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!
March Featured Walks
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WEEKLY REPEATING WALKS
San Diego River Park Trail. Join us in Mission Valley for a moderate walk by the river along the north trail from the mall to Camino Del Este and returning via portions of the south and north trail for about 4 miles round trip. All walk surfaces are paved and mostly flat with some inclines. Green trolley line and multiple bus routes stop at the Fashion Valley Transit Center or park in the lot at the transit center (specified trolley parking areas only). Meet at north entrance of the bridge that crosses the river to a hotel. Optional gathering afterward in the mall food court. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.
ABOVE THE BAY. Join us for some exercise and fabulous views of the lights around Mission Bay. Meet by Carl's Jr. at Clairemont Dr. and Burgener Blvd. for a hilly, 1-hour plus, moderate to moderate-plus paced walk (see Thomas Guide 1248-F6). Rain, but not mist, cancels. Flashlight recommended. Please call Teri E. (858) 483-0512 or Jill F. (858) 292-4231 to make sure walk is "on" for the week (rarely cancelled due to holiday or commitments).
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Come join us for a walk along the harbor or through downtown for about 1½ hours at a moderate pace while enjoying the bright lights and fresh breezes. Meet at the entrance to the ABM parking lot on the west side of Pacific Hwy. just north of Broadway –this lot has lots of metered parking (free after 6:00 pm) before you enter the pay lot. (note: ABM lot on the east side of Broadway is a pay lot.) Rain cancels. Optional dinner afterward. Carol W. (619) 303-7942, Teri E. (858) 483-0512, Donna & Jerry (619) 559-5650.
more great walks THIS MONTH
Monday, March 3
SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot on the left as you approach the lake. Optional breakfast follows. Betty (858) 248-3782.Sunday, March 9
SAUNTER THROUGH SANTA LUZ-CIOUS. Just beyond the outskirts of Fairbanks Ranch lies some open countryside with remote trails offering serene vistas. The glistening 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 Fwy.) to exit #6 at Camino Del Sur; go north on Camino Del Sur for about 3.5 miles until Via Azul; turn left and continue for about 1/10 mile until the parking lot on the right at South Village Neighborhood Park. BYOH2O. Rain Cancels. Larry@walkabout-int.org (858) 755-1751 (evenings and weekends).
Tuesday, March 11
Treasures of University Heights. Stroll the quiet streets of what was once the site of the famous Mission Cliff Gardens, find the huge map of University Heights in the Trolley Barn Park, and discover California courts, an 1886 house, a log house, and some "secret" streets. Meet at the corner of Adams Ave. and the east end of Panorama Dr. (Louisiana St. to the south) for a moderate, 1-1/2 hour, flat walk. Bus #11 stops at Adams and Panorama. Rain cancels. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.
Wednesday, March 12
CORONADO BEACHING. Join Robert and Friends for approximately 1-hour on a beautiful, architecturally diverse casual stroll past dream homes. Refuel at a Coronado eatery afterward if you like. Meet at the corner of Ocean Blvd. and Marina Ave. To use public transport, take #901 bus ("Iris Trolley") from the 12th & Imperial Transit Center at 8:32. Exit at Orange Ave. and Park Pl.; walk .7 mile west to Ocean Blvd. and Marina Ave. Rain cancels. Robert B. (858) 414-6181.
Friday, March 14
EAST VILLAGE OF THE FUTURE: RECONSTRUCTION. Meet at the Park & Market trolley stop for a one-hour casual walk around East Village, visiting new construction sites and redevelopment areas around the new Central Library. We'll finish at the library by noon, where you'll have an hour to read or explore, then join back up and walk a few bocks for an inexpensive lunch at a Mexican eatery. Rain won't cancel. Take public transportation or plan to park in far East Village beyond the meters and walk in. "EV Dan" (619) 249-9813.
Sunday, March 16
37 IS HEAVEN FOR WALKABOUT. Recreate the walk that launched thousands upon thousands of ships, err, walks since St. Patrick's Day of 1977, 37 years ago! Savor what the times were like back then and how Walkabout took its first baby steps. Explore some little known trails in the picturesque La Playa area of Point Loma on a 1.5-hour, moderate parade over mixed up and down terrain. Look for Larry at the "poetic" corner of Scott and Emerson Sts. (near Point Loma Seafoods). Directions: proceed south on Rosecrans St. three streets past North Harbor Dr., take a left on Emerson St. and then one block to Scott St. Rain cancels. Larry@walkabout-int.org or (858) 755-1751 (evenings/weekends).
Thursday, March 20
SUNRISE SERIES: SOUTH SHORE. Meet at the South Shores Boat Launch just east of Sea World on Mission Bay. Hopefully we’ll see some rabbits and the great sea birds there. Take I-5 to Sea World Dr. and go west to the South Shores Boat Launch Ramp area. Watch for the sign, it is not very prominent. We’ll meet at the restrooms at the boat launch. Optional breakfast follows this moderate, flat 1-hour walk. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.
Sunday, March 23
BREAKFAST SPECIAL IN PACIFIC BEACH. Before the crowds arrive, walking in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll walk along the ocean admiring the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the west end of Garnet Ave. by Crystal Pier. From Old Town Transit Center, take the #8 bus at 6:30. Rain cancels or postpones. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.
Thursday, March 27
SUNRISE SERIES: SAN DIEGO RIVER. Let’s take a flat moderate walk along the San Diego River as we go west as far as we please and then return at your own pace. We can listen for the birds, admire the river and check out if any new stores have been built. Meet at the IHOP restaurant next to Mark Twain in the shopping center at Fenton Pkwy. south of Friar’s Rd. Trolley stop is nearby. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.
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