10 Best Escape Rooms in Los Angeles 2022

22 Nov 2022

While there are many escape rooms in Los Angeles, 60out consistently ranks number one for our exciting, unique, and immersive escape rooms. With hundreds of 5-star reviews, our games keep players coming back again and again — and for good reason! Players love our escape rooms for their high-tech puzzles, out-of-the-box challenges, and extreme attention to detail.

In this article, we’ll review our best escape rooms in LA, as decided by past players. We’ve analyzed hundreds of reviews to help you find the right experience for you! From horror to fantasy and everything in between, there’s sure to be an escape room for everyone.

Without further ado, here is the updated list of our top ten escape rooms in LA. Keep reading the top ten, or jump straight to our picks for the best family escape room, scariest escape room, and more.

10 Best Escape Rooms in LA:

  1. Ghost Ship
  2. Grandma’s Master Plan
  3. Casino Heist
  4. Amityville
  5. Houdini
  6. The Orphanage
  7. Alice in Wonderland
  8. Dracula
  9. Mafia
  10. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

10. Ghost Ship

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Players: 2–6
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 12 years
  • Theme: Horror

Ghost Ship Escape Room

Our haunted ghost ship provides the scare factor! Picture this: you’re trapped on a haunted ship, where an entire cursed ghost crew has been trapped for years. Oh yeah, and it’s up to you to break the spell, or risk staying on the accursed ship forever.

Located on Melrose Ave, Ghost Ship is a horror game perfect for team building. It's one of our biggest, and most immersive games. Player reviews consistently mention this game's “innovative” puzzles, mild spookiness, and expert game masters. Fans of horror that isn’t too terrifying: this one's definitely for you.

See what players have to say: “Had such a great time escaping the Ghost Ship! Puzzles were fun and challenging — everyone in my group (which included seasoned pros and first timers) loved it! Shoutout to Gamemaster Angelique for helping make it such a memorable experience. So, so much fun. I'll definitely be back to try out the other rooms. :)”Haileymash, Los Angeles, CA.

9. Grandma’s Master Plan

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Players: 3–7
  • Time: 75 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 10 years
  • Theme: Action

Grandma’s Master Plan Escape Room

Sweet old granny has disappeared…leaving you with a letter about her inheritance and more questions than answers about her hidden past. Now you need to uncover your grandma’s secrets in her cozy home…before they come back to bite you. Learn the truth about grandma’s less-than-innocent past and make it out in time!

A room for escape room enthusiasts and hardcore puzzle lovers, Grandma’s Master Plan is 75 minutes of fun, making it one of 60out's longest experiences.

While this game is a player favorite, it’s not recommended for beginners, and takes lots of thinking to escape, even with the extended time limit! Reviewers describe Grandma’s Master Plan as “challenging in the best way”, with intricate puzzles and extremely convincing old-school-grandma decor.

See what players have to say: I've done about 30+ rooms and this is in my top 5 favorites (the Houdini room from 60Out being my favorite). Grandma has a lot of great surprises and different tech that usually you don't see in rooms. I appreciate that the room had a clear storyline from start to finish as it slowly unravels. We had 3 total in our group and we are all experienced with escapes and this room had just the right amount of puzzles/tasks for us all to do. I feel this would also could be done by 4 or 5 novice players and they would be satisfied. We escaped in 47 mins with no clues”Luke C., Los Angeles, CA.

8. Casino Heist

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Players: 2–6
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 10 years
  • Theme: Action

Casino Heist Escape Room

60out's second room to open is still one of the most popular, and is loved by groups of all ages. In this game, you receive the keys to a secret storage room, lying forgotten in an abandoned casino. Can you say “ka-ching”?! Well, unfortunately, your competitors also received this key. Can you get to the money before the other team does — and before the casino is demolished? You have one hour…

Casino Heist is perfect for first-time escape room players or groups of two. While the puzzles are by no means simple, they provide a great introduction to how escape rooms work, and require wits and brain power to solve. This game is beloved by experts and beginners alike, and is ranked 4.5/5 stars by over 570 reviews!

See what players have to say: “First time Escape room goer, and we had a blast!! We did the Casino Heist room — great level for beginners, not too difficult and definitely not too simple. Generally a great overall experience. We all had a blast!”Nancy S., Los Angeles, CA

7. Amityville

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Players: 2–6
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 13 years
  • Theme: Horror

Amityville Escape Room

The name itself brings popularity to this room, which is perfect for fans of horror. Yes, you guessed it — this room is based on the Amityville horror house in the small town of Amityville, on the south shore of Long Island. Here’s the situation: you’ve been house-hunting for a while, and finally found what you think is the perfect house. Until you learn about its haunted past… Every family that lived there before you has disappeared. Will you survive your new home?

