Gaming the System

San Francisco is overflowing with a bounty of hidden gems. The folks at Watson Adventures want to show you a few of 'em. Founded in the early '90s, Watson Adventures was created as a means of helping participants enjoy the undiscovered treasures found within city walls -- overlooked locales, notable parks, and museums. Today, more than 200,000 people across the nation have enjoyed Watson’s unique, adult-only scavenger hunts. These special walking tours invite participants to answer a series of tricky and humorous riddles to uncover fascinating historical facts about markers located off the beaten path. This week, Watson explores the heart of Chinatown and Barbary Coast with its North Beach and Chinatown Chase Scavenger Hunt. The tour charts the immigrant experience, the 1906 earthquake, and the favorite haunts of famous writers like Jack Kerouac, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bret Harte. Enjoy your summer sun with a slice of the historic.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2 p.m., 2012

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