Testimonials | San Francisco Treasure Hunts

What treasure hunters saying about our urban sleuthing adventures?

"This event was a ton of fun, and really brought our team together. I appreciate all of the work you and your team put in to facilitating the day for us."

Benjamin Wible


"We had a great time with the hunt yesterday.  The clues were crafty and really made everyone think outside the box and work together.  Thank you so much!"

Nancy Payne
Crosslink Capital


"Our experience with San Francisco Treasure Hunts was phenomenal.  The staff was responsive and kind.  The event was just enough of a mental and physical challenge to bring our team together.  I would highly recommend San Francisco Treasure Hunts to any manager looking to bring his or her team together over an afternoon of puzzles and fun."

Mark Provost


"Wonderful team event! We all had a great time! It’s rare when you have folks still talking about the experience after the weekend!

San Francisco Treasure Hunts was well organized from start to finish. Even the native San Franciscans in our group discovered that there was so much to still learn and explore in their hometown.   It was challenging and fun to use puzzles to figure out answers to a clues versus a traditional treasure hunt were you are given the clue and expected to find the answer.  This experience definitely brought our team closer and was a great way to see our team members’ strengths outside of the work environment.

Excellent balance of mental and physical engagement. Great for a range of age levels and personality types.

The historic factoids that Nancy shared at the end when we discussed answers were highly interesting and something that people wanted to learn more about. Not only were they fascinating, but they also provided a meaningful context around the location and players’ experiences."

Ann Wang Reed


"Thanks for such a wonderful event. Again, my team loved it!"

Kristin Onorato


"We had a great time seeing parts of the city we would never have seen without the hunt."

Scott Goldy
Teva Pharmaceuticals


"The clues give a great history lesson while at the same time learning about your team members."

Jeff Adams
Levi Strauss


"Throughout my career, I have been involved in many team-building activities at many companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and British Petroleum. Without question, the San Francisco Treasure Hunt was the best team-building activity I have ever participated in.

First of all, it accomplished the goals of a good team-building activity.  Everyone on the team participated.  We all had unique experiences and bits of knowledge that contributed to solving the puzzles.  We could not have finished the activity without everyone on the team.  Also, it got everyone working together to accomplish the goal - no one was "in charge", it was definitely a team effort.

Besides this, the activity was fun!  Everyone had a great time.  It was great exercise, and even the people who lived in San Francisco said they got to see parts of the city they had never seen before. 

I can highly recommend the San Francisco Treasure Hunt for any company's team building event."

Jamie Doll
App Dynamics


"A perfect activity for companies that are looking for an outdoor activity which appeals to a broad array of people.  It’s a great workout for both the brain and body and is a great way to get a historical tour of San Francisco."

Gavin Bridgeman
Techsoft 3D


"My company did a custom treasure hunt in the SOMA/ Union Square area as part of a team offsite meeting. It was a hilarious and fun event that allowed us to collaborate as a team and learn a bit more about our fellow employees.  We would definitely use SF treasure hunts again for another event."

Erin Davidson
Peanut Labs


"The hunt was great!  We had a lot of fun.  It worked just as well for the participants from across the country as it did for the natives.  A great team-building event!"

Eric Schmautz
Wells Fargo


"Hi Jayson, I wanted to let you know our team had a great time yesterday! Thanks to you and Judy for putting on a great team building experience for our team."

Shana Ryan


"I wanted to send you a special thanks for an outstanding day of fun and team building yesterday! It was very well organized and we all had a wonderful time. Just a few of the comments I received back are:

“Thanks for the wonderful outing yesterday. It was fun and we enjoyed it very much. It was the best company event I have ever been to!”

“Thanks for making such a memorable day. Really well planned and enjoyable. A fun day to remember.”

“I enjoyed the day and it is my first outing at work ever. I am very lucky to be a part of this team.”

Thanks again for an event very well done. I would (and will) recommend you to all of my colleagues!"

Scott Fenton
Wind River Systems


"I’ve received nothing but positive feedback from my team after going on our hunt. I gave my team a choice of team building activities and they chose the hunt. We were not disappointed.  For us, the hunt was serving several functions – a fun activity to reward our team for their hard work, a chance to interact outside the office setting, and a problem-solving and teambuilding exercise.  It delivered on all of them.

I appreciated how SF Treasure Hunt worked with me to tailor a hunt to my team’s needs. We were able to pack everything into two fun and intense hours.  Many of my coworkers commented on how they discovered new landmarks and gems that they routinely walk past on their way to and from the office and had never noticed before.  It worked very well to have more clues than we had time to cover because it meant teams had to strategize and plan their time and we didn’t all go to the same places.  Your facilitators were professional and great to work with.  "

Samantha Salvia
AECOM Design + Planning


"Thank you so much for organizing the treasure hunt.  This was the first time our office had done anything like this and now everyone wants to do it again.  It was a great team- building experience and everyone enjoyed the friendly competition."

Kelly Darroch
Managing Consultant, Navigant Consulting


"This is a fairly new team with a new executive leader.  Everyone was uncertain of each other’s style.  This allowed for each to put work aside and get to know each other, while doing problem solving and collaboration as a unit (in a fun way).  It really brought down barriers between/among the management team."

Trudie Berry


"SF Treasure Hunts provided the Icon Estates marketing and public relations staff with a team building day that taught us the importance of everyone's contribution, challenged us to approach problems creatively (and jointly!) and allowed each person's individual talents to be revealed. We also laughed ourselves silly. We were a tight knit group to begin with, but this exercise enhanced those traits and gave us even more positive experiences to carry us forward. We're already talking about doing this again next year."

