Welcome to Walkabout International!

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 25,000 walks covering more than two million people-miles – or the equivalent of walking around the equator over 80 times – for tens of thousands of “soles”!
An all-volunteer non-profit 501(c3) organization offering over 850 local walks each year along with, low-cost day and overnight trips, parties and potlucks, holiday celebrations and other activities. Come join us where your interests lead you while selecting from our numerous walks and hikes of varying levels.


Don’t miss out on our First Trip for 2017 

Resplendent Rambles in the Alluring Swiss Alps

June 25 – July 9, 2017Matterhorn

Larry has succumbed to leading yet another walking tour in Switzerland. Continuing our Swiss tradition, once again we will experience an itinerary totally different from any of our previous trips there. This time we go behind-the-scenes to a new series of fascinating and far away villages that abound in absolutely stunning alpine scenery. See the entire write up on the Trips page.




Mission Bay


11 AM TO 2 PM

Mark your calendars now for Walkabout International ‘s annual potluck picnic and auction to be held at East Mission Bay Park (same location as last year).

The park is located on East Mission Bay Drive just west of the I-5, use Exit #22 Clairemont Drive. We will be in the Playa II cover shelter (gazebo), south of the former visitors center, north of the Hilton Hotel. Look for our bright blue banners & signs. There is plenty of free parking in nearby lots. Walkabout will provide beverages, ice, cutlery, napkins, cups, and plates. You can bring your family, friends and neighbors: all are welcome.

We need each person to bring three things:

  1. Food to share for the potluck (Be sure to bring plenty food to share, usually 40+ attendees, main dishes preferred.)
  2. Contributions/donations for the auction
  3. Your checkbook or cash to pay for someone else’s donated treasure at the auction

We will start off with a casual to moderate walk along the bay before lunch. There will be a short meeting about Walkabout’s operations presented by our President, Bob Buehler before the auction. As usual our cheerful auctioneer, Dan Haslam will entertain us with his fast talking as he tries his best to move all those treasures to new homes. Auction favorites include plants, homemade baked goods, gift certificates (restaurants, hair salons, movie tickets, etc.) books, gifts you want to “re-gift”. Prefer things that can be consumed rather than stored on a shelf. Things to avoid donating to the auction: artwork, clothing, electronics (unless in excellent working condition), anything not in good condition.

Come on down for an entertaining fun afternoon for good food and great company!

Call the office (619) 231-7463 to sign up on the potluck interest list with your name, how many in your party and food contribution.


We continue to need office volunteers and new board members.


If you are interested in these specific opportunities or any of our volunteer positions, please call the office (619) 231-7463.
Receive help with write-up, contact us with YOUR ideas for walks, etc.!

  • Balboa Park with ranger tour
  • Free Tuesdays at museums in Balboa Park


Summer Camp in Maine August 23 – 30
North Carolina and the Biltmore October 4 – 11
Annual Meeting Potluck & Auction October
Thanksgiving Restaurant Dinner November
Thanksgiving Shelter Island Walk November
Christmas Brunch; Gift Exchange December

Please call our office (619) 231-7463 for details about any of the following.

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