Scavenger hunts incorporate challenging clues and daring tasks, which is why the best scavenger hunter was Sherlock Holmes' stunt double. Detect your neighborhood's hidden gems with today's Groupon to an urban scavenger hunt from cityHunt. Choose between the following options, and note that no latecomers will be admitted after the hunt's official start time:
- For $25, you get entry to the Pasadena Halloween Hunt Adventure on Saturday, October 29, at 2 p.m. (a $50 value). Registration begins at 1 p.m. Participants must be 18 or older.
- For $25, you get entry to the Hollywood Halloween Hunt Adventure on Sunday, October 30, at 3 p.m. (a $50 value). Registration begins at 2 p.m. Participants must be 21 or older.
CityHunt's LA-area scavenger hunts bring people together to cull their urban environment for puzzle-deciphering clues and a multitude of picture-perfect photo ops. Pasadena’s Halloween Hunt Adventure kicks off at Ixtapa Cantina, where scavenger specialists place city trawlers on teams of four or five led by a team captain (participants can come alone or with a team). Participants in the Hollywood Halloween Hunt Adventure gather steps away from the starry sidewalks at Boardner’s Bar & Restaurant before they embark on their excursion. While donning Halloween costumes, scavenger hunters receive clues in the form of voicemail messages, cryptex cases, CD-ROMs, or temporary tattoos located on the hindquarters of stray cats.
With trained guides on hand to facilitate the challenges and shed light on particularly indiscernible invisible ink, the modern-day Lewis and Clarks traipse through Pasadena or Hollywood until remerging at their respective meeting locales for a wrap party. Drink specials and code-cracking anecdotes proliferate at the finale as the winning team accepts prizes worth more than $100.
cityHunt’s urban adventures thrust participants into unfamiliar territory, daring them to explore parts of their cities previously untraversed. Held in various neighborhoods within the nation’s largest cities, each scavenger hunt challenges teams to answer trivia questions and seek out items of interest in a bid to complete the hunt as the fastest squad with the most points. Some tasks might require a keen memory or knowledge of the city's history, while others might ask camera-wielding participants to snap a photo of certain object or landmark without pausing to day dream about all the civil and municipal engineering that must have gone into creating such an awe-inspiring place. At the end of each adventure, cityHunt staff members meet with squads to discuss their strong points and areas that could use improvement, making it an off-the-beaten-path team-building exercise for corporate clients and groups of friends alike.