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San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter

A great place to hold a corporate team building event in San Diego

Dr. Clue San Diego Gas Lamp treasure hunt scavenger hunt for corporate team building

Total Hunt Time

About 3 to 4 hours, depending on options selected

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Event Description
: Lively and atmospheric, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter boasts abundant history and attractions. It’s a great place to get to know while doing your corporate teambuilding event.

Location History: Known at various times as Rabbitville, Flea Town, New Town San Diego, Davis’ Folly Stingaree, Chinatown, and S.O.B. (South of Broadway), the eventual Gaslamp Quarter has led many lives, from development to decay, and from decay back to development. Alonzo Horton’s wharf at the foot of Fifth Avenue put the Quarter on the map, as did San Diego’s booming gold rush of the 1880s. Ida Bailey opened the area’s first house of ill repute, giving rise to the Quarter’s nickname the Stingaree district. (Because you could get stung just as badly in the District as by the stingrays in Mission Bay!) By the middle of the 20th century, the area had fallen upon hard times, until a mid-70s renovation restored many of the old buildings and transformed the quarter into today’s chic neighborhood of upscale restaurants, boutique shops and ritzy lofts.

During your corporate teambuilding treasure hunt… expect to encounter Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (more or less); a mysterious painted obelisk; a statue of California’s former governor (not the governator); sparkling Petco park, and much, much more.


Dr. Clue Gives You Three Ways to Customize Your Hunt Program

Not every corporate team building program is the same.  Depending on your group, your focus may be integrating new people into the team and breaking down personal boundaries and divisions.    Or you may have an existing department where teams could, with a little practice, cooperate and communicate more smoothly across teams and divisions.  Or you might simply have a group that thrives on the use of technology.    Let Dr. Clue customize your hunt program by selecting the content focus that best matches your group and your needs.   Read more about our 3 ways to customize your teambuilding event.




Gather in front of the Hard Rock Cafe

Introductions/Ice Breakers/Rules–30 minutes

  1. Stage 1 Hunt — 45 minutes (optional)
  2. Midbrief and Discussion of Roles & Ground Rules — 30 minutes
  3. Stage 2 Hunt –90-120 minutes
  4. Team Building Wrap-Up & Discussion–30 minutes
  5. Lunch/Dinner/Drinks at a Local Restaurant (optional):
    Arrangements for and cost of dining not included in price quote.


Check out all of our Southern California corporate team building events.

Dr. Clue’s treasure hunts are truly the “thinking person’s” teambuilding program - rewarding brains over brawn. We have fun, but we also get down to business!

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