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The Amazing Santa Monica Race

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Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
Phone Number: +1 310-922-4562
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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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A fun family adventure especially for a California native!

We did this with another family and we saw many things that we never would have seen even though we live in Los Angeles and have been to Santa Monica hundreds of times. We all... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Torrance, California

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did this with another family and we saw many things that we never would have seen even though we live in Los Angeles and have been to Santa Monica hundreds of times. We all had a wonderful time, it was hard, creative, mentally challenging, physically enduring and 100% FUN! It was a perfect activity for our "kids" who are... More 

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Montrose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with three friends to do the race. I have done other races with City Race LA but this was different. In general, each clue directed us where to go next, except for one or two. We would have enjoyed it more if the weather had been cooler. One team dropped out because they found the lack of direction... More 

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Chatsworth, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lot of fun! The clues were challenging, but if you don't over think things and pay attention to the materials given, you will finish the race!

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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The clues in the box were not 'clearly' in a packet ended up without clues!?!?!? The clue with a petition signing is horrible, I do nit sign petitions We ended up VERY frustrated and discouraged :(

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Naperville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Our family played the game as a team, and it was a great family bonding day. We've also done the Fantastic Race Los Angeles, and both races were a lot of fun.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was so much fun! It's the third one we've done - we also did the Cozumel Race and one of the LA races. The races are so much fun. It's a great way to spend the day. It can be physical, especially if you are competitive and want to win, but also mentally challenging. My dad is 71, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

It was so well organized, clues were tricky but not too difficult, and Jeremy, the guide, has such good energy. I would recommend putting together a team of 4 (at least). My boyfriend and I came solo and ended up teaming up with another couple. It was a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Go to Santa Monica Pier if you want to feel like you are really on holidays! It was very busy but plenty of parking and nice restaurants.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was F-U-N from start to finish! From the start, the owner Larry could not have been more helpful. I’d purchased the attraction via groupon and needed guidance with rescheduling– more than once. Larry was responsive, empathetic, and most importantly followed through. Our host for the race – Jeremy was all things professional – energetic, supportive, and most importantly patient!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Let me preface this with - we came in dead last and didn't finish. LOL...This was not their fault. We came into it believing it was going to be more like a scavenger hunt (which we had originally been going to go to in San Diego but was unable to). This is EXACTLY what it describes - An amazing race...I'm... More 

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