Total Hunt Time
About 3 to 4 hours, depending on options selected
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 Gaslamp Quarter treasure hunt, you may 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.
Gather in front of the Hard Rock Cafe
Introductions/Ice Breakers/Rules–30 minutes
- Stage 1 Hunt — 45 minutes (optional)
- Midbrief and Discussion of Roles & Ground Rules — 30 minutes
- Stage 2 Hunt –90-120 minutes
- Team Building Wrap-Up & Discussion–30 minutes
- Lunch/Dinner/Drinks at a Local Restaurant (optional):
Arrangements for and cost of dining not included in price quote.