Movie madness—and so much more
The L.A. neighborhood with perhaps the best comeback story is your playground on this popular team-building activity. Tricky clues and humorous questions lead teams on a fast-paced tour of locations featured in such films as Speed, Independence Day, Pretty Woman, Ghostbusters, L.A. Confidential, Vertigo, Raging Bull, Wedding Crashers, Phone Booth, L.A. Story, Seven, Ed Wood, Barton Fink, Beverly Hills Cop, and even New York, New York. But you don’t need to have seen any of the movies to get the right answers and even win.
Along the way, you’ll also discover hidden history, movie palaces and other grand landmarks, sleek street art, cool views, and offbeat, oddball sights.
Highlights of the scavenger hunt include…
- A little-known slice of Europe
- An urban oasis with stunning views
- Strange figures outside a legendary movie palace
- The famed neon signs and colorful vendors of Grand Central Market
- The stunning, sci-fi-inspired Bradbury Building
- And more!
Hollywood’s favorite back lot is definitely ready for its close-up. Are you? Find out why this has been our most popular downtown hunt since 2007!
What players are saying about the downtown movie locations scavenger hunt
A 5-star review on Yelp: “Fun, fun, fun and super fun!!! We had a blast. We had no idea what to expect but we were looking for a fun team building event and this was it! The questions were fun and challenging. Got an opportunity to see quite a few sights from downtown that we literally pass up everyday. We had fun working together and also competing against our co-workers. Charlie was our [hunt host] and he had the best personality and from the beginning he had us excited and ready. Thank you so much Watson Adventures. It’s always great when my boss has expectations of an event and you, as the person putting it together, knocks it out of the park! Thanks for making me look like a super star!”
Contact us to learn more about our downtown scavenger hunts—and find more fun in L.A.!
The most fascinating, multifaceted part of Los Angeles…
…is right downtown. From bygone movie palaces to modern towers of glass and steel, the city streets offer an exciting mix of places and experiences, with surprising secrets and startling art along the way. You’ll find out firsthand why downtown is rapidly gentrifying and attracting a new breed of urbanite.
This is our classic game of fun questions about cool places that’s great for all groups. Similar to the Downtown L.A. Movie Locations Scavenger Hunt—but with less movie mania—this team-building game challenges you to answer clever questions about hidden history in and around classic buildings. Corporate groups based in downtown L.A. have particularly enjoyed this tour that shows people what they’ve missed just a few blocks from their office.
You don’t need any previous knowledge to triumph—you just need good teamwork and comfortable shoes!
A Kids Edition is available, in with they team up with adults put their wits together to explore the neighborhood and answer tricky questions appropriate for ages 7 and up.
Can you catch a killer?
If you want to add a little mystery to your downtown tour, this is the scavenger hunt for you. It features the same great locations as the Downtown Dash—but adds a murder for you to solve.
A Watson Adventures staffer has been found dead, and your team must do the scavenger hunt he created to unlock its mysteries. Can you crack a secret code, unmask the murderer, and save the world before time runs out? The world is counting on you. Or, at the very least, you can enjoy an unusual, amazing team-building experience.
Bring your love of adventure—and your appetite
Discover the gourmet delights of downtown L.A.’s tastiest neighborhoods while collecting treats and answers. You’ll make delicious food stops in Chinatown and on Olvera Street and sample such mouthwatering fare as chicken sopas, BBQ pork buns, toasted-coconut Cocada de Horno, Vietnamese po’boys, Chinese green tea moochis, strawberry whipped cream cakes, and French dip sandwiches.
Between bites, you’ll search for answers to such questions as: “Why might you find a saber tooth in your souvenir from Avila Adobe?” and “What is the name of a fire-breathing Dodgers fan found on Spring Street?”
You’ll also need to take Team Photos to document your culinary conquests and show off your creativity. Contact us to learn more—and find more fun in downtown L.A.!