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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 2015 Schedule:

Sat., Jan. 10, 10:00am-noon, Balboa Park-celebrate the 2015 centennial
Sat., Jan. 17, 9:30am-noon, Liberty Station (former NTC)
Sat., Jan. 24, 9:30am-noon, La Jolla
Sat., Jan. 31, 9:30am-noon, Little Italy & Maple Canyon
Sat., Feb. 7, 9:30am-noon, Ocean Beach
Sat., Feb. 14, 9:30-noon, Kensington
Sat., Feb. 21, 9:30am-noon, Bankers Hill
Sat., March 14, 9:30am-noon, South Park & Switzer Canyon
Sat., March 21, 9:30am-noon, University Heights
Sat., March 28, 9:30am-noon, North Park
Sat., April 4, 10:00am-noon, Barrio Logan
Sat., April 11, 10:00am-noon, Mission Hills
Sat., April 18, 10:00am-noon, Hillcrest
Sat., May 2, 10:00-noon, Gaslamp Quarter (see changes to the original Horton Plaza)
Sat., May 9, 10:00-noon, East Village (see the creative Quartyard space)
Sat., May 16, 10:00-noon, Point Loma
Sat., May 23, 9:30-noon, Little Italy & Embarcadero (to The Headquarters)
Sat., May 30, 9:30-noon, Bankers Hill (North & South)
Sat., June 6, 9:30-noon, Balboa Park & canyons (involves hills)
Sat., July 11, 10:00am-noon, Presidio Park (involves hills)
Sat., July 18, 10:00am-noon, South Park
Sat., July 25, 9:30am-noon, Barrio Logan
Sat., Aug. 1, 9:30-noon, Kensington
Sat., Aug. 8, 9:30am-noon, North Park
Sat., Aug. 22, 9:30am-noon, Mission Hills (with an extension)
Sat., Aug. 29, 9:30am-noon, Embarcadero Public Art (new route)
Sat., Sept. 5, 9:30am-noon, Balboa Park & canyons (involves hills)
Sat., Sept. 12, 9:30am-noon, Ocean Beach
Sat., Sept. 19, 10:00am-noon, East Village
Sat., Sept. 26, 10:00am-noon, Barrio Logan
Sat., Oct. 24, 9:30am-noon, Mt. Hope Cemetery Sat., Oct. 31, 9:30-noon, Golden Hill & Sherman Heights (for Dia de los Muertos)

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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.

$10 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.

Snow Cancels

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