Scavenger Hunts in Copley Square & The Back Bay

  • private
  • adults
  • kids
  • outdoor

The Back Bay Blitz Scavenger Hunt

The Back Bay is filled—with secrets!

Prepare to see the charming area from Copley Square to Commonwealth Avenue to the Public Garden in an entirely new way, on a team-building scavenger hunt that reveals the neighborhood’s secrets and hidden history through amusing, tricky questions. Highlights include strange and mysterious murals in the Public Library, the medieval magnificence of Trinity Church, the posh shops on Newbury Street, the tranquil retreat of the Public Garden, and much more.

Your team might be challenged to…

  • Spot sources of support for signers of the Declaration of Independence
  • Stand on disappearing water
  • Play “Where’s Waldo?” in 1947
  • Consult Punch about Poe’s parents
  • Decipher a statue’s strange message about “baby feet”
  • Get the dirt on a diorama with vanished trains
  • Track down a melon sniffer in the Public Library
  • Unmask the “Grim Reaper” outside Trinity Church

You don’t need to know anything about the area before embarking on this hunt. You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes—and excellent teamwork.

A Boston scavenger hunt that’s a hit with all kinds of groups

Since its debut in 2010, this team building game has been acclaimed by diverse groups, including such companies as American Express, Experian, Liberty Mutual, New Balance, and Ropes & Gray, to name a few.

A 5-star Google review: “Watson Adventures helped us plan a super fun corporate event for our entire company, and it was a blast! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, it was a great way for our out-of-state staff to see the city on foot, and the Hunt Host was very friendly and helpful! Highly recommended!”

A Kids Edition is also available, for kids and adults to enjoy together. It’s similar to the adult hunt, but with easier questions and less walking. The game is great for school field trips, birthday parties, and family get-togethers.

Contact us to learn more about our North End scavenger hunts—and find more fun in Boston!

  • private
  • adults
  • outdoor

The Back Bay Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Catch a killer in Copley Square!

The setup: a Watson Adventures staffer has met an untimely end, and we need you and your team to help police find his killer. Before he died, he used his own blood to draw a star on the pavement outside the Public Library. The challenge: figure out what that curious clue means and uncover the secrets of the victim’s double life. As you piece together the puzzle, you’ll prevent a potentially disastrous incident with far-reaching consequences across the globe.

Along the way, you’ll also explore Copley Square and its vicinity, including the private side of the Public Garden, a wealth of uncommon sights on Commonwealth Avenue, and cryptic mysteries in the Public Library. This team-building extravaganza features many of the highlights of the Back Bay Blitz Scavenger Hunt, but adds a murder mystery to solve. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled: surprising details are part of a secret code that you need to crack and the deadly mystery you need to solve.

This hunt is great for any kind of social gathering where you want people to mix, mingle, and have fun together. Perfect for corporate outings, birthday parties, group meetups, alumni reunions—you name it!

Inquire About a Private Scavenger Hunt!

Tell us About Your Event