (9 am - 5 pm).
Saturday, January 10
7:15 amLATE BIRDS. For those of us who can't get up in time for the Sunrise Series, Anna T. will lead a flat 1-hour walk at your own pace around Pacific Beach, followed by an optional breakfast. Take the #30 bus at 6:45 from Old Town, exit at Mission Blvd. Meet in front of Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Rain cancels. (619) 231-7463.
Sunday, January 18
7:15 amBREAKFAST SPECIAL ALONG EAST MISSION BAY. Let’s take a flat walk at your own speed to see the birds, boats, and views. Optional breakfast and chatting follow. Meet on Mission Bay Dr. by the restrooms just south of Clairemont Dr. Rain cancels or postpones. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.
Sunday, January 25
HANG "LUZ" IN SANTA LUZ. A wee bit beyond Fairbanks Ranch lies fetching countryside that both suffered and survived last year's blazing fires. Trek along tucked away trails offering tantalizing vistas. The delightful realm of Santa Luz beckons! Enjoy a 3-hour, moderate-plus prance over very mixed up and downright hilly terrain. Look for Larry by the restrooms of the South Village Neighborhood Park (next to the Willow Grove Elementary School) on Via Azul just off of Camino Del Sur. Directions: Take CA-56 (Ted Williams Pkwy) to exit #6 at Camino Del Sur; go north on Camino Del Sur for about 3.5 miles until Via Azul, where you turn left for about 1/10 mile until the parking lot on the right at South Village Neighborhood Park. BYOH2O. Rain cancels. (858) 755-1751 (evenings/weekends).