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 Senior Human Resources Analyst for a large San Francisco Bay Area employer. He combines his HR skills with his previous experience as a private investigator to create stimulating treasure (or scavenger) hunts for company team-building, social events and tour groups.

Jayson has spent over two decades unraveling real-life mysteries as an investigator, 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 puzzle. An amateur historian, he loves incorporating historical and cultural landmarks into his events so participants learn something new and notice overlooked visual delights in the urban environment.

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