Those who enjoy suspense-filled activities should check out an escape room (or two) on your next trip to the Los Angeles area. These engaging adventures might give your mind a workout, but they're also fun.
There are a few escape rooms in Hollywood—enough so you should have no problem finding one that will suit your tastes. This guide will focus on a few of our favorites. With any luck, they'll become some of yours as well.
When you visit QUESTROOM, you're not just killing time—you're creating a memory you will cherish for years to come.
In keeping with the Hollywood tradition, the scenery in these interactive escape rooms is beyond compare. Choose between a number of pulse-pounding scenarios, from The Spell Breakers to Malediction to Cannibal's Den 2.0. QUESTROOM's experiences begin with an exciting setup and unforgettable characters, then set you free to complete the puzzle. You'll never forget your time here—and neither will your companions.
If you want a true challenge, visit the Escape Hotel Hollywood. The rooms here have low escape rates—even hardcore adventurers have difficulty solving the mysteries.
In the Cursed Crypt, you and your team become archaeologists searching for the Pyramid of Ancient Wisdom, a treasure that's been stolen from a sacred tomb. As you attempt to reclaim this artifact, you'll face numerous obstacles across various locations.
For an even greater challenge, check out the Attic. A baby girl was born in this building nearly a century ago, but she was so hideous that her mother locked her in the attic. In her solitude, little Elena vowed revenge against her parents—and proceeded to wreak havoc on them and everyone unlucky enough to enter the house.
The Escape Revolution promises experiences that are so authentic, you might have a hard time remembering that it's all just a game. Every setup is a delight, from the Armored Vehicle Heist to the gritty Escobar adventure.
If you want to take the entrapment element to the next level, check out Prison Break: Wrongfully Convicted. Here, you and your friends serve life sentences for a crime you didn't commit. It's up to you to gather allies from the inside and hope that they'll be able to help you escape.
60Out offers 23 games in 5 different locations, and each one is an engaging ride through an alternate reality. The company still needs to skimp its budget, so you'll be fully immersed in the experience from start to finish.
Unlike some competitors, who tend to draw from a single theme, 60Out has something for everyone. Whether you prefer horror, fantasy, or virtual reality, you'll find a game here to suit your taste.
If you're a high fantasy fan, try Wizard's Treasure, where you're tasked with breaching the domain of the evil wizard Haladrax to foil his latest scheme. For a taste of horror, climb aboard the Ghost Ship and attempt to release the crew and passengers from the curse that has held them hostage for years. Or try the Casino Heist and see if you can beat a rival gang to the prize before demolishing the entire building.
After you've finished the games, stretch your legs on one of the nearby hiking trails. The fresh air will help bring you back to reality until you're ready to go back. With so many great escape rooms in Hollywood, you won't be able to stop at just one.