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The Amazing Santa Monica Race

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Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: +1 310-922-4562
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Description: The Amazing Santa Monica Race is part scavenger hunt, part reality show...
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.
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Amazingly fun day - and where I proposed!

Bob is one of the two main people who run this mind-screw, and he does it with so much energy and joy it's just SO much fun from start to finish! The clues are always fair... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Bob is one of the two main people who run this mind-screw, and he does it with so much energy and joy it's just SO much fun from start to finish! The clues are always fair, sometimes easier than others, and always challenging and satisfying to figure out at some eventual point. All of this on top of the fact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very well run/organized, and SO much fun! Everyone involved was so nice and it feels like you are actually a part of the amazing race! I felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed myself the whole time. I definitely recommend this.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I would not call this a "team building" event per se, as it's not interactive enough with team trainers to get that kind of benefit from it -- but it does, help break down communication barriers, and encourage group problem solving while have an outdoor scavenger hunt/race. It can get pretty discouraging however, when clues are not easily uncovered, and... More 

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is something that anyone that is visiting the LA area should do. It is challenging, fun and exciting. We did the race about 2 weeks ago and my family is still talking about it. My recommendation is a team of four or five. If the team gets to big some of the team members might not have as much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I contacted Bob to run the Santa Monica race as a surprise party for my husband's 60th birthday. Everyone had a great time and we are still talking about it. From the moment we started the race everything was well arranged, very creative and challenging! The Santa Monica pier was extremely crowded that day but it only added to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had a blast today. Four neighborhood families (adults and teens). We are local but it's been ages since we have been to any of our great iconic beach destinations. So happy to re explore our own backyard and have fun with our friends on a beautiful Saturday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Each year we are tasked with finding something new and fun for our corporate holiday party. This year we came across the Amazing Santa Monica Race. This was such a fun and organized experience right from the first contact. Bob was quick to respond and walked us through all the options. When we arrived on race day every was pumped.... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I gave this to my friend for Christmas, and the two of us did it together as a 2 person team. We had SO much fun (although we were pretty exhausted by the end :-) Really creative and unique event.

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La Habra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I brought my national sales team to southern CA for a team building week. Part of the adventure was The Amazing Santa Monica Race. We had a group of 9 employees in teams of 3 - which worked out perfectly. We are a competitive bunch - so it made it a blast, plus some of us got bragging rights, This... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I ran the SM race with a private group yesterday (6/29). What an awesome event! I have never watched the TV show and wasn't sure if I would enjoy it, but man am I glad I participated. Clues are very creative and difficult. It creates a exceptionally fun competitive environment. Can't wait to run the other three LA Area races.... More 

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