Bethany Zepponi
Icon Estates


"Great Fun!  The team really enjoyed the cerebral hunt."

Liz Bouchama


"Great fun and brings teams together with a strong thinking and task-based event."

Edward Tang


"We had a great time at the Treasure Hunt yesterday.  I've received great feedback about this activity from everyone who participated; everyone thought it was a fun activity that definitely got our competitive juices flowing, and we all learned a great deal about San Francisco, even those who grew up in the City.  It was also a great team-building experience: we definitely learned a lot about different people's styles. Thank you again - this was a really wonderful activity for us!"

Linda Cheu
Economics Research Associates


"The event was a big hit and everyone enjoyed the hunt.  The experience was all that we expected.  We had a great time seeing parts of the city we would never have seen without the hunt."

Scott Goldy
Teva Pharmaceuticals


"The Treasure Hunt was an outstanding team building experience. The questions/clues were challenging and enabled us to collaborate as a team. Nancy did a great job coordinating the activity. Overall this was a great experience. Our group got a lot out of the treasure hunt while having a great time."

Joe Deza
Wells Fargo


"We contacted SF Treasure Hunts to provide a social activity during an annual conference--a chance for attendees to stretch their legs and see a little of the city. Jayson was very easy to work with, even agreeing to include some of our company's history in the clues. All parties, even our San Francisco natives, came back smiling and raving about Jayson's creativity in crafting such a challenging activity. We expected it to be fun, but it also turned out to be educational and a great team builder for our group. I would highly recommend SF Treasure Hunts!"

Jenny Horstman
Wells Fargo Bank


"It was absolutely the best experience that we have ever had…we are a diverse team, and EVERYONE got something out of the hunt! I am very sure that the members of our team will never forget their San Francisco experience with you folks. We cannot express how much we enjoyed our event”

Kathryn Saccenti
Cisco Systems


"Our team loved the hunt. I loved how (Jayson) Wechter mixes in the history. He’s a really fascinating guy. He’s sort of part historian part tour guide, part facilitator."

John Ghasghai
TiVo Inc


"Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful experience with us!  It has been overwhelming to glean all of the positive feedback from our participants.  Everybody, (even the few of those who were certain they weren't going to enjoy the experience!), has expressed how much fun they had.  It was such a positive & fun experience.  I've overheard many people discussing their group dynamics, and retelling their adventures and strategies, etc.  It was, hands down, the hit of the day! Thank you, thank you!!!"

Kris Geerds
Blue Shield of California


"Our department’s customized Angel Island treasure hunt was both intellectually and physically stimulating. My group enjoyed rising to the challenges and would do it again. We all had a great time."

Sara Ruiz


"San Francisco Treasure Hunts created a surprise birthday party treasure hunt for my husband. The party was comprised of a very diverse group of people, and I wanted an activity that would pull people together with a common goal. It was FANTASTIC! Not only did people really enjoy the team-oriented nature of the hunt, but they learned a lot about San Francisco. After the party, almost everyone called or e-mailed to talk about how much they enjoyed the hunt. One couple said it was the best party they had ever been to! If you're looking for a fun, unique activity that well suited towards a broad spectrum of people, contact San Francisco Treasure Hunts!"

Jean Kovacs
President & CEO, Comergent


"Jayson, thank you again for the great job you did for our team event. Everyone had a fantastic time trying to figure out the clues that you had put together for us. All the clues were perfectly adequate for the set of people we had (most were born outside of the US and only very few with SF knowledge), so really I appreciate that you tailored the hunt to our specific requirements. Every one had a lot of fun and they have not stop talking about it since. As the organizer of the event I now have the very hard challenge to try to top this one!"

Emmanuel R. Saint-Loubert
Tumbleweed Communications


"Thanks again for a terrific team building experience. It was terrific to hear the team "buzz" after the hunt - everyone worked well together to decipher clues and strategize their actions.  Everyone enjoyed the pursuit and the race to the finish; what a challenge! "

Teresa Rodgers


"We got the opportunity to see things in San Francisco that we have never noticed even though we walk right by them everyday."

Ara Gopal
Deloitte & Touche


"The event was a huge success.  I brought together 4 different corporate sales and technical teams who needed to learn to work better with one another.  For the event, I created teams by geography.  By the end of the event, I noticed individuals who previously avoided one another talking and sharing ideas.  Four weeks after this event my company has noted a marked improvement in communication and teamwork.  Perhaps the best news is that every participant had so much fun!  They all loved running around the city. Thanks for your efforts."

Tracy A. Pallas


"Everyone had a really great time!  The clues were clever, fun, and challenging, and took everyone to sites in the city they otherwise would pass by without a thought.  The treasure hunt is a great way to spend a beautiful day out and about in San Francisco.

Our Summer Associates had such a great time at the treasure hunt on May 25th! The event was a great way to do some team building and tour San Francisco."

Bonnie Griffin
Attorney Recruitment Coordinator, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman


"Thank you for providing us with a wonderful Summer Associate and team-building event. It was the best event of the summer. The group had a great time!"

Sherean Neuhart
Recruiting Coordinator, Steefel, Levitt & Weiss


"We enjoyed a great day of fun in San Francisco thanks to the treasure hunt put together for us by San Francisco Treasure Hunts. An excellent San Francisco and team experience."

Heike van Geel
SAP AG Corporate Consulting Team

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