This escape room is just as creepy as it is exhilarating. You’ll find clues and solve puzzles to escape while experiencing thrills and chills like never before. While Amityville is one of our slightly less scary horror escape rooms, it’s certainly not for the faint of heart.

See what players have to say: “I've done a few escape rooms now and this place did not disappoint. My friends and I did the AMITYVILLE room and it was equally fun and creepy. We love horror and scary escape rooms and I can honestly say this was a good room. This room sets itself apart from others I've done by being more interactive with the environment. I'm not just talking about locks and keys or opening closets and cabinets. I won't spoil any more, but this room felt fresh and I'd definitely come back!”Matt R., Moreno Valley, CA.

6. Houdini

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Players: 2–5
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 12 years
  • Theme: Adventure

Note: This escape room involves physical activity like climbing, crawling, and rolling.

Houdini Escape Room

The puzzles in Houdini's room are filled with tricks and magic, making this room unique and innovative. This fan-favorite escape room puts you, a prospective student at Houdini Academy, to the ultimate test. You’ll need to solve puzzles and undergo trials to prove you’re worthy of the famed escape master’s time.

Players rave about this room’s brain-twisting puzzles, immersive set, and differences from other escape rooms. In fact, players consistently refer to it as one of the best escape rooms they’ve ever done. But don’t take our word for it; check out this review from an expert escape room player below.

See what players have to say: “Decided to head down to So Cal for a short little break during thanksgiving. We decided to try the Houdini and Hyde Circus. Our family had a great time in both rooms. The circus has a more traditional puzzle escape room experience, a very cute and fun theme. However, the Houdini just blew us away. The set, immersion and surprises were unexpected. It was intense and very nerve-wracking… got my adrenaline pumping! We've done over 70+ escape all over California and other states. But Houdini is definitely in my top 3 rooms. Shout out to Patrick-the awesome game master too”Ann N., San Jose, CA.

5. The Orphanage

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Players: 2–6
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 10 years
  • Theme: Horror

The Orphanage Escape Room

This room is freaking scary. In fact, reviews even use certain four-letter words to describe this game! Intrigued? Keep reading.

The Orphanage takes place in the eerie Fernvale Orphanage, a long-abandoned institution whose last director went crazy trying to enter the spirit world. You and your friends make the questionable choice to explore the building, only to find yourselves trapped inside. But there’s someone (or something) trapped in there with you. Can you make your way out in one piece? Only the bravest will find out…

Fun fact: This beloved horror room became even more popular when Ariana Grande and James Corden made this room one of 60out's most visited by being featured in Carpool karaoke.

See what players have to say: “Our group did the orphanage and it scared the sh*t out of us! We loved it and we had a such a great time! Thankfully we were successful and we made it out thanks to our lovely game master Becca aka Dark Lord!… Only flaw was it was too short lol! 10/10 would recommend for a quick scare!”Eddie T., Cerritos, CA.

4. Alice in Wonderland

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Players: 2–6
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 12 years
  • Theme: Fantasy

Alice in Wonderland Escape Room

A family favorite escape room, Alice in Wonderland is the perfect adventure for birthday parties or groups who want light-hearted fun. The room is colorful and whimsical and lets you spend some time in your favorite fantasy world.

In this game, you’re tasked with saving Alice from being punished for a crime she did not commit! You’ll adventure through the magic of Wonderland in an attempt to get to Alice before the Red Queen can chop off her head!

This room is perfect for an afternoon with the family or a sweet date night. The puzzles are fun, creative, and, as one review notes, “difficult but not to the point of total frustration”.

See what players have to say: “Our family completed Alice in Wonderland today (2 adults, 1 pre-teen and 1 child) with 15 minutes to spare! Wes and Vanessa were amazing. They brought the background story to life and super helpful and funny. About the room: we have been to at least over 10 escape rooms together with varying difficulties and this is one of the ones we all enjoyed (keep in mind we have an 8-year-old with us so must have puzzles she can help with). Puzzles varied from visual, auditory, and even logic and math! All are solvable if you pay close attention. Some are easier than others for sure. The kiddos did well with these puzzles but by no means are they easy. Also, my kids have been to many escape rooms so they know the drill and enjoy the puzzles”Karen G., Glendale, CA.

