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!
April Featured Walks
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WEEKLY REPEATING WALKS
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).
MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. Walk the beach or the bay and stop for coffee near the end of this moderate-plus or moderate flat walk. Meet at the Belmont Park ticket booth off Mission Blvd. To use public transport, ride the trolley to Old Town, take the #8 bus at 9:40 to Mission Blvd. arriving at 9:54, and walk across the street. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.
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
more great walks THIS MONTH
Wednesday, April 9
MOUTH OF SAN DIEGO RIVER. Join us for a moderate walk by the mouth of the river. We’ll start at the jetty separating the mouths of the San Diego River and Mission Bay and then walk along the river path for an approximate 1-hour round trip. Park at the City park at the end of Quivira Way (Thomas Guide pg 1268) and meet at the restrooms. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.
Thursday, April 10
SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION BAY BACKWARDS . Let’s start on the path near playground Dr. to enjoy the and the sights we’ve missed. This is a moderate 1-hour walk on flat, mostly paved terrain. Take the Sea World Dr. exit off I-5, proceed west and turn right at the first light; pass the entrance to Fiesta Island; cross the bridge and park at the second entrance to the small parking area on your left. Optional breakfast afterwards. Edie (619) 222-4396.
Friday, April 11
WALKING DAN’S FAVORITE SAN DIEGO STREET. Do you have one - a street where you would live if you had the money? Meet Dan H. at the entrance to Morley Field swimming pool in Balboa Park (close cross streets are Texas and Upas Streets) for a casually-paced 90-minute walk (some hills) and you'll see why this street has everything...views, location, highway proximity, parks, wonderful architecture - but it doesn't have Dan...yet. The #2, #7 & 10 buses get within 4-6 blocks, but a car may be best. Optional lunch follows in North Park. Rain cancels. "Street Fan Dan" (619) 249-9813.
Tuesday, April 15
TAX DAY BLUES WALK. Bring your 1040 return and we'll ceremoniously mail them together from the main post office while we walk there because, after paying taxes, there's no money for gas or a stamp. Meet Dan H. at the Walkabout office, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 110, for this casually-paced straggle parade down Barnett Ave. to our tax doom. Wear a long face, cardboard in your shoes and turn your pockets inside out - Uncle Sam wants his! Rain cancels the walk, but not the tax man. An optional, write-off lunch may follow. "Deductible, Delectable Dan" (619) 249-9813.
Saturday, April 19
MEANDERING AMONG THE MEADOWS. Enjoy the breath-taking, bucolic beauty of a secluded canyon along some little-known pathways in the “Meadows” area of Carmel Valley. Immerse yourself into a moderate-plus paced, 3-hour amble over mixed up and down terrain overlooking the environs of The Grand Del Mar Resort in the remote, Del Mar Mesa community. Look for Larry by Carmel Country Rd. and Sagamore Way. From I-5 or I-15, connect to Route 56 and take the Carmel Country Rd. exit south for about 1/2 mile to Sagamore Way. BYO water, but rainwater cancels! Larry@walkabout-int.org; (858) 755-1751 (evenings or weekends).
Sunday, April 20
BREAKFAST 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.
Thursday, April 24
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 at the parking lot on the Kiowa Dr. side. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Gloria (619) 482-7677.
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