San Francisco Treasure Hunts

“I highly recommend San Francisco Treasure Hunts to any manager looking to bring their team together over an afternoon of puzzles & fun.”

Mark Provost, Salesforce
“Our team loved the hunt. I loved how (Jayson) Wechter mixes in history. He’s a really fascinating guy. Sort of part historian part tour guide, part facilitator.”

John Ghasghai, TiVo Inc.
“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
“Our customized Angel Island hunt was intellectually & physically stimulating. We enjoyed rising to the challenges and would do it again. We all had a great time."

Sara Ruiz, Genentech, Inc.


All of our treasure hunts are customized for your group and location. To get an idea of some of our most popular locations, check out the list below and schedule your hunt today.


Take the word for a sneak attack from a concealed spot and subtract a backwards mother to get this street’s name.
Just east of a building numbered with three 3s, you’ll see the smallest bookshop in the city.


SF Treasure Hunts founder Jayson Wechter is a former journalist and personnel manager, a private investigator and an amateur historian who draws on his professional experiences to produce intellectually challenging treasure hunts for corporate team-building, social events and tour groups. He has spent over two decades unraveling real-life mysteries, and aims to give treasure hunters the experience of being a sleuth for a day, leading to the joyful “Ah ha!” moment that comes from solving a mystery or puzzle. He is fond of alleyways, film noir, cats, bridges and the salt and pepper squid at Yuet Lee.

Since 1988, he’s created urban sleuthing adventures for more than 40,000 enthusiastic participants. Our award-winning events emphasize team-building, collaborative problem solving and creative thinking, and showcase the secret treasure spots of San Francisco and the Bay Area.