3. Dracula

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Players: 2–6
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 13 years
  • Theme: Horror

Dracula Escape Room

If you’re looking for a blood-curdling challenge (literally!), then this vampire-themed escape room is the right choice for you. Dracula has fans challenged, with nearly every review noting that this escape room is definitely difficult — and super fun.

Dracula, one of our most elaborate rooms, tasks players with saving Los Angeles from a dangerous vampire takeover — no biggie! You and your team of vampire hunters have one hour to catch Dracula before the sun sets, leaving the vampires free to wreak havoc.

This room is definitely best for players who are up for a challenge! You’ll challenge your wits and test your courage as you work as a team to save the beloved City of Angels.

See what players have to say: “We did several rooms at this location, but one of the more elaborate rooms is Dracula. The challenges to the room were very fitting for collaboration and definitely required teamwork and communication. Will definitely continue to frequent their escape rooms”Teak L., Los Angeles, CA.

2. Mafia

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Players: 2–6
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 12 years
  • Theme: Action

Mafia Escape Room

When you and your mafia gang find out your Boss is being released from prison, what else is there to do but have a crazy night celebrating? But when you wake up, you realize you’ve hidden all the mafia money somewhere. If only you could remember where…

To solve this puzzle, you and your team need to find the money before your Boss finds out it's missing. While this escape room is rated “easy”, it still takes plenty of brain power and skill to solve the puzzle in time. Mafia is great for players doing their first escape room, or anyone looking for something that isn’t too challenging.

Reviewers recommend this room for duos and groups alike! However, it does include some slightly adult themes (think: a night at the bar), so it may be best to leave the kids at home for this one.

See what players have to say: “My boyfriend and I showed up last minute and we were able to get into the Mafia escape room. It was perfect for just 2 as we were both able to work on puzzles to get out before the time was up… I'd highly recommend this spot to others as a fun date or group eventChristine D., San Jose, CA.

AND THE MOST POPULAR ESCAPE ROOM IS…

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Players: 4–8
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 10 years
  • Theme: Adventure

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Escape Room

It’s impossible to read a round-up of the best escape rooms in LA and not see Jumanji on the list! This game, based on popular films, brings the jungle to life with immersive entertainment like you’ve never experienced before!

In this escape room, you’ll get to know the wilds of the Jungle as you and your teammates band together to survive. The technology embedded into the Jumanji escape room is at a much grander scale than anything else we have created before, providing a much more intense, exhilarating playing experience.

Fans are truly raving about this room, with many saying it’s the best escape room they’ve ever done. It’s no surprise that this room is always booked weeks in advance, so make sure to plan ahead!

See what players have to say: “Jumanji is such a phenomenal room. The experience was pure ADVENTURE. The time allotted was not enough to appreciate its production value (arguably, we did lose a chunk of time being mesmerized by the room's magical elements). It elicited many wow’s and dropped surprises left and right. The puzzles were hyper-engaging from start to finish. A mixture of nostalgia from watching the original Jumanji as a kid and adventure from the revamped, digitized Jumanji. Definitely a room to revisit and share with friends/families who visit Los Angeles!”An Thien T., Los Angeles, CA.

Final Thoughts: Best Escape Rooms in LA for Every Situation

  • Best Family-Friendly Escape Room: Alice in Wonderland
    Why? Alice in Wonderland is not too hard, but not too easy, making it a good choice for groups that include varying levels of expertise. This room is also colorful, whimsical, and most importantly, not scary, making it an awesome choice for kids.
  • Scariest Escape Room: The Orphanage
    Why? Reviews for The Orphanage escape room consistently mention just how terrifying this escape room is… often in all-caps. Several players have named The Orphanage as 60out’s scariest game.
  • Best Escape Room for Two Players: Mafia Why? Unlike some rooms, in which you’ll benefit hugely from more brains on the task, Mafia is totally doable with only two people. Hopefully, the two of you will get out with just enough time to spare!
  • Best Escape Room for Birthday Parties: Ghost Ship
    Why? Ghost Ship isn’t too scary, and is great with groups, where you’ll rely on teamwork to get out. Reviews note that everyone has fun in this room, from first-timers to seasoned pros.
  • Best Escape Room for Experts: Grandma’s Master Plan
    Why? This room is really hard, and often takes a group of experts nearly the entire time to escape (with clues)! Enough said.
  • Best Escape Room for Beginners: Casino Heist
    Why? Casino Heist is full of fun — and puzzles that aren’t too difficult. Rated “easy,” this room is highly engaging without being too hard and provides a great introduction to how escape rooms work.

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