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“Fantastic Family Outing”

The Amazing Santa Monica Race
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US$78.98*
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Amazing Los Angeles Race: Small Group Tour and Scavenger Hunt
Ranked #7 of 36 Tours in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Amazing Santa Monica Race is part scavenger hunt, part reality show, part self-guided tour, part race and all fun. The Amazing Santa Monica Race is a competitive sight seeing tour where racers get to have a reality show experience, racing against others while they get to see parts of Santa Monica and funky, gritty Venice Beach. It's the most unique sight-seeing tour in the world.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Orinda, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Fantastic Family Outing”
Reviewed 29 November 2011

My three daughters (21,23,24) participated in this event last weekend. We had a blast and will definitely try it again. It was well organized, clever and fun! There were 7 teams and the ages of the participants ranged from 17 to mid fifties. Some of the teams even wore matching t-shirts. A really great time!

Visited November 2011
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Orlando, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Great for those who want to be "Active Tourists"”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

My wife and I are the type of people that like to relax through actively experiencing things. The Amazing Santa Monica Race was perfect for that. You use your mind and body (it's not too physically demanding at all, so don't fear that) to solve clues and explore Santa Monica. Bob is a great host and it was so much fun, especially for the fact that my wife and I were visiting California for the first time and were looking for fun ways to see the sites. We were in a race with locals from the Santa Monica/Los Angeles area and held our own in the race just fine. This is a unique experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

Visited October 2011
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Claremont, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“"California Lifestyle" at its most fun!”
Reviewed 23 October 2011

We were two couples and seven kids and boy did we have fun! Having grown up in Santa Monica definitely gave me an advantage and our group were the winners! Bob warned us that we would get angry, frustrated and then have "ah ha!" moments. We went from dead last, spending a good hour on the first clue, to winning the race. And we had a great time, saw some parts of the city I had never seen and even took a bus or two! Our teenage girls had a blast and our loser husbands had a lesson on the value of reading the map. What a great day! Thanks to Bob and the Amazing Race crew!

Visited October 2011
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“A great family experience to see Santa Monica & Venice Beach”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

We did this race with our adult sons and their girlfriends. We had a great time and got to know each other a little better in the process. This is a great way to see Santa Monica and Venice Beach and have fun in the process. You may think at first that you will never figure out some of the clues, but as Bob the host will tell you, there are plenty of AHA moments in the race when the answer just clicks.We did the LA race last year and had a great time. So this year we decided to do the Santa Monica race and were not disappointed.Lot of twists and turns and looking over your shoulder for the other teams.
Now we want to try the food truck race on our next visit to the area.

Visited September 2011
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Fun interactive experience”
Reviewed 16 September 2011

I play geocaching, which is all about going to great places and finding clues or treasures. Well, this Race may be even better! I loved solving the puzzles and finding clues. Difference with geocaching is the 'person'-element ... finding the people in Santa Monica that are part of the race setup and provide you with clues and tips. This event truly gets you in touch with the city of Santa Monica and most of its highlights. We went with a group of 17 people and had GREAT fun racing each other.
Very recommended!

Visited September 2011
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