Frequently Asked Questions

We have food allergies. Will this be an issue?


There are several small food treats along the way. Please let us know if you have allergies so that we can make substitutions.




Where do your programs begin and end?


Our Chinatown/North Beach Adventure begins in Chinatown on the corner of California St and Grant Ave in front of Old Saint Mary's Cathedral and ends at Washington Square Park in North Beach with an optional trip up Lombard Street. Our Fisherman's Wharf Adventure begins at Pier 39 and ends at Ghirardellli Square. Our Japantown Adventure begins and end at the Japantown Peace Pagoda at Post and Buchanon. City Clues for Groups depends on the neighborhood(s) you choose.




Are we on our own?


Absolutely not. We want to have fun too. We'll start you off, see you at spots along the way and celebrate together at the end. Often there will be more than one family on your adventure. Each family will follow their own set of clues but you will meet each other along the way.




How much walking is there?


The tours/hunts are leisurely and fairly flat except for the optional Lombard Street challenge in the Chinatown/North Beach hunt. There are oportunities to rest along the way. We recommend good walking shoes and layered clothing for varying weather conditions. Please bring a stroller for young children.




Is this a good fit for children under 6?


Because of the amount of walking and reading, children 6 and up do best. If you'd like to bring children under 6 there is no charge. Please let us know and we will give you some picture only clues for them. Please bring strollers for toddlers.




Do you have group rates?


Yes. Contact us for rates.




What happens if it rains?


If it rains, you have the option of cancelling for a full refund with 24 hours notice. Otherwise we will hunt in the rain. Light rain is OK but we do not recommend hunting in downpours.




Is there parking nearby?


For the Chinatown start you can park at St. Mary's Garage located at 433 Kearny Street. Because you end in a different place than you begin we do recommend public transportation or ride share. However, we are happy to direct you back to your car. For the Fisherman's Wharf start, you could park at the Pier 39 lot. For the Japantown tour you can park at the Japan Center garage located at 1610 Geary. Please contact us if you have questions about public transportation. We are happy to direct you.




Can we buy gift certificates?


Yes! You can buy the gift certificate and the giftee can choose the date and program. Contact us with the number of people (adults and children) and we will send the gift certiciate to you.




How does it work?


A tour guide will meet you at the start and give you your clues. The guide will then meet you at several points throughout and provide a mini tour of cultural highlights. The guide will also provide games and challenges along the way. The guide will wrap up your visit at the end with a fun game and a token treasure.





City Clues Adventures and Tours

415/269-2077

info@citycluesadventures.com

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