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Imperial Beach scavenger hunt provides family fun, history lesson

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 18:46:54-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) -- Imperial Beach is known for its surfing, sandcastle competitions, and stunning pier, and now you can add scavenger hunt to the list, with a July event created to showcase the city's history and culture.

"We really want to make sure we're providing something that gives people the opportunity to get out and enjoy the community," says Imperial Beach City Councilman Mark West.

Imperial Beach has partnered with IB Active and the San Diego Bike Coalition to put on the scavenger hunt.

"It hunts down beautiful and historical places throughout our community, and it's been a great event," says West.

Families can make their way around Imperial Beach searching for clues, problem solving, and completing tasks.

"We've had over 200 families throughout Imperial Beach who are out every weekend riding their bikes, looking for clues on the Scavify app."

West says the scavenger hunt is quite fun, and you might call it "The Amazing Race," Imperial Beach style

"It is very similar, but we don't quite go to the extremes they do. It is very fun and a lot about solving problems. I mean there are questions on there like where is the oldest house in IB?" says West.

Family fun is what it's all about, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We wanted to provide something for our community that could get them out as a family, and enjoy the outdoors. They can also learn about their community, and see the art we have done," West says.