Scavenger Hunts in Greenwich Village

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  • 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, e.e. cummings, 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
  • 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
  • Two secret cemeteries
  • The narrowest house in the Village (if not the city), next to the oldest house
  • The homes and haunts of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Paine, William Steig (the creator of Shrek), O. Henry, Washington Irving, and other famous folks
  • 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 speakeasy with a secret entrance
  • The charming enclave that once was known as Mixed Ale Alley

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

This hunt comes in two versions for private groups: a 90-minute edition, from Washington Square Park to Seventh Avenue, and a two-hour edition, which adds the charming, winding streets west of Seventh Avenue. 

  • public
  • private
  • adults
  • outdoor

The Munch Around Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

If you literally hunger for adventure…

…this is the scavenger hunt for you! Nosh your way through the gooey, chewy center of New York City, better known as Greenwich Village. You’ll discover the neighborhood’s best restaurants, cafés, bars, and food shops—all while tackling tricky questions and collecting delectable treats. Starring: cannolis, paratha, pizza, exotic cheeses, chocolate, croissants, gelato, kebabs, and more.

Highlights include…

  • Hangouts enjoyed by 19th-century hipsters
  • Locations from Sex and the City, Manhattan, The Godfather II, Shaft, Spider-Man 2, and more
  • The bars and restaurants that were the stomping grounds of Ernest Hemingway, e.e. cummings, Tennessee Williams, Jackson Pollock, Billie Holiday, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and other artists
  • The saucy Italian-immigrant streets of Fiorello LaGuardia’s childhood
  • A fruity remnant of Aaron Burr’s old building
  • A century-old coffee shop (and no, it doesn’t have Wi-Fi)

You’ll also be challenged to take creative Team Photos to document your food stops. Via a photo-sharing app, you’ll keep tabs on other teams. And this is all just a taste of the fun you’ll have? (See what we did there?)