Welcome to Walkabout International!
WALKABOUT is an all-volunteer non-profit organization offering over 850 local walks 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 comaraderie and discovering new places.
Celebrating our 38th Anniversary Year!
CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and nearby homes as a guest leader takes the group on a moderate to moderate-plus flat walk for about 2 hours with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont St., turn left on Lamont St., then right on Crown Point Dr. to meet at the west end of the parking lot by the park’s southern end restrooms. To use public transit, take the trolley to Old Town and board the #9 bus at 9:10, get off at La Cima Dr. and walk 3 blocks east to the parking lot. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.
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 of Mission Blvd. To use public transit, ride the trolley to Old Town, and then 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.
MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Come see the great views and picturesque homes and gardens of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. Meet at the coffee shop at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west on Ft. Stockton Dr. Rain cancels. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
OLD AND THE NEW DOWNTOWN. Our one-hour casual walk will take us past points of interest in the Gaslamp area and to two newly-created parks in East Village. An optional lunch follows at our favorite fish taco outdoor hangout. Meet Stella outside the Balboa Theater at 4th & E Sts. Free 3-hour parking available at Horton Plaza after 9:30 am (619) 232-3756.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
GREAT BEACH WALKS OF LA JOLLA. Dan, the Explorer, will offer four of his favorite beach walks over this month and the next. This casual to moderate 3.9 mile beach and sidewalk adventure from Crystal Pier to Windandsea Beach will include visits to Tourmaline Beach, Sun Gold Point and Big Rock Reef. Be sure to bring a camera to preserve the awesome views. Coffee break at midpoint. Travel to Old Town Transit Center (OTTC) and take the northbound Bus 30 to Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach or drive a car and park on side streets near Felspar, north of Garnet Ave. Meet under Crystal Pier at 12:30 pm. Will return from Windandsea Beach on Bus 30 after about 3 hours including coffee break. Rain Cancels. Dan D. (858) 722-3002 or email@example.com.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
A SOLSTICE SAUNTER THROUGH TORREY PINES. As we approach the time of year when everything "falls" into place and a new year unfolds, celebrate the change in our solar journey with a 3-hour moderate-plus prance over mixed-up and up and down terrain through BOTH Torrey Pines State Preserves . . . the well-known one and the secret, tucked-away one. Look for Larry at northwest corner of Del Mar Heights Rd. and Durango Dr., 6 blocks west of I-5. (858) 755-1751 (evenings/weekends).
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