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Engage your student in an activity that combines critical thinking, education and fun


These Quests are designed to engage the mind and expand social skills beyond basic texting while keeping the all-important cell phone central to the challenge. Students learn about the city, its landmarks and the culture that exists right in their own backyard while having a fun in a unique way.


Welcome to the S.F. Embarcadero... a waterfront town where fog ebbs and flows like the tide.


Your amazing scavenger hunt adventure will begin at the Federal Reserve and take you to the bay's edge with views of historic fountains, art in every form, and the impressive Bay Bridge. Your scavenger hunt route will show you hidden gems of the Embarcadero area as you walk San Francisco's Bay Trail, tracing the eastern shoreline of the city.


So lace up your walking shoes and slip on a windbreaker in case it's foggy as you discover one of the best things to do in San Francisco ...Play the Game, See the Sights, and Experience San Francisco in a whole new way


Start: Federal Reserve (101 Market St.)

End: Pier 1-1/2

Distance: 1.5 miles

Time: 2.0 - 2.5 hours

Challenges: 19

Bonuses: 2

Additional Cost: None


Points of Interest

The Federal Reserve
Justin Herman Plaza
S.F. Railway Museum
Cupid's Span
Ferry Building
Herb Caen Way...


What to Expect:

  • Smart phone clues lead you and your team of 2-5 people on an engaging walking tour of the city. 
  • Solve clues, complete challenges, and work together to unravel the secrets the city.
  • Optional hints make sure that everyone in your team can find a location or solve a challenge to move forward
  • Receive points for correct answers. Compare your score with others, or form multiple teams to compete with friends.
  • See famous sights and hidden gems of the city while learning interesting facts and discovering unique history.

Age Requirements: There is no specific age requirement and in fact, the Quest appeals to a wide range of ages. When determining whether the Quest would be appropriate for a specific age or person, consider that the Quest is generally a walking tour that can range between 2-3 miles and take 2-4 hours depending on your pace of play.


Included: Educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization and engaging pre and post educational visit activities.

Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt: Embarcadero

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