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The Amazing Santa Monica Race

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-922-4562
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Ranked #3 of 40 activities in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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CA
2 reviews
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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I participated in a private group arrangement for what I think was a modified Amazing Race Santa Monica. I love to solve puzzles, and it was a good reminder of how two, or more, heads can be better than one! It was a really good time, with participants of all ages, and enthusiastic helpful, professional hosts. I’m already pondering how... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I live close by, but what a great learning experience participating in this race. Really enjoyed the challenges - made you think, and get some great exercise. Although sometimes I got a little frustrated, but wow, when you get the "ah ha" moment, it really makes your day! Loved experiencing things on the pier and 3rd street promenade that I... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My friend and I both love reality shows, so it was a no brainer that we would want to try the Amazing Race Santa Monica. Doing the race was a complete blast. What a great way to see Santa Monica, get four hours of intense exercise (that you don't even realize you are getting), stimulate your mind and have a... More

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Anaheim
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

My friend and I (50's), ran this race. My daughter and her two friends (20's) ran as a separate team. We had so much fun! This is like a scavenger hunt in which you solve puzzles which give you a clue for the next puzzle, etc. it starts on the beach in Santa Monica and you run o All over... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My wife and I had an amazing time (too much with that word?). In any case, Bob was our host and everything was tons of fun. We had done a smaller more scavenger hunt/trivia race but this was truly a challenge and got us moving and running around! The clues were awesome, the energy was great, the puzzles fun. You... More

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Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I joined with teams of 4 but all the participants (30+ people) were from my college organization. It was honestly one of the best weekends I've had in a while. I'd HIGHLY recommend it -- you get to explore areas in the Santa Monica that you would never normally explore, and the worker guiding us was super friendly. I'll never... More

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