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Discover San Diego's inner soul on walking tours of her diverse & unique urban neighborhoods. Our casually paced adventures provide an opportunity to explore San Diego's hidden gems--the older neighborhoods that are the foundation of America's Finest City. It's only by walking the residential streets & sipping coffee in neighborhood cafés that one can feel the pulse of a city and gain an appreciation for the role of a small neighborhood in the big city. Urban Safaris was formed to introduce residents and visitors to San Diego’s urban neighborhoods and their cozy cafés, one-of-a-kind shops, enticing ethnic eateries, architectural details, and surprising oddities. But it’s also a great way to make new friends and get some exercise, learning as you go.

Explore the thriving art community of East Village, the ostrich eggs of University Heights, the funkyhat.GIF (4646 bytes) beach community of OB, the Irving Gill architecture of Hillcrest, and much more. You’ll be surprised at what you find--San Diego is so much more than just beaches and Balboa Park. Don your safari hat and join me on an urban safari!
See schedule below.

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Urban Safari Walking Tour 2017 Schedule:

Sat., Jan. 14, 9:30am-noon, Liberty Station & Public Market
Sun., Jan. 22, 1:30-4:00pm, Ocean Beach (new day & time)
Sat., Jan. 28, 9:30am-noon, Barrio Logan
Sat., Feb. 4, 9:30am-noon, Balboa Park canyons (involves hills)
Sat., Feb. 11, 9:30-noon, La Jolla (involves a hill)
Sat., Feb. 18, 9:30am-noon, Bankers Hill
Sat., Feb. 25, 9:30am-noon, Hillcrest
Sat., April 8, 9:30am-noon, University Heights
Sat., April 15, 9:30am-noon, Kensington
Sat., April 22, 9:30am-noon, Little Italy & N. Embarcadero
Sun., April 30, 1:30-4:00pm, North Park (new day & time)
Sat., May 6, 10:00am-noon, South Park
Sat., May 13, 10:00am-noon, Point Loma
Sat., May 20, 10:00am-noon, Presidio Park (involves hills)
Sat., June 10, 10:00am-noon, Mission Hills
Sun., June 18, 2:00-4:00pm, East Village (new day & time)
Sat., June 24, 10:00am-noon, Gaslamp Quarter
Sat., July 8, 9:30am-noon, Liberty Station & the Public Market
Sat., July 15, 9:30am-noon, Little Italy & Maple Canyon
Sat., July 22, 9:30am-noon, Bankers Hill
Sat., July 29, 9:30am-noon, North Park
Sat., Aug. 5, 9:30am-noon, Hillcrest
Sat., Aug. 12, 9:30am-noon, Kensington
Sat., Aug. 19, 9:30am-noon, South Park & Switzer Canyon
Sat., Aug. 26, 9:30am-noon, Embarcadero Public Art
Sat., Sept. 9, 9:30am-noon, Barrio Logan
Sat., Sept. 16, 9:30am-noon, Ocean Beach
Sat., Sept. 23, 10:00am-noon, Mission Hills
Sat., Sept. 30, 10:00am-noon, East Village
Sat., Oct. 7, 10:00am-noon, Balboa Park, including Palm Canyon
Sat., Oct. 28, 9:30am-noon, Golden Hill & Sherman Heights
Sat., Nov. 4, 10:00-noon, Mt. Hope Cemetery

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Private group tours are available by appointment during the week.
Call 619-944-WALK(9255) or email

Walk Details

All walks are 2 1/2 to 3 miles in length on relatively flat terrain.

Although each walk is set to last 2 hours, you may want to come early for coffee or linger longer in one of the interesting shops or cafés you’ve just discovered.

$15 per person for Saturday walks. Group size limited to 15, so book early for Saturday walks!

All walks are available by appointment during the week.

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