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 35th Anniversary Year!
June Featured Walks
See Calendar page for walk details
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
NEW LEMON GROVE LIBRARY. It’s not as big as
the new downtown library, but it is in conjunction with a
school, so let’s take a flat, moderate walk around this
charming city to see what’s new in housing adjacent to
the trolley stop and what’s old with interesting homes,
murals and the famous Lemon Grove bakery. Meet at
the parking lot next to the 99 CENTS ONLY STORE
on Lemon Grove Ave. off Hwy 94, one block south of
Broadway. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.
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 paced flat walk for about
2 hours with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take the 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 near the restrooms. To
use public transportation, 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.
MORNING STROLL IN BALBOA PARK. Meet
at the Senior Lounge across from the Museum of
Photographic Arts to walk at a casual pace through
beautiful Balboa Park for about 45 minutes. Terrain
is flat and mostly paved. Stay after for optional coffee
and cookies. Use the #7 bus if you don’t want to
drive. Rain cancels. Mary T. (619) 291-1349.
MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Come see the great
views and picturesque homes and gardens of this
homey old neighborhood on a 1-hour, moderatepaced
walk on flat terrain. Meet at Espresso Mio,
1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north
on Goldfinch St. and west on Ft. Stockton Dr. Rain
cancels. Wear white or light colors for safety’s sake.
Pat P. (619) 291-6162.
“SHORE” ENOUGH - ONWARD TO SOLEDAD. As
spring winds down, let’s spring into action on
a memorable march from sea level at La Jolla
Shores to the heights of 822-foot tall Mount
Soledad. Enjoy crossing secluded streets and
pulchritudinous pathways as well as past majestic
monuments (known by La Jollans as “homes”) on
this breathtaking 3-hour, moderate-plus prance
over exceedingly hilly terrain. Look for Larry by
the northernmost restrooms in the free (but often
crowded) parking lot of La Jolla Shores Park, one
block west of El Paseo Grande and Camino Del Oro.
BYOH2O. Rain cancels. Larry@walkabout-int.org or
(858) 755-1751 (evenings and weekends).
SPANISH LANDING. Join Robert and Friends for
a 1-hour, flat, paved, beautiful, casual stroll along
the harbor pathways. On this walk we can checkout
the progress in building a replica of Cabrillo’s
ship. Optional refreshments follow. Meet at the
restroom in Spanish Landing Park. From Harbor
Dr. turn towards the water at the traffic light with
the sign “Spanish Landing W” near the west end
of the airport, then take a quick left or right into the
parking lot. To use public transportation, take the
#923 bus from Downtown or Ocean Beach before
9:45 am at “N. Harbor Dr. at Spanish Landing
W” and walk to meeting place. Rain cancels.
Robert B. (858) 414-6181.
Tuesday walk ERS EXPLORE University
Heights. Let’s take a casual, 1-hour mostly flat
walk through this interesting neighborhood of old
homes, upbeat residents and lots of coffee houses.
How many? Let’s check it out. Meet at the site of the
old trolley barn at Florida St. and Adams Ave. The
#11 bus takes you there. Sharon (619) 298-4340.
WILD ANIMALS OF UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS. We
were almost rained out in February, but two intrepid
walkers found 2 hippos, a gorilla, 3 lions, a warthog,
4 mermaids, 2 deer, a fish, a pig, and numerous
rodents, birds, and amphibians. See if you can top
them. Meet Evelyn K. at the corner of Johnson and
Lincoln avenues for a moderate, mostly flat 1-1/2
hour walk. Take the Washington St. exit from the 163
Freeway, go east 1 block to Lincoln Ave. and turn left.
BREAKFAST SPECIAL IN PACIFIC BEACH.
Before the crowds arrive, walking in Pacific Beach
can be delightful. We’ll walk along the ocean
admiring the waves on a flat walk at your own
speed and then return by the same route. Meet at
the west end of Garnet Ave. by Crystal Pier. From
Old Town Transit Center, take the #8 bus at 6:30.
Rain cancels or postpones. Optional breakfast
follows, perhaps on a deck overlooking the
ocean. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.
SUNRISE SERIES: Coronado is Calling. Let’s
visit an area tourists don’t often see as we view the
ferry landing, a pocket park, beautiful homes and
lovely views on this casual to moderate flat walk for
about 1 hour. After crossing the bridge to Coronado,
turn right on Orange Ave. to First St. and turn left.
Park at the corner of First St. and Orange Ave. Bring
money for optional breakfast to follow. Sandra S.
BREAKFAST SPECIAL ALONG ADAMS AVE.
Interesting homes and views along the edge of
Mission Valley will greet us on this flat, moderate
walk. Optional breakfast follows. Rain cancels or
postpones. Meet at 30th St. and Adams Ave. Pat K.
Bus #15 stops at Washington St. and Lincoln Ave.
Rain cancels. (619) 461-6095.
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