Group Outings in NYC

The Secrets of
Greenwich Village
Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • outdoor

The Secrets of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

Recommended by the New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York magazine!

On our most popular outdoor team-building adventure, you and your team will go on a whirlwind tour of the best of Greenwich Village—the historic places, famous people, movie locations, nooks and crannies, and much more.

Your team might search for…

  • The homes and haunts of Mark Twain, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Richard Wright, Willa Cather, Saul Bellow, Caleb Carr, Henry James, and Louisa May Alcott
  • A former poet laureate’s house that blew up when it harbored a terrorist bomb factory
  • TV locations, including the Friends apartment building as well as the block that posed as Paris on the Sex and the City finale
  • A former courthouse that was the scene of a sensational trial that was the basis for Ragtime
  • Locations used in such movies as When Harry Met Sally…, Spider-Man 2, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Big Daddy, Serpico, Barefoot in the Park, The Hours, and many more
  • The narrowest house in the Village (if not the city), next to the oldest house
  • A former speakeasy with a secret entrance

No knowledge of the area is necessary to play or even to win. You just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and good teamwork.

For groups that want a private scavenger hunt, an International Edition is available, tailored for participants whose first language isn’t English.

What people are saying about the Greenwich Village scavenger hunt

A 5-star review on Google: “Watson Adventures was a BLAST! Our team of ~30 had so much fun competing throughout Greenwich Village. Our host Correy was so fun and engaging—we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Looking forward to booking another hunt!”

A 5-star review on Yelp: “Just had a college reunion this past weekend. Our Saturday activity was a Watson Adventures hunt in Greenwich Village. We had a blast! Not only was the hunt itself great fun but it was a terrific way for the out-of-towners to see a different part and vibe of NYC….Eryn, our fearless leader, was full of positive energy which helped all the participants get excited and competitive. I should add my team won so, you know, that felt good!”
Contact us to learn more about a Greenwich Village scavenger hunt for your group—and find more fun in NYC!

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