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Spice up your next sightseeing venture by booking an interactive walking tour that incorporates live actors, scandalous story lines and a bit of old-fashioned treasure hunting. If you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself mingling with shifty bartenders and crime bosses. Immerse yourself in the action with the following:

SHANGHAI SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco
 Set during the California Gold Rush, this tour is really a two-and-a-half-hour scavenger hunt through the city’s North Beach and Chinatown neighborhoods to find a mystery mole. However, your rival gang, the Bowery Hounds, tries to thwart your every move. $40

ACCOMPLICE: HOLLYWOOD
Hollywood, Calif.
Groups of 10 work together to help unravel a kidnapping plot around a famous — and fictional — Hollywood actress. Neil Patrick Harris is part producer; two additional site-specific shows are also available in New York (one throughout the neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan and one entirely in Greenwich Village). $65, www.accomplicetheshow.com

DENVER INSIDE AND OUT
Denver
As unwitting accessories to one of the city’s most notorious heists, the actual 1922 armed robbery of the Denver Mint, participants are left to determine whodunit — just watch out for costumed criminals en route. $40, www.denverinsideandout.com

URBAN INTERACTIVE
Boston
Teams race against one another to complete a series of challenges that incorporate historic sites and a provided iPhone embedded with clues. $50 for two, www.urban-interactive.com