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!
AUGUST Featured Walks
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WEEKLY REPEATING WALKS
Mission Bay Sunsets. Walk leaves promptly at 6:30. Rain (not mist) cancels. Enjoy the cooler evening air and beautiful views of Mission Bay! Join us for a flat but fairly fast-paced moderate to moderate-plus walk along the shores of Mission Bay. Take the I-5 and go west on Clairemont Dr. to meet at the former Visitors Information Center. Teri E. (858) 483-0512 or Jill F. (858) 292-4231.
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 at the transit center. Meet at north entrance of the footbridge (across from transit center) that crosses the river to a hotel. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.
more great walks THIS MONTH
WEDNESDAY, August 6
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.
TUESDAY, August 12
La Playa Paths. Join us for one of the most scenic walks in San Diego as we pad along the path on the west side of Shelter Island Yacht Basin. We will see elegant homes of all styles, beautiful gardens, a picturesque boat harbor, and probably some boats out for a sail. This is why we live in San Diego! Meet at the corner of Talbot and Evergreen Sts., behind Cabrillo Elementary School, for a moderate, 1½ hour walk along beaches, paths, secret walkways, and some hills. Bus #28 stops at Rosecrans St. and Shelter Island Dr. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095
MONDAY, August 18
SILENT MOVIES AT THE ORGAN PAVILION. Join us before the annual silent movie starring Buster Keaton. We meet at the North-East entrance to the Organ Pavilion (by the Japanese Garden snack shop). We will use our blankets or cushions to claim our seats before a casual, flat walk along some little-known paths and then return for the 7:30 pm concert. Bring a snack or buy one there. Concert runs about 2-3 hours. Rain cancels. Pat K. (619) 469-6223
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
DELECTABLE LA JOLLA ICE CREAM SOCIAL AMBLE. Time to dip into one of Walkabout's most delicious walks as we wander past -- and optionally into -- every single ice cream and frozen yogurt parlor in the lovely village of La Jolla! With the warm days of August upon us, enjoy a cool and comfortable 1.5-ish hour --depending upon the number of licks we get in-- casual walk over flat terrain. Look for Larry and Joel in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art at 700 Prospect St. by the corner of Draper Ave. with free street parking. Warning: BYOAppetite as most establishments are offering mouth-watering discounts tonight only for Walkabout! Larry@walkabout-int.org or (858) 755-1751 (evenings/weekends).
SATURDAY, August 23
DONUT DAY AT DEL MAR. Join us on our annual trek to the race track for a quick tour of the stands followed by free donuts, coffee and O.J. Then we'll watch the horses practice going though the starting gate and linger afterwards to watch the workouts and/or listen to the speakers about horse racing. FREE admission and parking. Meet at the parking lot entrance to the race track off of Jimmy Durante Blvd. Pat K.'s cell for that day is (619) 548-7232. Otherwise at home (619) 469-6223. Rain cancels.
SUNDAY, August 31
BREAKFAST SPECIAL ALONG ADAMS AVE. Interesting homes and views along the edge of Mission Valley will greet us on this flat, moderate walk. Optional breakfast follows. Rain cancels or postpones. Meet at 30th St. and Adams Ave. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.