San Francisco attracts eager visitors from across the world, but the city’s walking tours can lack a certain excitement. On this tour, challenge your friends and family on an engaging treasure hunt through the city. Bring your problem-solving skills to the fore, follow a series of mysterious clues with your guide, and see San Francisco in a fun and active way—with a whole host of games and surprises along the way.
Explore San Francisco through this entertaining treasure hunt
Avoid the walking tours and enjoy fun and adventure with friends and family
Follow hints and clues to complete your course with your guide
Tackle challenges and enjoy games and surprises on route through the city
two written scavenger hunts and other games
picture only scavenger hunt available for pre-readers
Fortune Cookie tasting
Snacks and drinks can be purchased along the scavenger hunt route
Meeting And Pickup
660 California St
660 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Departure Point: In front of Old Saint Mary's Cathedral in Chinatown on the corner of California St. and Grant Ave.
This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
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What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Dress in layers with comfortable walking shoes
Bring along bottled water
In the event of rain, you have the option to cancel with 24 hours notice
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 32 reviews
Fun way to explore and learn with the kids!
Kathryn_G, Nov 2022
Beth was fantastic! We all had so much fun learning and exploring the area. Beth was so knowledgeable and fun. Our four kids (ages 5-13) all thought it was awesome.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your review! I enjoyed meeting your enthusiastic family- so open to new things and adventures.
Come back soon! --Beth
Grace_K, Oct 2022
This is an outstanding adventure and highly recommend for anyone visiting SF with kids. Not only was it fun to do the scavenger hunt, Beth also gave us some great insight as a “tour guide”. She was so wonderful with my kids, 11 and 13. We enjoyed the fortune cooking stop and all the places she gave us history about in Chinatown. A must do!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review. It was great to meet your clever family and I was very impressed with your scavenger hunt skills. Maybe you should try out for the Amazing Race Family Addition!--Beth
Clinton_Y, Sep 2022
Finding the Muriel of the Kung foo master and taking a picture in front of him. Also the fortune cookie place.
Fun for families
Rochelle_O, Jul 2022
Fun scavenger hunt for families. Learned some interesting history but would like a little more history/ facts about the city.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Our scavenger hunts are a unique way for families to discover San Francisco and we’re happy you had fun and learned something new. Thank you for the suggestion to include more history/facts. We love curious families like yours!
Lots of fun exploring in...
Meridith_S, Jun 2022
Lots of fun exploring in the city- great walking tour and we learned a lot- Beth was an awesome guide.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind review and wonderful curiosity. I love meeting grandparents and grandchildren having fun together!
Tatyana_C, Apr 2022
The tour was great! Lots of opportunities to take cool pictures and learn about the area. The tour guide was knowledgeable and had a great approach with kids.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your review! Enjoy your fun photos and come back soon!--Beth
Jennifer_K, Jan 2022
Loved this tour--the history, the treats along the way. A great way to keep actively involved in the learning, too. Our teenagers loved teaming up against us, and we were blessed with perfect weather!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you for your review and your enthusiastic participation. We love competitions between teens and parents! --Beth
Easy walking tour, kid friendly
Eric_F, Dec 2021
Nice easy walking tour, kids enjoyed it and our tour guide Beth was fantastic! We had a great time and saw a lot of the city.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you for your review. Your family made great treasure hunters. Come again!--Beth
1st Trip to San Fran
Donna_D, Aug 2021
Loved seeing parts of the city we would have never ventured to in such a creative and unique way. Tour Guide, Ruth, was awesome!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you Donna for the review!. I'm glad you enjoyed exploring San Francisco's colorful neighborhoods. I hope you and your clever family return soon!
The knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide, Beth, and scavenger hunt elevated what could have been a typical tour
Chinwe_M, Aug 2021
Beth was such a lovely and very knowledgeable tour guide. She made us all feel comfortable and was excellent in engaging the kids (10 and 12 yr olds) and facilitating their participation throughout the scavenger hunt. The fortune cookie factory was a highlight of the trip, but also learning the rich history of Chinatown and Little Italy/ North Beach was priceless, a lot more than we would have been exposed to if we had ventured out on our own. The scavenger hunt elevated the tour and made it more fun than merely hearing the history. We walked a lot but did not even notice or get tired because we had so much fun. We highly recommended it. Thank you, Beth!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you Chinwe for the review! It was great to meet your lovely family and I'm glad you enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the learning. Come back again!--Beth
Fun and exciting
Art_L, Jun 2021
Our family really enjoy it. Fun experience for all of us. Very friendly guide we had. A lot of cool facts that we learn about the city
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you for your review. It was great to meet your enthusiastic family. Hope you visit San Francisco again soon!
ScottW_L, Aug 2018
A lot of fun..! Both Educational and learned places and things we didn't previously know or had not been exposed to. Grandkids liked it immensely and could not quit talking about it to their parents and friends...
Scavenger hunt Chinatown to North Beach
aprylmurrayross, Jun 2018
I thought the scavenger was a great time for me and my kids. My kids are seven and nine and they loved running up and down the streets of Chinatown finding various items that were creative and fun. Through Chinatown we Learned about some culture and fun facts as well as how a lot of people live in Chinatown and some of the traditions. North beach was fun also and the clues were hilarious. Our guide, Beth, was very patient and kind and a lot of fun to be with. She was very knowledgeable and I thought was an essential part of our day. At the end we walked up Lombard and it was the most beautiful street and she gave us a lot of history about the street and the houses. It was a fun challenge to go up the hill and then worth the breathtaking views as reward. It was a wonderful way for a family to spend a couple of hours and really see part of the city they would not know much about otherwise as a visitor. Thank you very much!