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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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Even the rain couldn't stop us.

Puzzles were mysterious, fun, challenging, and rewarding. Got to see cool parts of Santa Monica that we've never experienced before. Even in the pouring rain, we kicked booty... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Derrick C
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Puzzles were mysterious, fun, challenging, and rewarding. Got to see cool parts of Santa Monica that we've never experienced before. Even in the pouring rain, we kicked booty. Super fun day.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was easily one of the most fun things I have done in a LONG time. Well organized, well run, and very challenging. The puzzles are tough, but solvable, and none of them left you thinking, "How would I ever get that?!?" Solving each puzzle to get to the next step was very rewarding, and never knowing when the last... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Wonderful way to spend a day in Santa Monica especially for guest. Local knowledge only a slight advantage. More about wisdom and luck, than physical conditioning.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I didn't know what to expect, have never done one before. Soooo much fun! Clues are very smart, some of them were really hard. I though I knew the area very well, still had to think hard and fast. We had a lot of fun! Totally will do it again. Absolutely recommend

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Signal Hill
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Except for the mix up at the end of the race, it was great! This race really challenges your body and mind. For those of who don't like to run, like me, it's possible to complete this race in decent time, just use all the brain matter you have!

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

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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LARace, Owner at The Amazing Santa Monica Race, responded to this review

Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you thought our game was fun for all; but we are sorry that you didn't enjoy it more due to the weather. The hot summer months are definitely a factor in the race and that's why we recommend every team hydrate themselves thoroughly and often during the course. We're glad... More 

Chatsworth, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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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LARace, Owner at The Amazing Santa Monica Race, responded to this review

Dear ppmkgdpp, On behalf of The Amazing Santa Monica Race, we are very disappointed to hear that you were frustrated and discouraged by our event. This is the very last thing that we wanted. In fact we strive to achieve a mind blowing experience that our racers will remember for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, as evidenced by the... More 

Naperville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 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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