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San Francisco City discovery games

Our most recommended San Francisco City discovery games

San Francisco: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

1. San Francisco: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

The concept is simple, but the game is anything but — enter a series of elaborately designed rooms, you and your group must work together to find clues and crack codes to complete your mission. With 5 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a prospector hunting for a lost cache of gold, a spy sent to recover a stolen painting, or a falsely accused prisoner determined to break out of jail. A dedicated game guide will accompany you from start to finish, helping you as needed along the way. The Escape Game is great for families, friends, couples, team building, and anyone looking to try something new and different. No matter your choice, keep your wits about you and focus; you’ve got one hour to escape. After you and your group have emerged victorious, you’ll be conveniently located in Financial District, so you can celebrate with a bite to eat.

San Francisco: Haight Ashbury Exploration Game

2. San Francisco: Haight Ashbury Exploration Game

The city game starts at Haight Ashbury 1485. It will take you between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Golden Gate Park. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

San Francisco: Golden Gate Park Exploration Game

3. San Francisco: Golden Gate Park Exploration Game

The city game starts at 8th Ave & Fulton St. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Japanese Tea Garden. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

San Francisco: Scavenger and Treasure Hunt Tour for Families

4. San Francisco: Scavenger and Treasure Hunt Tour for Families

Roam around San Fransisco on a guide-led walking tour and treasure hunt which is designed to bring your team closer while giving you a reason to explore the city and bond with each other. Discover the very best attractions of Chinatown, North Beach, and Washington Square Park while solving clues. Meet your guide in front of Old Saint Mary's Cathedral in Chinatown for an introduction and overview of your adventure. Take off on your scavenger hunt through Chinatown and round it off with a visit to the Fortune Cookie Factory. Tour the factory and sample some cookies. Next up is a mini-guided tour of additional Chinatown spots and surprises. Discover the murals along Jack Kerouac Alley and experience the poetry of North Beach. Expect Italian food, culture, and famous landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower on your North Beach hunt. End the scavenger hunt in Washington Square Park with an exciting game that has prizes for all. From here you can end your adventure or continue with an optional guided walk up the crooked Lombard Street for a picture-postcard view of San Francisco.

Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt in San Francisco

5. Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt in San Francisco

Want to turn downtown San Francisco into your own personal giant board game? Urban Adventure Quest created an interactive Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt that lets you do just that. On this 3-hour sightseeing tour of San Francisco, you’ll be guided through the city from any smart phone. This is the perfect tour for groups – large or small – looking to make their way to the most well-known sites, along with some hidden gems that the city tries to keep secret. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, solving clues, completing challenges and learning about local history along the way. The adventure begins in Yerba Buena Park and takes you on a well-designed course through Union Square, Chinatown, and down to the waterfront. You’ll explore approximately 2 miles of guided walking tour and use the city’s cable cars at one point in the game. Use your smart phone as your guide and determine your own pace. Feel like stopping to grab some dim sum in Chinatown? No Problem. Want to grab an ice cream at Fisherman's Wharf? Go for it! You’re on your own schedule. This tour is offered at a fixed group price instead of a per person pricing scale, so this is the perfect city adventure for groups who want to get the best bang for their buck. Points of Interest on Your Quest: Union Square China Town Cable Car Museum Ghirardelli Hyde Pier

San Francisco: The Warrior Cat Chinatown City Game

6. San Francisco: The Warrior Cat Chinatown City Game

Here's a sneak peek to the storyline: “You're a cat with a black belt in karate, and you've been tasked with clearing out a dark cult in San Francisco Chinatown.” As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? The city game starts at Bush Street & Grant Avenue. It will take you around 2 to 3 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at The Golden Gate fortune factory. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. It is recommended that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

San Francisco Embarcadero Scavenger Hunt Adventure

7. San Francisco Embarcadero Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn San Francisco Embarcadero into a giant game board? This interactive scavenger hunt combines the fun of the "Amazing Race" with a two–and–a–half hour sightseeing tour of San Francisco’s Embarcadero area.  Guided from any smart phone, you will make your way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your scavenger hunt route will show you hidden secrets of the Embarcadero area as you walk San Francisco's Bay Trail, tracing the eastern shoreline of the city. The tour requires approximately 1.5 miles of walking. Using a smartphone as the guide allows you to start whenever you would like, and determine your own pace of play. Stop to enjoy the ocean views, grab an ice cream or enjoy lunch at the Pier. Why not? It’s your schedule. 

San Francisco: Hidden Gems of Castro City Exploration Game

8. San Francisco: Hidden Gems of Castro City Exploration Game

Explore highlights of the Castro area in San Francisco while playing this engaging phone game. Discover Harvey Milk Plaza, the GLBT Historical Society Museum, and more. Start the game at Pink Triangle Plaza. You’ll take on the role of Arnold, a 33-year-old queer nerd searching for love. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 1.5-2 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, the Twin Peaks Tavern.

San Francisco: Maritime Park Exploration Game

9. San Francisco: Maritime Park Exploration Game

The city game starts at Hyde St. Pier. It will take you between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at The SouthEnd and Dolphin Rowing Clubs. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Play on! After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

San Francisco: Financial District Exploration Game

10. San Francisco: Financial District Exploration Game

Imagine you are a European immigrant who has just arrived in San Francisco in the early 1900s seeking your fortune like many others have done. It’s not long after the gold rush boom and there is plenty of money to be made. You want to start a new life and aim to strike it rich no matter what. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? The city game starts at The Embarcadero & Ferry Building. It will take you around 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Union Square. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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Beth was fantastic! She stuck with our small group and gave us goodies along with teaching us about the area. My son especially loved the fortune cookie factory and the yin/yang game.

We went to celebrate my fiancés birthday and we had a great time. It was our first time at the escape room and we had a lot of fun. We would definitely go again.

It was a fun way to explore the neighbourhood at our own pace and learn about the history!

So fun. My daughter and I did this together. And such great history. Great exercise!

It was so much fun I loved it. Definitely coming back