San Diego, CA: Escape Room Recommendations

Latest Update: Feb 16, 2023

We spent almost all of our 24 hours in beautiful San Diego locked in giant puzzles. Regrets? None.

It’s a fun, puzzley escape room market. It has a surprisingly different feel from Los Angeles, considering how geographically close they are.

Here are a few of our favorites broken out by category.

San Diego, California Escape Room Guide

Market Standouts

  1. The Lost Expedition, Steal and Escape πŸ”’
  2. The Missing Season, Steal and Escape
  3. The Neighbor, Steal and Escape
  4. Moriarty’s Manor, MindFox Escape
  5. Outside In, Top Tier Escape Rooms


Set and Scenery-Driven


And if you don’t mind driving 65 miles, check out 40 Thieves πŸ”’ at MindTrap Escape Room in Temecula, CA.

You are always welcome to contact us if this recommendation list doesn’t answer your specific questions.

πŸ”’ Golden Lock award winning experience


  1. Awesome recommendations! Did you guys get a chance to try out “The Lazarus Crystal” at Enigma HQ or “The Mystery at Fogmore Manor” at The Entrapment? We played that sometime last year based on a recommendation, and they were both really good and both somewhat different from the typical escape experience.

    1. No, we had a brief span of time in San Diego and played as much as we could, but I’d love to get back and see more. I also suspect that a lot of these companies will be opening plenty of fantastic new games in the near future (we may have received some sneak peaks).

  2. Oh this is a great find. I’m going to be traveling to SD tomorrow and have been wanting to try out an escape room. Though I don’t think I’m going to spend 24 hours if I can help it LOL.

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