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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 2014 Schedule:

Sat., Jan. 11, 9:30am-noon, Liberty Station (former NTC)

Sat., Jan. 18, 9:30am-noon, North Park

Sat., Jan. 25, 9:30am-noon, Little Italy & Embarcadero-new route

Sat., Feb. 1, 9:30am-noon, La Jolla

Sat., Feb. 8, 9:30-noon, Ocean Beach

Sat., Feb. 15, 9:30am-noon, Kensington

Sat., Feb. 22, 9:30am-noon, Southern Bankers Hill & Cortez Hill

Sat., March 1, 10:00am-noon, Northern Bankers Hill

Sat., March 8, 10:00am-noon, Mission Hills

Sat., March 15, 10:00am-noon, South Park

Sat., March 22, 10:00am-noon, University Heights-new route

Sat., March 29, 10:00am-noon, Hillcrest

Sat., April 5, 10:00am-noon, Point Loma

Sat., April 12, 10:00am-noon, Gaslamp Quarter

Sat., April 19, 10:00am-noon, East Village

Sat., June 21, free South Park walk for Old House Fair
(see for times, no registration required)

Sat., July 12, 10:00am-noon, Balboa Park-new route

Sat., July 19, 10:00am-noon, Barrio Logan-new

Sat., July 26, 9:30am-noon, South Park & Switzer Canyon-new route

Sat., Aug. 2, 9:30-noon, Golden Hill & Sherman Heights

Sat., Aug. 9, 9:30am-noon, Liberty Station (former NTC)

Sat., Aug. 16, 9:30am-noon, North Park

Sat., Aug. 23, 9:30am-noon, Little Italy & Maple Canyon

Sat., Aug. 30, 9:30-noon, Kensington

Sat., Sept. 6, 9:30am-noon, Ocean Beach

Sat., Sept. 13, 9:30am-noon, North & South Bankers Hill

Sat., Sept. 20, 9:30am-noon, Presidio Park

Sat., Sept. 27, 10:00am-noon, Mission Hills

Sat., Oct. 4, 10:00am-noon, Gaslamp Quarter

Sat., Oct. 18, 10:00am-noon, East Village

Sat., Oct. 25, 9:30am-noon, Mt. Hope Cemetery

Sat., Nov. 1, 10:00-noon, Barrio Logan-new

Sat., Nov. 8, 9:30am-noon, Little Italy & Embarcadero-new route

Sat., Nov. 15, 10:00am-noon, Balboa Park-get ready for the 2015 centennial

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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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