Exploring Washington D.C. with Urban Adventure Quest
By: Penny Rogers
Posted: May 14th, 2015
Blog:Our Crazy Adventures In Autismland
Exploring Washington D.C. with Urban Adventure Quest was one of our favorite activities while we were in Baltimore. We spent our last day in the area which also turned out to be a gorgeous spring day. It was quite wet and muddy as all the snow melted. For us Floridians that was a bit different. We managed to snag a parking space on the street which was a feat in itself. I do suggest driving in as the Metro can get pricey with a family in tow. Do it once so you can say you did it but drive after that.
Washington D.C is a beautiful city with tons of things to do. You can do the monuments, museums galore or see the government buildings. What you can’t do is see it all in one day if you aren’t prepared. I was super excited when I saw the review opportunity for Urban Adventure Quest. For a non planner like me this was an excellent opportunity to make the most of our visit to the city. The children were quite excited to be doing a scavenger hunt. Maybe they were just excited to have a plan. Have I mentioned that I am not a planner by nature?
It will take you about 3 hours to do the entire quest. It tells you where to start then gives you a clue as to where to go as well as what to look for. If you happen to be directionally challenged, go ahead and find the compass app on your smartphone. Don’t judge. It will come in handy. After you answer the question, you get the next clue. You can get a hint or the answer if you are completely stumped. We had to get a hint once as well as an answer as we were absolutely stumped. The clues are not easy or hard but you have to pay attention to your surroundings. This is not a terrible thing.
The quest will take you about 3 hours. It is a TON of walking. If you have small children, bring a stroller. A water bottle and a snack wouldn’t hurt either. As you are throwing that in a backpack, throw in a pen/pencil as well as a small notebook. There is a clue or two that will require them. That was the clue we had to get the answer for as we had no way to write it down. In the grand scheme of things, it was a slight inconvenience.
Urban Adventure Quest has 37 locations to choose from so you are bound to find one near you. If you sign up for their email list, you can get discount codes. It was a fun adventure for us and a great way to see little known parts of the city. We would have never walked into the American Indian museum or the Sculpture Garden. You can stop and start at your leisure so it made taking a break easy enough for us. We look forward to doing more of these on our epic June adventure!
EXPERIENCE AN URBAN ADVENTURE QUEST
Solve clues, complete challenges
See sights, learn local history
Start when you want & play at your pace …all guided from any Smart Phone
$49 per team quest for 2-5 players or $30 for a mini quest
Discounts for schools, military and email subscribers and group teams
I was given a quest to try out for free in the city of my choice in exchange for a fair and honest review. All the opinions in this article belong to me after experiencing the quest. No other compensation was given other than the free quest.