San Francisco Treasure Hunts

The San Francisco

Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt


2018 San Francisco
Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt
Saturday, February 24

Ticket Prices

A maximum of 800 tickets (750 if it rains) will be sold.
Through January 7 (limited # available at this price)
January 8 – January 31
February 1 – February 21
February 22 - 24
Kids 14 - 17 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Kids under 14 (must be accompanied by an adult)
WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 3:00 p.m.)
WHERE: 555 Chestnut Street, (Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center gymnasium) between Powell & Mason Streets.
WHAT Teams of 4 to 6 people will solve a series of clues or puzzles leading to unique locations in and around Chinatown, North Beach and Telegraph Hill, amid the excitement and spectacle of the annual Chinese New Year Parade.


Tickets for the 2018 Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt will go on sale in early January. Please check back for ticket information.

Beginners who solved all the clues in 2017: We recommend that you move up to the Regular Division for 2018. Help make room for the newbies!

Special offer: If your company hires us to create a team-building treasure hunt, we’ll give you four free tickets to the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt!

Partial proceeds benefit the San Francisco Circus Center.


Definitely bring:

  1. A printout of your Eventbrite ticket.
  2. Comfortable footwear (you will do a lot of walking and / or running in the course of the hunt)
  3. A flashlight
  4. A spirit of adventure and a zest for new experiences.

Helpful but optional items:

  1. A smart phone or tablet.
  2. Snacks or drinks in a backpack.
  3. Strongly recommended: a clipboard or piece of foamcore for your answer sheets (8-1/2”x11”)

Everyone gets a detailed map of the playing area, and every team receives an alphabetic street index. You’re encouraged to bring your own maps, guidebooks or reference works to aid in solving clues. While familiarity with San Francisco geography is an advantage, the ability to collaboratively solve a puzzle and work as a team are more important.

For non-ticketing questions please check our Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt FAQ page. For further questions, please email us at

“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.