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!
NOVEMBER Featured Walks
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great walks THIS MONTH
Sunday, November 2
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS AT 2 AM. REMEMBER TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR.
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, November 8
Sculpture Gardens. Meet Virginia in the parking lot at Muir College, 9500 Gilman Dr., 92093 (UCSD/La Jolla) for a casual walk to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where we will see the sculptures in the Healing Arts Garden. We will walk back to the parking lot where we started. Take Torrey Pines Rd. and turn at Muir College (from the south turn right/from north turn left) into the free parking lot. We'll have a guide book with lots of info to share. (619) 231-7463.
Sunday, November 9
BREAKFAST SPECIAL IN BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful any time of the year with many paths to explore on this flat walk at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward (Greek?) is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.
A COZY CANYON OF CALM IN CARMEL VALLEY. The caldron of construction in Carmel Valley continues to heat up, but there still remain some secluded canyons of calm unbeknownst to the casual passer-by. Don't pass by this chance to saunter serenely through one such canyon on a 3-hour, moderate-plus prance over mixed-up and -down terrain. Look for Larry in front of Torrey Pines High School outside the parking lot by the signal at 3710 Del Mar Heights Rd. and Torrey Ridge Dr., about one mile east of the Del Mar Heights exit off of I-5. Rain cancels. (858) 755-1751 (evenings and weekends).
Monday, November 17
Sunrise Series: SHELTER ISLAND. We’ll walk this beautiful mostly-flat area by the bay where there are many beautiful homes. There will be a choice of going up a hill for those who feel they would like to climb to where the view is very scenic. To meet the group, from I-5, drive west on Rosecrans St. to Shelter Island Dr., turn left and go about two blocks to Anchorage Dr. to the large parking lot (park where there are no meters). Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Fusa (619) 223-6947.
Wednesday, November 19
A DELICIOUS TASTE OF YESTERYEAR. If you enjoy the rural scene and love to see ducks, geese and rare white pelicans, then take a 1-hour casual meander with Robert and Friends around Lindo Lake. Take Route 67 from I-8, turn off at Riverford Rd. and go through Lakeside on Woodside Ave until you see the park and lake. Turn right on Chestnut St. and a quick left into the VFW parking lot. Later, as an option, we will chow down at a local restaurant. Rain cancels. Robert B. (858) 414-6181
Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving With Your Walkabout Friends
5469 Casino Way, El Cajon (619) 445-6002
Join your Walkabout friends for a holiday meal at the Sycuan Casino. The all-new Paipa’s Buffet in the non-smoking East Wing of the casino offers over 100 fresh food items including turkey, prime rib, seafood, specialty international food stations, and an expanded dessert bar.
We will meet at the casino at 10:30 am to sign up for Club Sycuan membership and get a coupon for our first buffet meal for free (yes, you can use the coupon on Thanksgiving) or pay $25.95 per person (sorry no senior discount). Then, we’ll line up as a group for the 11:30 am opening of the buffet. We will carpool to the casino. Call the office at (619) 231-7463 to sign up on the interest list with your name, phone number, and preference as driver or passenger. RSVP by Monday 11/24!