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NYC Scavenger & Treasure Hunts

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues Perfectly balanced & location-based.
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones Messages sent to you and your team's phones.
  • Explore New York's historic landmarks and hidden gems Our speciality, discovering and showing off amazing places!
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes Optional breaks to catch a rest along the way.
  • Compete Set the fastest time and see you ranking on your end certificate. for top spot on the New York 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

How the New York days out work

Discover New York's secret places

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

Fun challenges

Engaging puzzles and captivating stories reveal New York 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 leaderboard.

Fully flexible bookings

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

Fun activity for all groups

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New York Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt Reviews

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

Penny Dreadfuls Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Penny Dreadfuls

Mum and I LOVED our time out in York, exploring bits we don't think we'd have noticed without CityDays guiding us there…

Jenny Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


We did like the quest very much! The interface was easy to use and was helpful.My wife really loved the dog fountain an…

DJ's Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


Fab way to get to know the city better. Clues were easy to follow whilst making you take in things you've never noticed…

Big Three O Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Big Three O

We had a great afternoon. The clues were enough of a challenge to make it fun- but not too hard! We loved the walk and …

Tabitha Peat Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Tabitha Peat

Great experience. Had way more fun than I was expecting and got quite competitive!

JerseySpuds Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


Really good clues and learnt new things so it parts of London. Great fun!!

cheeky buggas Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

cheeky buggas

It’s soooo fun

Sanlo Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


We had a great day in Brighton! We have been there before but did not know such incredible streets and little squares e…

Margaretta Pirates Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Margaretta Pirates

Honestly, I did not know what to expect from this experience. I booked it as a mystery day to surprise my mom and siste…

Team McReady Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Team McReady

A great day out with clues that were not too easy and not too difficult. Would recommend!

Muppets Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


Just the right amount of information when clues are solved. Stops are important. How about some images with the trivi…

Odyssey Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


We had a brilliant day together, great fun as a group, and even the seasoned Londoners saw sights they'd never seen bef…

The Shaws Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

The Shaws

Great day out for a family of 4 (22 and 17yr old) we all thoroughly enjoyed it, Greenwich is stunning thank you

Bros from other hoes Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Bros from other hoes

We booked Clause & Effect for our family when they were visiting from the South West and had the best time (and scran!)…

S'us Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


Wonderful fun! Trail was well thought out and just difficult enough to give our brains a work out as well as our legs.

Willow Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt


Amazing day out. We’ve done both the Leeds walks now and both were brilliant. Planning on York next!

Cirque du Sore Legs Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Cirque du Sore Legs

Loved this!!!!! Super fun! We will be doing this again

Ailbhe & Anne Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Ailbhe & Anne

So much fun, challenging in the best way and opens your eyes to such an interesting side of the city!

Veronica Hein Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Veronica Hein

So fun! Loved it.

Bowen Weather-Banton Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Bowen Weather-Banton

Loved the walk, especially the view from the Observatory:) will definitely be coming back to Greenwich now

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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. 

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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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