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!
DECEMBER Featured Walks
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great walks THIS MONTH
Thursday, December 4
San Diego Bay. As an addition to the weekly 10 am Shelter Island walk, a history of the San Diego Bay as seen from Shelter Island will be presented. Learn about key figures and events associated with the bay’s history and gain insight into why the bay looks as it does. Rob K. (619) 972-2819.
Sunday, December 7
HOLIDAY TIME IN SO-NO PARK. Join us at Juniper and 30th Sts. to explore South Park and North Park home decorations at a casual to moderate pace and visit the SO-NO Park annual chili cook-off for McKinley School at 32nd and Thorn Sts. Food, music, craft beer, and good times. Linger or walk back with our leader along 30th to our starting point. Rain cancels. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.
Tuesday, December 9
University City Neighborhood Walk. Meet at Sprouts near intersection of Regents Rd. and Governor Dr. for a moderate 1-1/4 hour walk. Optional pizza lunch afterward. Mary C. (858) 453-5376.
Sunday, December 14
GASLAMP HOLIDAY PET PARADE. Meet at the Gaslamp Museum at 4th and Island Aves. to welcome Father Christmas and help set up the grounds for a photo shoot with city dog sculptures Bum and Greyfriars Bobby before a casual walk to the Hilton along the MLK Promenade to visit the pet expo in preparation for walking the Pet Parade through the Gaslamp at 3 pm. You can have your photo taken for free with Father Christmas, and the GQHF will email it to you. Pets can register for the parade for $10 (with coupon from Ace Hardware), but it's free to walk. "Suzy & Dan Scrooge" (619) 249-9813.
Sunday, November 16
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.
Wednesday, December 17
SOLANA BEACH WALKING & CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. Welcome our new walk leader, “Dan, the Wanderer” at track 3 of the Old Town Transit Center. Buy a Coaster ticket to Solana Beach ($5.50 adults; $2.75 seniors) and take a 37-minute ride on the Coaster train to Solana Beach. We'll walk at a casual to moderate pace through this quaint beachside town and along its beautiful northern beach loop. Enjoy brunch followed by a shopping excursion to the Cedros Avenue Design District’s many shops. Return on the Coaster in the mid-afternoon (same ticket price as above). For detailed information, phone Dan and leave your email address. Rain cancels.Dan D. (858) 722-3002.
Thursday, December 18
AMERICA'S CUP HARBOR. As an add on to the weekly 10 am Shelter Island walk, a history of America's Cup Harbor will be presented. We will view the new construction there and discuss the impact of what the future might hold. Rob K. (619) 972-2819.
Saturday, December 20
TOURING DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY LOBBIES. You'll be amazed at the artistic decorations which fill the office and hotel lobbies downtown. Get in the holiday spirit with your feet on the ground as we team up with Kaiser-Permanente walkers for a 90-minute casual stroll this season. Meet at 4th Ave. & E St. outside the Balboa Theater. Take any downtown bus or trolley or validate for 3 hours' parking in Horton Plaza. "Santa Dan" (619) 249-9813.
Monday, December 22
SUNRISE SERIES: PACIFIC BEACH BOARDWALK. Let’s take a moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain and enjoy the fresh air, early morning breeze and beautiful sunrise where we can look forward to good company, chatting and an optional breakfast afterward. Meet at the Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast. Verna (619) 276-3055.
Thursdays December 25
10:00 am ***JOIN US CHRISTMAS DAY!***
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 2.5 miles round trip; 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.
Monday, December 29
SUNRISE SERIES: La Mesa. We’ll walk along University Ave. in La Mesa, just 1 block from San Diego, at a casual to moderate pace on paved, flat sidewalks for 1 hour – faster walkers may reach La Mesa Blvd. Park in the parking lot of the restaurant at 7118 University Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Welcome our new walk leader, Margo C. (619) 2877722.