The Secrets of the Gaslamp Quarter Scavenger Hunt

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The Secrets of the Gaslamp Quarter Scavenger Hunt

A hot neighborhood with a naughty history

Discover the secrets of one of the country’s most fascinating historic neighborhoods on a scavenger hunt where the shocking past and trendy present collide. Brothels, drug dens, and gambling halls once dominated the Gaslamp Quarter, which is now populated by fabulous restaurants, popular nightclubs, and unique boutiques. On teams, you’ll get to explore it all by tackling entertaining challenges: you’ll find or create unusual items, take creative Team Photos, solve a mystery message, and meet with the Hunt Host for a surprise bonus challenge.

Along the way, you might…

  • Uncover Cheech and Chong’s could-be cousins
  • Meet San Diego’s most notorious madam
  • Find famous faces with a roaring bodyguard
  • Moon over the McDini
  • Do the Funky Garcia
  • Answer a surprising trick question: “What did happen on this spot in 1897?”

Whether you’re an out-of-towner or a local, you won’t believe what once happened in this formerly seedy neighborhood—and what’s happening right now as you try to solve our challenges. See why more than half a million people around the country have raved about our scavenger hunts since 1999 for birthday parties, company outings, social-group gatherings, and any event looking to bring a diverse group of people together for team building and fun.

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