Celebrate the thrill of the chase and the joy of discovery on National Scavenger Hunt Day on May 24. If you’re an adventurous modern-day treasure seeker, you’re in luck. There are plenty of places where you can uncover hidden gems. This can include things that you can find with metal detectors and drones. But it can also include things that you can track down with apps like OfferUp or online marketplaces like eBay to find rarities.
Where can you uncover the best places to find hidden gems?
The team at LawnStarter looked into the data landscape and has come up with a fascinating ranking. The site compiled a list of the top states that offer the most thrilling adventures for treasure seekers in urban environments. They examined all 50 states to determine the best ones for urban treasure hunters. They considered a variety of factors, including the number of geocaching locations, antique shops, storage-unit auctions, and metal-detecting clubs. The considered a total of 14 metrics. Additionally, they investigated whether each state allows metal detection in their state parks.
Where did Florida rank for best urban treasure hunting?
Florida is the third best state for urban treasure hunting. So, if you’re in the mood for some exciting adventures and hidden gems, Florida is the place to be. The study found that Florida has the most flea markets compared to other states.
Where to discover treasures in Florida?
Operation Recreation GeoTour, hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 Florida state parks and trails. Treasure hunters can visit 20 caches and win the official Operation Recreation Geocoin.
You can find the full study and see where each state landed here.