What You'll Get
Though now commonplace, acting was condemned in colonial times as "public lying," with offenders being yanked off the streets with novelty-sized shepherd's crooks. Embrace vaudevilliany with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one ticket to the Shanghai San Francisco walking adventure tour (a $50 value). This mobile mirth-maker is an interactive walking production poured into in a choose-your-own-adventure format; the show-tour hybrids run every half hour from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Starting at the base of Coit Tower, the approximately three-hour tour takes guests through the city to an unknown destination, visiting local bars and tucked-away restaurants and discovering city secrets along the way. The audience must figure out the route as they go by using maps, without the assistance of a tour guide. A combination of theater and scavenger hunt, the show takes audience members through North Beach, Chinatown, and downtown San Francisco on a route that is entirely downhill, keeping fatigued calves to a minimum and barrel-rolling to a dangerous maximum.
- My friends and I have all lived in the area for quite some time and have a pretty good feel for the area. Nonetheless, the interactive show managed to take us to fun places that we had never been to before. – Jason Hom, Synapse
- The actors you come across in your travels are totally captivating and never break character as they build upon the drama, disclose information and weave their back-story. They are brilliant at improvisation, adding layers of plot twists and story details to keep it interesting and challenging – Lesley Ford, Battered Orange Suitcase
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Email reservation req'd. Under age 18 must be accompanied by adult. Not recommended for children under age 10. Add'l terms and conditions here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.