Walkabout's 40th Anniversary Year

Our 40th Anniversary Year continues as Walkabout International has been in the forefront of promoting healthy regular exercise, social camaraderie and discovering new places since its inception in 1977. We have conducted over 35,000 walks covering more than 3.5+ million people-miles or the equivalent of walking around the equator over 150 times for thousands of our "soles" which is quite a "feet". An all-volunteer non-profit 501(c3) organization offers hundreds of local walks each year along with, low-cost day and overnight trips, parties and potlucks, holiday celebrations and other activities.

Walkabout International in partnership with Scripps Health Foundation
Invites all San Diego to join our 40th Anniversary Year Premier Event
The Joy of Walking
November 11, 2017 at McMillin Companies Event Center in Liberty Station
Walking Tours                   Speakers                         Door Prizes

What Kind of a Walker Are You?

No matter what type of walking interests  you Walkabout-International has it covered. Enjoy a few views of our many varied walks around the County, Country and the world.  

Downtown sidewalks are fine

Around Mission Bay on a cool evening

Were you There?

Sightseeing in Europe

A good hike through Tecolote Canyon followed by a potluck

Watching sheep wend there way through Boise ID


Overnight Trips 
SE New Mexico October 19 - 26
San Antonio Riverwalk Early December
Baja Whale Watching Almost sold out - Get on the waiting list now.  February 17 - 23, 2018
Day trips and 40th Anniversary Events 
17th Annual Auction & Potluck Picnic - See below October 29
Joys of Walking Festival - See above November 11
40th Anniversary Boat Tour November
40th Anniversary Trip Reunion December
Riverside County Mission Inn Day Trip December 9

Sunday October 29, 2017

11 am Walk; Noon Lunch; 1 pm Auction

Just before Halloween, Walkabouters can do some of their own "trick" or "treating" at our organization's 17th annual auction, potluck picnic and yearly meeting to be held in our private ramada along Mission Bay.

This year a featured auction item will be a handmade quilt featuring Elvis Presley being crafted by Donna Farris. Bring your check book as this item will be as popular as "The King" was. And like the crooner, there's only one. But there will be many other goodies as well, promises auctioneer Dan Haslam, including gift certificates, baked goods, and household items. This is the 17th year of our fundraising auction whose proceeds go to support Walkabout International. Guests will enjoy a potluck picnic before the auction and will also hear a brief report about the state of our organization. Prior to the luncheon, there will be a walk from our starting point around Mission Bay, and typically once the auction and lunch are concluded, we’ll take another stroll. Our ramada is covered so rain is not an issue. Bring a few donated items for the auction, a potluck item to share and a pick up truck to haul your auction treasures home! Walkabout will provide drinks, cups, cutlery and plates. Come prepared to have a fun afternoon with the Walkabout auction-goers!.

The event will take place in the same place as last year by the Playa II Gazebo near the Hilton Hotel on East Mission Bay Drive. From Clairemont Dr, head south or from  from Sea World Dr head north on East Mission Dr. and look for the blue banners. Put the Hilton Hotel into your GPS at 1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 and look for the banners. 



Specific Needs for Volunteers (Mailing Helpers, Office Helpers)

Our mailing crew needs additional help once per month. Bev Stebbins and Charlotte Sedgwick are captains, and they could use help.

We need someone to monitor the office one day (four hours) consistently during the week (16 hours per month commitment).


  • Balboa Park with ranger tour
  • Free Tuesdays at museums in Balboa Park
  • Receive help with your write-up, contact us with any ideas for walks, etc.!

If you are interested in these specific opportunities or any of our volunteer positions, please call the office (619) 231-7463.