Life is an adventure!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already August. How did that happen? It seems like it was just yesterday we all were sharing our New Year’s resolutions. But here it is, late August and before you know it, the kids will be back in school and summer will be over. We can almost hear some of you groaning at this very thought!

But let’s be honest. When you live in San Diego, summer is never really over. After all, we live in paradise and the weather is beautiful, year round.  For us, we especially love our balmy 72-degree weather because it’s a perfect fit for what we do: creating unique Team Building Experiences.
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We launched Where You Want To Be back in 2003 and since then, our programs have evolved. But this year, we’ve taken it to a whole new level as we’ve expanded our offerings and we’re super excited! Our goal? To give you a life experience so memorable, you can’t WAIT to come back for more. 
While our ever popular Urban Challenge Scavenger Hunts continue to be our signature product, we’ve added some very cool and innovative experiences like our Wellness Walks and  
Outdoor Meetings. The idea behind these new offerings allows us to show off 
“hidden San Diego spots” (which is what we’re known for) while incorporating takeaways that will help strengthen your team.  
For example, Bridging the Gap is a unique experiential team bonding activity that gets your people talking and brainstorming together.  And to make it even more unique, our experienced guides/facilitators will walk you across 5 beautiful bridges, that serve as metaphors to the importance of “bridge building.” 
If you want to engage your team but your time is limited (say you only have about 1 hour?), there’s our fun Creative Ice Breakers  which can be used to either kick off your meeting OR at the end of the day, to energize your team after a long day of meetings.  For those who prefer to explore the city while getting in a little bit of exercise, you may want to check out our Rise & Shine Running Tour.
Marc & Darlynne Menkin are the co-owners of Where You Want To Be, a San Diego based company that specializes in fun team building EXPERIENCES and unique tours to hidden spots. Our sister company, Out of the Ordinary has been creating high energy, competitive Team Building GAMES since 1996. Both companies have received numerous awards including Best Team Building by Southern California Meetings & Events and Best Tour for Locals by San Diego Magazine. 
Marc & Darlynne Menkin
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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Patti G, YMCA

Marc’s excellent leadership in helping organize a tour to help emphasize customer service skills through Where You Want to Be Tours was just the ticket for our staff looking for a alternative fun atmosphere to learn and enjoy the value of good customer service. I have known and worked with both Marc and Darlynne for many years and always found their enthusiasm for San Diego refreshing and inspiring. Most importantly our staff did too as evidence by the great evaluations we received from our time spent together!


Thank you so much for an outstanding event. The photo album and CDs arrived. The pictures look great “


Marc is someone I always enjoy doing business with. He approaches work as something that can be fun, which makes him a natural tour professional. I am a lifelong San Diegan and Marc opened my eyes through his great programs to aspects of my hometown I never knew existed.”

John D, San Diego AD Club

I have worked with Marc in several capacities. All turned out to be profitable experiences and provided high, quality marketing and Public Relations exposure for me. Marc and his wife Darlynne participate in a radio and television program that we conducted from Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Their accurate and exciting reports from the Resort created business for us as well as media impressions that are directly attributable to our relationship. I have also participated in and had my employees and coworkers participate in their San Diego Scavenger Hunts. They are great team building exercises, but for me I wanted to learn more about the neighborhoods that I was selling products in. I had my team do them to learn about the businesses in the tour areas and also for our Editorial team to learn about the current situation and past histories of the neighborhoods. I highly recommend both Marc and Darylene in any professional capacity. They are truly qualified people and as a bonus amongst the most pleasant people I have ever worked with.

Scott B, Daimler Trucks North America

Once again your team did an amazing job and our participants loved it.”


How does this sound: the sun is beginning to set, the air is fresh and cool, and you can casually stroll with a small group and enjoy finding things hidden from every day view. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon relaxing and moving around, and also a great way to entertain visitors with a tourist event that all will enjoy. The walks are designed to fit the aerobic abilities of all, they are easy jaunts on level ground but you will be surprised at the end how far you have managed to easily walk. This is a great way to spend a few hours meeting new people, visiting new places and falling in love with San Diego all over again.“

Amber B, UCSD

Thank you so much for everything!! The staff loved it and it was just what we needed to kick off the year! You two have been fantastic to work with and I hope we can work together again soon!!!”

Bay H, Meeting Planner

Darlynne, Marc and the entire team at Where You Want To Be Tours exemplifies the true spirit of San Diego & Southern California. Their tours are unique and fantastically fun. The tour guide are hospitable, full of energy and very informative about the history and culture of our wonderful city. No matter your group size or demographic, Where you want to be can create an experience that is fulfilling for each participant.

Reggie Parks, Food & Beverage Manager, MARRIOTT

Darlynne is exacty what San Diego needs. She is a wonderful ambassador for the city and the region. Her work at Where You Want To Be Tours showcases the very best of what San Diego has to offer and she does it with class and professionalism.”


Marc and Darlynne Menkin started Where You Want to Be Tours several years ago, and their business has just blossomed! I’ve used them on many occasions, to take clients and colleagues on tours and scavenger hunts. They know San Diego inside out, and love sharing their secret spots, whether on foot or on a double decker bus. They drop the K and keep the F….U….N!”