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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 2018 Schedule:

Sat., Jan. 13, 9:30am-noon, Liberty Station & Public Market
Sun., Jan. 21, 1:00-3:30pm, Ocean Beach
Sat., Jan. 27, 9:30am-noon, Barrio Logan
Sat., Feb. 3, 9:30am-noon, Balboa Park & Palm Canyon
Sat., Feb. 10, 9:30-noon, La Jolla (including the murals project)
Sat., Feb. 17, 9:30am-noon, Bankers Hill
Sun., Feb. 25, 1:00-3:30pm, UCSD campus & Stuart Art Collection
Sat., March 24, 9:30am-noon, University Heights
Sat., March 31, 9:30am-noon, Mission Hills
Sat., April 7, 9:30am-noon, Hillcrest
Sat., April 14, 9:30am-noon, Kensington
Sat., April 21, 9:30am-noon, North Park
Sat., April 28, 9:30am-noon, South Park
Sun., May 6, 1:00-3:30pm, Little Italy & N. Embarcadero
Sat., May 12, 9:30am-noon, Presidio Park
Sun., June 10, 1:00pm-3:30pm, Gaslamp Quarter & Chinese Historic District
Sun., June 17, 1:00-3:30pm, East Village
Sat., June 30, 9:30am-noon, Point Loma
Sat., July 7, 9:30am-noon, Embarcadero Public Art Walk
Sat., July 14, 9:30am-noon, Barrio Logan
Sat., July 21, 9:30am-noon, Bankers Hill
Sat., July 28, 9:30am-noon, Liberty Station & Public Market
Sun., Sept. 2, 1:00-3:30pm, UCSD campus & Stuart Art Collection
Sun., Sept. 9, 1:00-3:30pm, Ocean Beach
Sun., Oct. 7, 1:00-3:30pm, East Village
Sun., Oct. 21, 1:00-3:30pm, Little Italy & N. Embarcadero
Sat., Oct. 27, 9:30-noon, Golden Hill & Sherman Heights
Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30-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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