Posted on Leave a comment

Things to do in Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Things to do in NYC Upper West Side, History of the upper west side

Are you looking for things to do on Manhattan’s Upper West Side? Our self-guided walking tour/scavenger hunt will take you around this neighborhood and through Central Park.

See all the sights while having fun and learning some history! You will walk from Lincoln Center and its many theatres and make your way up Central Park West to see several important buildings including the Dakota. Enter Central Park at Strawberry Fields to see Bow Bridge and Belvedere Castle. Exit the park at the American Natural History Museum and walk to Broadway to see several other historical buildings, churches, and theatres as you return to the start location.

Solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination and learn new things. Learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you. See the sights.

You should plan a good 3 hours for this activity, wear comfortable shoes, and be certain your phone is fully charged. As well, you’ll need a data plan as WiFi will not be enough. Further, a street map and bottled water could come in handy.

Things to do in the Upper West Side? See the sites!

Over your 3-hour adventure through the city, you will see:

  • Central Park
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • New York Historical Society Museum
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Spooky Central
  • Sherman Square
  • Juilliard School
  • Cherry Hill
  • The Dakota
  • Belvedere Castle
  • The Beacon Theatre
  • The Ansonia
  • Many monuments, and much more!

We tested this tour in August 2022, and again in the spring of 2024

Scavenger Hunt

Our scavenger hunt is a self-guided walking tour of the see you can do on your smartphone. Over 3 hours, it’ll take you to all the significant sites, teach you some history, and challenge you with puzzles and various questions. You’ll never walk more than 5 minutes between stops. Take as long, or as little, as you wish as you’re in control of your page on this adventure. Above all, we hope you have fun!

There are, in fact, 3 versions of the tour available to you. A longer 5.3km/3.5mi Explorer version takes you to all the sites mentioned above. A regular 4.0km/2.5mi Tourist Scavenger Hunt only takes you to Strawberry Fields within Central Park, but skips the rest of the park location. Finally, a much shorter 2.9km/1.8mi Mini Scavenger Hunt doesn’t take you further than the Dakota, cutting west and back again on Broadway.

Learn more about the Upper West Side Tourist Scavenger Hunt on our description page.

Posted on Leave a comment

Things to do in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Things to do in Fredericton

Are you looking for things to do in Fredericton, New Brunswick? This Scavenger Hunt takes you on a self-guided walking tour, with challenges through the heart of the city.

See all the sights while having fun and learning some history! You will walk from the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly to Science East, Officer’s Square, City Hall, and back again. All the while, you’ll take numerous side trips to discover more sites while taking on various challenges. Our Fredericton Tourist Scavenger Hunt was developed and tested in August 2018.

You will start your adventure in front of the Fredericton Convention Center and the Playhouse. Follow the instructions on your smartphone to solve challenges and get instructions to your next destination. The challenges are varied in difficulty and types to keep you entertained. They’re good for all ages.

You should plan a good 3 hours for this activity, wear comfortable shoes, and be certain your phone is fully charged. As well, you’ll need a data plan as WiFi will not be enough. Further, a street map and bottled water could come in handy.

Things to do in Fredericton? See the sites!

Things to do in FrederictonOver your 2-hour adventure through the city, you will see:

  • Science East
  • Fredericton Museum
  • New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
  • Beaverbrook Art Gallery
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Officer’s Square
  • Old Government House
  • Wilmot Park
  • John River
  • Westmorland Bridge
  • Riverfront Trail
  • Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
  • And more

Scavenger Hunt

Our scavenger hunt is a self-guided walking tour of the see you can do on your smartphone. Over 3 hours, it’ll take you to all the significant sites, teach you some history, and challenge you with puzzles and various questions. You’ll never walk more than 5 minutes between stops. Take as long, or as little, as you wish as you’re in control of your page on this adventure. Above all, we hope you have fun!

Learn more about the Fredericton Tourist Scavenger Hunt on our description page.

