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San Diego's Balboa Park: 3-Hour Scavenger Hunt Adventure

1. San Diego's Balboa Park: 3-Hour Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Balboa Park into a giant game board on a small-group, interactive scavenger hunt. Combine the thrill of the race with a sightseeing tour of this popular San Diego destination. Guided by any smartphone, you and your group will make your way to well-known and some overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning about local history. Begin at the Veterans Museum, and take in the iconic art and impressive architecture, and admire historical theaters and hidden gardens. The activity involves around 2 miles of walking and generally takes between 2-3 hours to complete.

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La Jolla: Ultimate Self-Guided Combo Tour

2. La Jolla: Ultimate Self-Guided Combo Tour

Experience La Jolla, San Diego, on a combo self-guided tour that takes you on a walking tour of the coast and a driving tour of the neighborhood. Experience a tour developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists via an app that functions as a guide, narrator, and map. Start your walking tour by the parking area for the Coast Walk. Continue to the coast and get your first look at the breathtaking La Jolla Cove. Walk along the waterfront and learn how La Jolla got its name. Spot some of the neighborhood’s most iconic birds. Pass where La Jolla’s first tourist cabins once stood. Take in one-of-a-kind views while hearing about the Kumeyaay tribe who once lived here. Along the way, be sure to keep your eye out for seals and sea lions and learn how to tell the two apart. If you’re lucky, you might get to spot an orca whale off the shore. Next, see Seal Rock. If you haven’t spotted a seal yet, this is the place where your luck will change. Snap some photos to remember these unique creatures. After, see Children’s Pool Beach where kids and seals swim side by side. Afterward, hear about the town’s unlikely mascot, Rags the Donkey, and legends about a mysterious stranger known as “The Judge.” Then, stop at Cuvier Park, one of the most popular wedding spots in the entire country. Nearing the end of the walking portion of your tour, visit the famous tide pools that are bursting with aquatic life. Throughout the tour, enjoy animated videos that let you visualize what you cannot see. Next, start the driving portion of the tour. Cruise along the coast and hear about the brothers who bought all this land for less than $2 per acre and the woman responsible for the town’s longstanding cultural institutions. Visit the historic La Jolla Woman’s Club and hear about Ellen Browning Scripps, La Jolla’s most important figure. Next, see the beautiful Wisteria Cottage and take in beautiful views. Then it’s on to the Athenaeum, a library for music and the arts. Round off your tour by visiting the Valencia Hotel, the city’s go-to hotel for Hollywood’s rich and famous for a hundred years.

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San Diego: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour by Smartphone

3. San Diego: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour by Smartphone

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautiful and interesting parts of San Diego. Follow clues on your smartphone and solve interesting puzzles along the way. Play with your group at your own pace as the game guides you through the city. Solve the 24 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you learn local history and walk for approximately 4 miles. Gain points for correct answers and aim for a high score on the leader board. See the happening Gaslamp Quarter, historic Little Italy, the inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, and the navy culture of the harbor waterfront. Explore the city's major attractions as well as its less-known gems. With no in-person guide to wait for, play any time that fits your schedule.

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What people are saying about San Diego

Overall rating

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based on 5 reviews

This was a team building event for us! Had a great time!

I did this as a team building event for my staff. Every single one of us had a GREAT time. The challenges made you think and have a lot of fun at the same time. Not easy, but not too hard either. We split ourselves into 2 teams and made it competitive! Other managers have asked for our feedback and I am pretty sure more teams from my office will be jumping on this as a team building event for their teams.

A delightful way to spend time with friends while exploring.

Booked the adventure with a dear friend as a way to have a chance to visit. She is more familiar with Balboa Park than I, but that didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves. It was fun to hear her reminisce about her favorite memories. I was able to see parts of the park that I hadn't explored before. I would whole heartedly recommend this adventure to anyone.

This was a great little app. Its geofencing capabilities meant the tour auto-started as I approached each of the stops. I would love to buy this tour for other towns and cities that I visit. I did the walking portion. It was fun

It was an excellent way to see a part of the city that I would have not gotten a chance to see.

It was fun learning more about balboa park and something the whole family could do together