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!
JULY 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 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.
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.
more great walks THIS MONTH
SUNDAY, JULY 6
BREAKFAST SPECIAL DOWNTOWN. Let's explore the harbor north or south with a flat, moderate, 1-hour walk to see what changes are going on downtown and along the harbor. We will start from Ruocco Park at the intersection of Harbor Dr. and Pacific Hwy. (across from former police station). Meters are free on Sundays. All trolleys go to Amtrak station and then a 15-minute walk 1 block west to Pacific Hwy. And 4 blocks south to Harbor Dr. gets you there. Optional breakfast follows. Rain cancels or postpones. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.
SATURDAY, JULY 12
FAMOSA SLOUGH AND PACIFIC ISLE GARDENS. On a casual 1-1/4 hour walk, we will see the entire Famosa Slough, watch the ocean current flow in the center of a salt marsh, look for migratory and local birds (over 190 species), and see an old trolley trestle. After a brief restroom stop, we'll enjoy the romantic gardens, fountains, and lagoon located inside the circular Pacific Isle. Meet at the west end of the Midway Towne Center parking lot near Papa John's, 3960 West Point Loma Blvd. (Hint: Sports Arena Blvd. changes its name to West Point Loma Blvd. at Midway Dr. and Midway Dr. changes its name to West Mission Bay Dr. at the same corner). You can take the #35 bus from Old Town Transit Center and get off at the Midway Towne Center stop. Optional lunch follows at a buffet restaurant in the shopping center. Jim & Marty (619) 222-8714.
MONDAY, JULY 14
SUNRISE SERIES: COLLEGE GROVE. One hour walk on flat, paved, and dirt paths. Walk is casual to moderate pace. From College Ave., turn west at College Grove Dr. and then park in the lot behind the restaurant at the corner of College Ave. and College Grove Dr. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Gloria (619) 482-7677.
Tuesday, JULY 15
Kate Sessions in Pacific Beach. Let's honor "The Mother of Balboa Park" by walking past her home and the park named for her in Pacific Beach. We'll see beautiful mansions including a castle, and enjoy a spectacular view of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean as we wander up and down the hills on the south slope of Mt. Soledad. Meet at the flagpole in the parking lot of Kate Sessions Park, just east of Lamont Street, for a moderate hilly 1.5 hour walk. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.
FRIDAY, JULY 18
La Jolla Pocket Parks, Mansions, and Vistas. Join us on a casual salt air walk for approximately 1 hour starting in Baja La Jolla/Bird Rock area passing homes ranging from modest California bungalows to oceanfront manors. Visit pocket parks and lookouts to beautiful marine views. Go on a few stairways which connect a subdivision to a church which was a former trolley station in the 1920s. Opportunity for coffee or bathroom stop. Meet at the SW corner of Sea Ridge Dr. and Chelsea St. in La Jolla. We will be on the corner in front of the circle. For public transport, take the #30 bus to La Jolla Blvd and Sea Ridge Dr. and then walk west one block to corner of Chelsea St. Marty L. (858) 337-6160.
THURSDAY, JULY 24
SUNRISE SERIES: KEARNY MESA. Return to a familiar place as we walk on mostly flat terrain at a moderate pace for 1 hour. We’ll meet in the parking lot of the restaurant at 3906 Convoy St. Maybe we can explore a different area this time, but also some familiar sites. An optional breakfast follows. Take the I-805, exit at Balboa Ave. turnoff, east to Convoy St. and turn right. Winnie (858) 278-4003.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
LET'S CLIMB THE HILL. Join us for a moderate but challenging walk that includes the "Bachman Hill". We will start at the Fashion Valley Transit Center and walk to (and up) Bachman Pl. After a walk around part of the Hillcrest neighborhood we will return down Bachman Hill to the transit center, approximately 4 miles round-trip. 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.
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