Thousands To Converge On Coconut Grove For Herald Hunt

COCONUT GROVE (CBSMiami) – On Saturday, thousands will be drawn into downtown Coconut Grove, as the city is transformed for a large-scale scavenger hunt: the Herald Hunt.

The event, celebrating its 20th year, will begin at noon Saturday at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove.

The Herald Hunt, put on by CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald, is an immense, demented puzzle that is set up in various locations around one walkable urban neighborhood. Past sites for the hunt include downtown Miami, South Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables and Hollywood.

What attracts throngs of people to run themselves cuckoo across Coconut Grove? For some, it’s the thrill of the hunt. For others, it’s the maddening puzzles. For many this year, it’s the chance to win a cruise.

The first to solve the puzzle will win an eight-day Caribbean cruise from Miami aboard the new Carnival Breeze.

If you’re the second to decipher this doozy, you’ll win a five-day Carnival cruise from Florida.

Third place earns a three-day Carnival cruise from Florida.

According to the Herald, you can hunt alone, but a team is more fun and group thinking is a big advantage. Children are welcome, and the hunt lasts about four hours.

You’ll want a cell phone and comfortable shoes. For more information, see the Herald Hunt guide.

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