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NYC Scavenger & Treasure Hunts

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones
  • Explore New York City's historic landmarks and hidden gems
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Compete for top spot on the New York City leaderboard
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Next Steps

1. Select your game, pick a trail of your choice and receive your welcome email.
2. Rally your team and enter a team name and phone number(s) into the system.
3. Receive your welcome text, then head to the start location on a day and time of your choice.
4. Text START to receive the first in a series of cryptic directions. Solve the puzzles to unravel your mystery.
5. Discover unique places, the secret and hidden of your city - and great independant pubs/cafes!
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Action-packed Scavenger Hunts & Treasure Hunts in New York City

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Discover New York City's secret places

Experience New York City's unique places and share stories in independent pubs & cafes, curated for each New York City Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt.

Fun challenges

Engaging puzzles and captivating stories reveal New York City in a new light.

Play together or competitively

Work as a team or compete head-to-head to set the fastest time on our New York City leaderboard.

Fully flexible bookings

Alter your booking freely; change the date, time, number of people or chosen New York City Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt. Even stop and start once you've begun.

Fun activity for all groups

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New York City Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Scavenger Hunts & Treasure Hunts

Windsor oldies Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Windsor oldies

Great day out exploring parts of London you would never normally do

Seekers of Aravos Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Seekers of Aravos

I was in a team with my partner and our 9 year son. We had a blast. There was something for us all!

Are you okay? Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Are you okay?

We really enjoyed the scavenger hunt! It was a great way to get outside and enjoy the city in a different way. We both …

Three Women and No Baby Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Three Women and No Baby

Second one I have done. Such a brilliant format. The clues are well written and make you really look at what’s around y…

3 Gen Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

3 Gen

Great way to entertain teenagers, they loved it.

Bopchkin Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


A great way to learn about a city and have fun doing it. The clues were good and the walk was about right

Team Hammond Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Team Hammond

My wife and I had a fantastic day of exploring and refreshments. We will definitely be back!

Daryls birthday Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Daryls birthday

Really fun morning. Would definitely recommend

Bickle's Bongles Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Bickle's Bongles

The clues were excellent - easy to follow without being too easy to solve! Took us on a very pleasant journey around Lo…

Donkeys@2pm Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


It was excellent. Only error we made was at the Plague for the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This was because the bronz…

Jannie's jaunts Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Jannie's jaunts

Great fun and a fabulous way to look around a city, our first time, but not the last

Berin Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


Had the most amazing time doing our murder mystery trail! Well thought out, perfect clues, and a lovely city to do it i…

Bestiesss✨ Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


Amazing day out!!

duckz Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt



Team Kataraang Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Team Kataraang

Was a super fun day, even as Oxford students!It was great learning so many new things about the city and paying attenti…

Doctor and the Cats Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Doctor and the Cats

Great fun and interesting places to discover, especially Mercato Market

Renegades Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


This was so much fun, such a good idea and more people need to know about it! Highly recommend!

Sanlo Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


It was our first walk and we loved it! We have been in London for many years and have not seen some of the places befor…

Corn Stars Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Corn Stars

A very fun, head scratching activity. A great way to explore the city without feeling like you’re walking for miles; gr…

Malyha Kristian and Zeb Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Malyha Kristian and Zeb

Smooth trail. Good level of some things we needed to think about but didn't find too hard.

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The Best Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts in NYC


New Yorker or not, you know this city is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage, nerve, daring and yes, a little inside information to find the best hidden spots in New York. All you’ve gotta do is let us take you there.

At CityDays, we craft scavenger hunts in NYC that allow you to explore the city at your own pace. We get you prowling the streets of New York, hunting down pockets of history and NY quirks that we’re betting you never noticed before.  

Our self-guided scavenger hunts in New York are designed to deliver fascinating secrets and interesting facts that you can only discover by seeking them out yourself. So whether you’re looking for a day out with family, friends, or an NYC scavenger hunt for couples, we’ve got something for you. Read on to find out which of our trails will suit you best… 

New York Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt: The Devil in Chelsea


New Yorkers, there’s a mystery unfolding in Manhattan and the city needs YOU to solve it. 

This murder-mystery style scavenger hunt in New York City unfolds in the charming Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. It’s your job to navigate the streets and uncover a blend of historical facts and fascinating landmarks, all while following a fictional narrative of intrigue and mystery. 

You’ll have to piece together clues from your surroundings and unravel riddles that lead you to a suspect… or else!

Find out more here

New York Scavenger Hunt: Slow Boat to Chinatown


No need to hop aboard, the Slow Boat to Chinatown is a vehicle-free scavenger hunt in NYC that takes you around the culturally rich neighborhoods of Tribeca and Chinatown.

Take your time exploring elements of US cinematic history, discovering remnants of 17th-century New York, and much, much more as you embark on an NYC scavenger hunt that opens your eyes to the wonders that make modern-day Manhattan what it is: a feast for the senses. 

Find out more here.

New York Scavenger Hunt: The Southern Tip


Get to the bottom of New York’s many-layered history by undertaking one of the best scavenger hunts in NYC for history fans: The Southern Tip. 

This self-guided scavenger hunt in NYC is perfect for New Yorkers and tourists alike looking to learn more about The Big Apple. 

Delve into New York City's Dutch colonial past and weave your way through significant landmarks that tell the story of the city's early days to the present by scavenging for clues and unraveling riddles. 

Find out more here

New York Scavenger Hunt: Glamour of Midtown


Roll out the red carpet and take on a puzzle-filled scavenger hunt in NYC through the historic Garment District.

Hunt down clues under the watchful eye of the iconic Empire State Building as you meander through New York’s fashion nucleus on this self-guided scavenger hunt. 

Along the way, you’ll uncover Fashion Avenue, Bryant Park, and New York’s Classic department store, Macy’s, whilst also picking up historical facts and trivia. 

A must for fashionistas and all those interested in New York’s trendsetting history.

Find out more here

Team-Building Scavenger Hunts in NYC

Did you know that we craft bespoke scavenger hunts in NYC for corporate clients?

Whether you’re looking to set off from your office to a specific location or you want to test our creativity skills, we wanna hear about your team-building activity plans.

Check out our NYC team-building activities page or contact us to find out more!

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