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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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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, exciting day!

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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5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
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Naperville, United States

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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Laurieton, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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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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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