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San Diego: Gaslamp District Exploration Game

1. San Diego: Gaslamp District Exploration Game

Explore San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter in a different way: by solving puzzles and following clues on an app on your phone. Every time you solve one puzzle, the clues to the next location will be revealed to you. Simply follow your live-tracking GPS map along your route. Start at the Gaslamp Historical Sign and click Play on your smartphone's explortation game app to start your self-guided walking tour of the historical quarter. Then, you're off! Kick up the competition by competing against your friends or family on separate devices or complete the exploration game as one team — the choice is yours. Best of all, explore the area at your own pace, pausing the game at any point and resuming from the location where you paused it. Solve challenges and see history unfold in front of your eyes, learning about the area as you have some fun. Simply follow the exact directions on your phone and you will be guided to the next location.

San Diego: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour by Smartphone

2. San Diego: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour by Smartphone

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautiful and interesting parts of San Diego. Follow clues on your smartphone and solve interesting puzzles along the way. Play with your group at your own pace as the game guides you through the city. Solve the 24 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you learn local history and walk for approximately 4 miles. Gain points for correct answers and aim for a high score on the leader board. See the happening Gaslamp Quarter, historic Little Italy, the inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, and the navy culture of the harbor waterfront. Explore the city's major attractions as well as its less-known gems. With no in-person guide to wait for, play any time that fits your schedule.

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What people are saying about Balboa Theatre

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

It was fun. We walked around downtown SD learning about the history, while discovering old building that we never knew about, and got to solve riddles too. While on our adventure we stopped and had ice cream and lunch too.

We were on vacation with our grown up kids and played 3 groups of 2 in San Diego. It was a LOT of fun, we all loved it, and it was a very unusual way to explore the city. Highly recommended.