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 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 offers hundreds of local walks each year along with, low-cost day and overnight trips, parties and potlucks, holiday celebrations and other activities. Come join us during our 40th Anniversary Year where your interests lead you while selecting from our numerous walks, hikes and activities.


Overnight Trips 
Louisiana Late September
SE New Mexico Late October
San Antonio Riverwalk  Early December
Day trips and 40th Anniversary Events 
Getty Museum at the Getty Center LA September 30
Joys of Walking Festival November 11
40th Anniversary Boat Tour November
40th Anniversary Trip Reunion December
Riverside County Mission Inn Day Trip December 9


Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in LA

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Join Marilyn B. and Elaine B. for a fun day visiting the fabulous $1.3 billion Getty Center, situated on 110 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking Brentwood. This museum houses changing exhibitions as well as the expanding permanent collection of pre-20th century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, and decorative arts in addition to 19th and 20th century American and European photographs. Gardens and terraces throughout provide sweeping views of Downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Engaging talks and tours bring the Getty Center’s unique setting and the visual arts to life.

We will start with a 45 minute docent guided tour of the Getty Center site and architecture. Afterward there will be plenty of time for lunch on your own at one of the Center’s several eateries and time to visit the gardens and museum exhibitions. This trip includes a lot of walking – please be prepared with comfortable walking shoes and remember to bring your jacket or sweater. We will leave the Walkabout office in Liberty Station at 7:30 am and the La Costa Park and Ride at 8:00 am. Returning to San Diego around 7:30 pm traffic permitting.  Snacks and bottled water will be provided.

Two new exhibits: The Birth of Pastel focuses most closely on the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, when pastels began to rival oils – in their variety of color, high degree of finish, and even their scale, as the preferred medium for stately portraits. Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney celebrates David Hockney’s 80th birthday and his long and continuing artistic career, the museum presents a selection of highly creative self-portraits made in different media over the past 65 years. The exhibition also features photographic explorations of the 1980’s.

Send your check for $59.00 with “Getty Center” on the memo line to Walkabout International, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92106. Be sure to include a stamped self-addressed envelope. You will be sent the itinerary with the details in mid-September.


A new pages has been added to the About Us section so that hike leaders can simply download and print Walk Sign up sheets.

Friday, August 15th at 11:00 am
The monthly meeting will be held at Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library, Sudberry Room, 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123


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.