Posted on Leave a comment

COVID-19 update for Tourist Scavenger Hunt

COVID19 update

COVID19 updateWe wish to keep you informed about our status during the COVID-19 outbreak. More specifically, we want to reassure our clients, and those planning to try a scavenger hunt in the coming weeks.

First off, rest assured that we are currently free of the virus. We live on the South Shore of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As of March 13, 3 pm, there are only 17 confirmed cases in Quebec. Extraordinary measures have already been taken by the government to prevent things from getting out of hand.

We care about your safety and your health. As such, we don’t only comply with our government’s recommendation. We are paying close attention to those of the governments where we operate as well. That includes the United States, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

Scavenger Hunt Status

Our scavenger hunts will remain available throughout this crisis. Our activity is one you engage in with 1 to 5 other persons for a period of approximately 3 hours. 

There is no expiry date on your scavenger hunt. Should you choose not to do it now because of the outbreak, we totally understand.

You can do it anytime in the future, at your leisure.

However, we recognize some of you have bought our activity as part of a trip that you may have canceled. Know that we will honor all requests to transfer your purchase for any other scavenger hunt of your choosing.

Large crowds

As our activities normally lead you through important tourist locations, you would normally encounter many people, Times Square, Place Jacques Cartier, Praça do Comércio, Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre and Fisherman’s Wharf are such examples.

Governments have forbidden events and gatherings of over 250 people. Due to the current situation, we believe you are unlikely to encounter large crowds along your scavenger hunt, should you wish to proceed to do so at this time.

Sanitary conditions

As we are not responsible for the cleanliness of the public places our activity leads you through, we encourage you to stay safe by wearing gloves and avoid touching the various monuments and info-signs we identify. 

Further, we encourage you to refrain from using handrails, unless you are wearing gloves. You don’t know who touched them before you, and whether or not they were infected.

Customer Support

Our customer support will remain available throughout this period, as it normally is.

You can reach us through our online form, by email at info@touristscavengerhunt.com, by phone at 514-949-5201, or by text at 475-215-1013.

We are here to answer any questions you may have.

Our Plans

As the level of activity decreases during this time, we’re making the most of that newly available time.

We will be making available in the coming weeks English versions for the following scavenger hunts :

  • Vienna Ringstrass
  • Vienna Historic Center
  • Prague Old City
  • Prague Castle
  • Amsterdam

Further, we are, so far, planning on developing many new scavenger hunts in the UK, 1 in Philadelphia, 2 in New York City, and 1 in Brussels, which we will test this summer. 

This is of course if the situation takes a turn for the better. Otherwise, they will be tested at a later date.

Posted on Leave a comment

Things to do in Moncton, New Brunswick

things to do in Moncton

Are you looking for things to do in Moncton, New Brunswick? This Scavenger Hunt takes you on a self-guided walking tour, with challenges through the heart of the city.

See all the sights while having fun and learning some history! You will walk from the Moncton Public Library to Riverfront Park, to the Aberdeen Centre by way of the Moncton Events Center. All the while, you’ll take numerous side trips to discover more sites while taking on various challenges. Our Moncton Tourist Scavenger Hunt was developed and tested in August 2018.

You will start your adventure in front of the Marriott Beauséjour. Follow the instructions on your smartphone to solve challenges and get instructions for your next destination. The challenges are varied in difficulty and types to keep you entertained. They’re good for all ages.

You should plan a good 3 hours for this activity, wear comfortable shoes, and be certain your phone is fully charged. As well, you’ll need a data plan as WiFi will not be enough. Further, a street map and bottled water could come in handy.

Things to do in Moncton? See the sites!

things to do in MonctonOver your 3-hour adventure through the city, you will see:

  • Bore View Park
  • Riverfront Park
  • Resurgo Place
  • Capitol Theatre
  • City Hall
  • Municipal Court
  • Moncton Market
  • Parc des arts du Sommet
  • Moncton Events Center
  • Théâtre l’Escaouette
  • Aberdeen Centre
  • And more

Scavenger Hunt

Our scavenger hunt is a self-guided walking tour of the see you can do on your smartphone. Over 3 hours, it’ll take you to all the significant sites, teach you some history, and challenge you with puzzles and various questions. You’ll never walk more than 5 minutes between stops. Take as long, or as little, as you wish as you’re in control of your page on this adventure. Above all, we hope you have fun!

