San Diego Scavenger Hunt & Restaurant Hop: Food, Clues, and Walking Shoes

San Diego Scavenger Hunt & Restaurant Hop: Food, Clues, and Walking Shoes

Hungry for Adventure?

Dig into a San Diego Scavenger Hunt & Restaurant Hop

It’s no wonder that a city as diverse, innovative, and culturally rich as San Diego would be home to so many celebrated cuisines, stories, and opportunities for adventure. In our San Diego Scavenger Hunt and Restaurant Hop, you’ll work up an appetite as you work through clues and challenges designed to introduce you to the distinctive neighborhoods of America’s Finest City. With the city as your playground, gather with friends and family to crack codes, explore neighborhoods, uncover history, and track down your next delicious destination.

About our scavenger hunts

There’s nothing like arriving at a fantastic dining destination. But in a city so full of sights and stories like San Diego, half the fun is getting there. A San Diego scavenger hunt turns the city into a puzzle to solve, immersing you in the history and hidden stories that make the city so unique. Of course, every good mystery deserves a satisfying conclusion. Our urban adventure quest leads you to two fine local restaurants, with a final stop for dessert. Along the way, you’ll have fun and strengthen bonds with friends and colleagues as you team up to sleuth, solve, and savor. 

  • Hop around town – We offer scavenger tours San Diego loves for their flexibility. Plan a downtown scavenger hunt near the Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego, soak up the local history and Old Town charms, or do a beachside hop in La Jolla. Complete challenges along the way and take loads of scavenger hunt photos. With hunts specially tailored for specific neighborhoods of the city, you can plan an event as conveniently as it is compelling. 
  • Build lasting bonds – The Scavenger Hunt and Restaurant Hop is a dynamic, team building activity that naturally encourages everyone to work together—and reap the (delicious) rewards. You won’t just get to know San Diego. You’ll also get to know each other, forming memories that you’ll share for a lifetime.
  • Stay engaged – Our Scavenger Hunt and Restaurant Hop Tour is designed to keep you guessing. You’ll work your way through San Diego-related trivia questions, puzzles, historical descriptions, and fabulous photo ops while the next clue waits to give you something new to chew on. 
  • See San Diego like never before – As you work your way along the trail of clues, you and your team members become your own tour guides. You will get  to know the city by finding its hidden gems and stories in a direct and interactive way. 
  • Tap the experts for assistance – Beyond your team of 10 to 15 members, you’ll lean on one of our So Diego Representatives for support throughout your urban adventure quest. We’ll tally the scores and take care of the dinner bill—you focus on the clues.
  • Taste victory – When you solve each set of clues and complete your challenges, your team will find yourselves at a fantastic neighborhood restaurant where you’ll fuel up for the next round of puzzles with a full meal and two alcoholic drinks. 

Duration:  3 hours

You’ll cover an area of several blocks on foot as you follow your first set of clues. Then you’ll meet the other teams at the first restaurant to eat and rest before you head out on your second mission. The second set of clues will take you over several more blocks on foot to conclude at the second restaurant stop.

Scavenger hunts can be booked for private groups of 10 or more guests. They’re anything but ordinary, and for a more elevated experience, we can sprinkle some unique offerings tailored just for you! Contact us to discuss.

We offer our scavenger hunts in the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, Little Italy and La Jolla.

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Discover hidden San Diego

Get to know the city with a list of clues that will take you on a journey that will have you exploring the history and local businesses of San Diego.

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Food and drink included!

We believe that a well-rounded experience includes quality time around a table.  Our scavenger hunts typically include stops at 2 restaurants for bites and drinks.  We can customize to add more food, or take it away all together. 

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You’re the guide!

Once you get your clues, it’s up to you and your team to figure out where you’re going.  Work together to get to your destinations before your opponent!

Scavenger Hunt FAQS

There will be between 10 and 15 people assigned to each team.

The scavenger hunt includes two sets of clues that will take your team on different adventures along neighborhood streets, food and drink at two restaurants along the way (one full meal and two alcoholic beverages per guest), complimentary dessert, and the assistance of a professional tour guide.

Bring your appetite and your sense of adventure! More practically: wear a pair of comfortable shoes or sneakers for walking. As you will be outside for extended periods, dress appropriately for the weather (bring a jacket or layers to protect yourself from cold or rain).

If you are running late, please notify our office by phone at (619) 233-8687. Due to time constraints and reservations, tours must begin on time as scheduled; however, if you let us know that you cannot make the start of the tour, the tour guide will be able to contact you and arrange for you to join the group at a point along the tour.