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!
OCTOBER Featured Walks
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great walks THIS MONTH
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
OKTOBERFEST COMES TO LA MESA. Let's meet to find out what changes are planned for this year's La Mesa Oktoberfest. We will take a casual walk around the city and through the center to see the great costume store and all the other charming shops in the Village of La Mesa. Optional lunch follows at one of the many German choices, sandwich shops, or a nearby Mexican restaurant. Meet at the Senior Center of La Mesa at La Mesa Blvd. and Memorial Dr. Parking lot across the street by the ballpark. Rain cancels. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8
Watercolor Society’s International Art Show and Walk at Liberty Station. Meet Marilyn B. on the front steps of The Dance Place building (2650 Truxtun and Dewey Rds./same building as our office) for a 1 hour moderate walk around Liberty Station to see what’s new. We will end up at The San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery for a docent tour of their International Art Show on display during the month of October. They will tell us the history of the Watercolor Society and about the different types art work and the artists. Optional lunch afterwards. Rain cancels walk but not art show tour. (619) 692-0536.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Middletown Mansions. Delight in discovering a little-known part of old San Diego as we stroll past some 100-year-old mansions, including the block with "the Three Sisters," and revel in the spectacular views of the airport, North Island, and San Diego Bay. Meet at the corner of Hawk and Thorn Sts. for a 1-1/2 hour moderate walk with several hills. This area is little known because it's difficult to find. Directions: take Reynard Way and turn west onto Redwood St. and continue onto Falcon St. Then turn left onto Thorn St. and continue two blocks to Hawk St. Rain cancels. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
SUNRISE SERIES: NORTH PARK/NORMAL HEIGHTS. We’ll meet at the corner of Kansas St. and El Cajon Blvd to explore these eclectic neighborhoods. Park behind the restaurant at 2900 El Cajon Blvd. for this casual to moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. From the south, take I-805 to the El Cajon Blvd. exit and turn left. From the north, turn right onto El Cajon Blvd. until you come to Kansas St. (about ½ mile). Frances (619) 479-396
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
CAVORTING AROUND CORONADO. Larry leaves his North County comfort zone to visit this cozy coastal community and wander by grand architectural gems, the Hotel Del, the birthplace of the Wizard of Oz, some strands of sand, and spectacular views of downtown San Diego on a 3-hour moderate-plus prance over flat terrain. Meet in front of the Coronado Library at 640 Orange Ave. near the corner of 6th St. (858) 755-1751 (evenings and weekends).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR. Join us on our 3rd annual walk to see a clever corner of University Heights where the neighbors pitch in for a one night extravaganza: cemetery, fire-breathing dragon, Oz, Frankenstein, etc. Costumes are optional and so is trick-or-treating on this casual walk. We’ll leave from Trolley Barn Park, at Adams Ave. and Florida St. (bus #11). Sharon N. (619) 298-4340.