One or Two Adult Scavenger-Hunt Entries to the Amazing Santa Monica Race

Santa Monica

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In a Nutshell

Four-hour race blankets city with cryptic clues at notable sites & historic spots, followed by awards ceremony

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Promotional value expires Jul 13, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 72hrs in advance, subject to availability. 48hr cancellation policy or a fee up to price of Groupon may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A city is like an English muffin: you have to cultivate an intimate knowledge of its every nook and cranny before you bury it in butter. Today’s Groupon to the Amazing Santa Monica Race gives you the impetus to explore your hometown’s hidden corners. Choose between the following options:

  • For $44, you get one adult entry (up to an $89 value).
  • For $79, you get two adult entries (up to a $178 value).

Just like its reality-show namesake, The Amazing Race, the Amazing Santa Monica Race pits teams of competitors against one another in an adventure that combines sight-seeing, traveling, scavenger hunting, and the end of every Benny Hill Show into one fun, competitive race. Once teams have signed up, they’ll be sent to a secret starting line. At the sound of the figurative gun, crews will take off by foot, public transportation, or corgi-back as they follow a series of cryptic clues in a mad dash around Santa Monica. The quest will take adventurers past some of the area’s most notable sites, historical hotspots, and top hot-dog stands, as well as lesser-known sites such as its subterranean kingdom of mole people. The race typically takes about four hours to complete, and once the last team stumbles across the finish line, there will be a full awards ceremony with complimentary sustenance.

Besides giving racers an exhilarating excuse to team up with friends, future friends, and congresspersons, the Amazing Santa Monica Race gives players a shot at the glory of a reality-show-contest winner without exposing themselves to the snarky comments of Television Without Pity or forcing themselves to dance with stars. Races are scheduled on Saturday, Sunday, and occasional weekdays.

Though the Amazing Santa Monica Race sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Fantastic Race

Fantastic Race aims to live up to its name by giving its racers more than a simple 5K ever could. Part scavenger hunt, part self-guided tour, the events send participants sprinting into the city in hot pursuit of puzzles and mystery sights. Like the popular, reality television Amazing Race for which it is sort-of-but-not-really named, the Fantastic Race sees teams of 2-8 dashing from one clue to the next, each revealing another can't-miss destination. Some locales may be on every tourists' lists, while others are as likely to delight locals as visitors. But all serve as a piece of the larger mystery each team is living—that of how to cross the finish line first and avoid not being posted on the Fantastic Race's hall of fame.

Customer Reviews

17 Ratings

Such a fun day - really well organized! I did this as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday and we had the best time. Even though we've lived in LA for a long time, we saw more of the city than we usually do - I'd definitely do a different race by the same company again.
Carrie W. · September 14, 2016
If you like the amazing race, you will love this. A lot of fun and this was very well organized. Highly recommend.
Kenny R. · July 12, 2016
Be prepared to walk/run a lot and bring plenty of water...especially if it is a hot day.
Laura S. · July 9, 2016
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    Santa Monica, CA 90401


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