Learn more about the Moncton Tourist Scavenger Hunt on our description page.

Posted on Leave a comment

Things to do in Midtown New York

things to do in Midtown Manhattan, New York

Are you looking for things to do in Midtown New York? This Scavenger Hunt takes you on a self-guided walking tour, with challenges through the heart of the city.

See all the sights while having fun and learning some history! You will walk from the New York Public Library to Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. All the while, you’ll take numerous side trips to discover more sites while taking on various challenges. Our Midtown New York Tourist Scavenger Hunt was developed and tested in May 2018.

You will start your adventure in front of Grand Central Terminal. Follow the instructions on your smartphone to solve challenges and get instructions for your next destination. The challenges are varied in difficulty and types to keep you entertained. They’re good for all ages.

You should plan  3 hours for this activity, wear comfortable shoes, and be certain your phone is fully charged. As well, you’ll need a data plan as WiFi will not be enough. Further, a street map and bottled water could come in handy.

Things to do in Midtown New York? See the sites!

things to do in Midtown Manhattan, New YorkOver your 3-hour adventure through the city, you will see:

  • Grand Central Terminal
  • New York Public Library
  • Bryant Park
  • Times Square
  • MetLife Building
  • Madame Tussauds New York
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • And more

Scavenger Hunt

Our scavenger hunt is a self-guided walking tour of the area you can do on your smartphone. Over 3 hours, it’ll take you to all the significant sites, teach you some history, and challenge you with puzzles and various questions. You’ll never walk more than 5 minutes between stops. Take as long, or as little, as you wish as you’re in control of your page on this adventure. Above all, we hope you have fun!

Learn more about the Midtown New York Tourist Scavenger Hunt on our description page.

Posted on Leave a comment

Things to do in Halifax, Nova-Scotia

things to do in Halifax

Are you looking for things to do in Halifax, Nova Scotia? This Scavenger Hunt takes you on a self-guided walking tour, with challenges through the heart of the city.

See all the sights while having fun and learning some history! You will walk from the Halifax Public Gardens to the Citadel, to the Port of Halifax, and back again. All the while, you’ll take numerous side trips to discover more sites while taking on various challenges. Our Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt was developed and tested in August 2018.

You will start your adventure either in front of the Public Gardens (start location 1), or at the Port of Halifax Terminal (start location 2). Follow the instructions on your smartphone to solve challenges and get instructions to your next destination. The challenges are varied in difficulty and types to keep you entertained. They’re good for all ages.

You should plan a good 2 hours for this activity, wear comfortable shoes, and be certain your phone is fully charged. As well, you’ll need a data plan as WiFi will not be enough. Further, a street map and bottled water could come in handy.

Things to do in Halifax? See the sites!

things to do in HalifaxOver your 3-hour adventure through the city, you will see:

  • Theodore Tugboat
  • Queen’s Landing
  • Halifax Public Gardens
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel
  • Burke Gaffney Observatory
  • Point Pleasant Park
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Halifax Citadel
  • City Center Atlantic
  • Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica
  • HMCS Sackville
  • Discovery Center
  • And more

Scavenger Hunt

Our scavenger hunt is a 2-3 hour self-guided walking tour you can do on your smartphone. Over 3 hours, it’ll take you to all the significant sites, teach you some history, and challenge you with puzzles and various questions. You’ll never walk more than 5 minutes between stops. Take as long, or as little, as you wish as you’re in control of your page on this adventure. Above all, we hope you have fun!

There are 2 separate starting points for this scavenger hunt. You can start at the Public Garden, or at the Cruise Terminal. The circuit this tour takes is the same, as are the challenges. The only difference is a question of convenience for you as to where you wish to start and end your activity.

Find out more about our Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt on the info page.