Do you have kids? Have you been hearing about escape rooms but haven't had a chance to try them because you have kids at home? Or maybe it's your kids that have been nagging you to bring them to an escape room? Either way, you're in luck!
All of our escape games are family friendly, meaning you can bring your kids with you to play. We recommend kids ages 12 and up, but we have had plenty of younger kids play with their families. We've had a few 9 and 10 year olds finding clues quicker than their parents and solving puzzles that seem to stump the others. We've had some 4 year olds who don't contribute as much to the puzzle solving but they certainly share in the escape room excitement with their families. Teens, especially, have an absolute blast. While adults look for reasons why a solution to a puzzle won't work, kids are busy listing all the ways it can. It is truly remarkable how effective a good imagination can be for solving an escape room!
An escape room is a great way to disconnect from your phones, strengthen your communication, and make new memories as a family. We've had families come through who have done many escape rooms together, and look forward to the next one.
If you choose to bring your kids with you and you can allow them to have their own fun for a few hours. G3kids, a gymnastics and athletic gym for kids, is just one block away from us, at 934 Garnet Ave. They offer a special "Parent's Night Off" every Friday night from 6:00-10:00pm where you can drop your kids off at their open gym and the instructors provide structured games, movies, and pizza. Pick them up after your own game and dinner, and everyone has fun!
Kids or not, our escape rooms are a lot of fun. Hopefully we'll see you soon!
Do you love to travel? (We do.) Escape rooms are the perfect activity for those who travel a lot. We did a lot of traveling last year across the country, and found ourselves playing an escape room or multiple escape rooms in each city we visited.
Because you can only play each escape room once, eventually you will run out of games in your hometown. That's why traveling to different cities to play escape games in the next evolution of play. We try to play at least two escape rooms in each city we visit. It's a great, fun, activity to add to your schedule that doesn't involve eating or drinking. It takes only an hour or so of your time, so you can still fit in (...take a break from...) your parks, museums, or whatever spots called you to that city in the first place.
Being in the heart of San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood, we've had so many tourists visit us (have you seen the pins on our map?). We meet so many escape room addicts from Los Angeles that have exhausted all the escape rooms in LA and have ventured down south to hit us. It's also so great to see when we have visitors from all over the country/world that have played hundreds of escape games throughout the country/world that have found us to add to their list.
It's just as special when first time players find us on TripAdvisor and decide to give escape rooms a try. These newbies are so blown away that they can't wait to try all the ones in their hometown. Our favorite is when our visitors have so much fun playing one of our escape rooms that they book our other escape room immediately after or return the next day. We've been told that Quicksand has been the highlight of their San Diego vacation.
Keep in mind that some escape games in major cities, where there aren't many companies, fill up days in advance. So when you're planning your trip, make sure to check their schedule to reserve a spot that fits best with your busy itinerary.
We just came back from a quick getaway to Palm Springs where we played two rooms at Escape Room Palm Springs. Some of our favorites across the country have been The Escape Game in Nashville and Austin, and Trapology in Boston. We'll keep you posted on more of our favorites as we travel more and try new escape rooms. Hopefully when you visit Quicksand Escape Games, we'll be your favorite escape room in San Diego!