Scavenger hunts are the best way to get to know a city, just ahead of spending six months living with the mayor in the city sewers. Hit the streets with this Groupon.
- $46 for scavenger-hunt registration for a team of up to six (a $99 value)
Teams take to the streets of Baltimore on Sunday, August 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to compete in the Urban Goose Chase. There's no official starting line, but teams should meet somewhere near the city center. The event challenges adventurous competitors to race the clock to finish as many wacky and daring missions as they can throughout the city. The chase puts a technological twist on the classic scavenger hunt: event organizers send out a series of challenges using the Urban Goose application, available for iPhone or Android mobile devices.
Teams pick their challenges and must use their smartphones to capture photographic evidence of the creative and exciting tasks. Potential missions include knitting a useful item out of plastic grocery bags or giving a stranger a koala hug. Points are awarded for the completion of each task, and the team that earns the most points overall wins a $300 prize and the designation of microcelebrity. Competitors should bring their mobile devices and clad themselves in orange—the competition’s signature color—to gain bonus points.