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Escape Room Games Unleashed: Immersive Outdoor Adventures

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones
  • Explore New York City's historic landmarks and hidden gems
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Compete for top spot on the New York City leaderboard
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Discover New York City's secret facts & places

Fun clues, puzzles & challenges

Play together or competitively

Fully flexible risk-free bookings

Next Steps

1. Select your game, pick a trail of your choice and receive your welcome email.
2. Rally your team and enter a team name and phone number(s) into the system.
3. Receive your welcome text, then head to the start location on a day and time of your choice.
4. Text START to receive the first in a series of cryptic directions. Solve the puzzles to unravel your mystery.
5. Discover unique places, the secret and hidden of your city - and great independant pubs/cafes!
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Find Your Nearest Escape Room Game

Each game explores a different area of city in one of two ways. Our classic games use puzzle-filled directions to guide players to exciting new sights. Our Story games do all this with the added bonus of an immersive story on top - play the main character and relive a tale from the city's past or experience a story all your own.

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Clues & Challenges

Clues don't require any prior knowledge and are generally made up of two parts:

1) Obscured directions that make reference to the city around you. Unravel their meaning and be guided by your surroundings.

2) A puzzle to be solved once you've followed the directions, search nearby to find your answers.

A mix of clues, puzzles and photo challenges

Guided by clues sent to your phone

- Receive snippets of history, quirky facts and intriguing stories about the areas you visit.

- Pub/cafe breaks along your hunt, all totally optional and some with discounts on food & drinks.

- Make memories at locations along the way, get inspiration from previous teams and share a clever snap!

- Race for a top position on the game leaderboard, or go at your own pace.

Learn snippets of history, optional breaks in pubs/cafes and a leaderboard for each game.

Fun activity for all groups

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New York City Escape Room Game Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Escape Room Games

RuddRobins Escape Room Game


Wonderful way to explore, Nottingham next!

Mayo for Sam Escape Room Game

Mayo for Sam

Great afternoon of puzzles and fun.Everyone enjoyed and even those of us who know London still discovered new things & …

You got snacks? Escape Room Game

You got snacks?

This is the second one of these we have done, we love them. Great day out and takes you places you've not been before. …

Bubbles Escape Room Game


We had a great time. Got stuck on one clue when it said look right not left, but worked it out in the end. We took a fe…

Definitely Maybe Escape Room Game

Definitely Maybe

Excellent experience. Really quick messaging and challenging but fun clues

Dally101 Escape Room Game


Myself and my partner really enjoyed this activity. I'm from Scotland and he is from outer London and both found it a g…

Team London birthdays Escape Room Game

Team London birthdays

We had a really great time! Really made my birthday!

TJT Escape Room Game


Such a unique and fun experience! It really allows you to see parts of the city that you wouldn’t necessarily visit! In…

Ru and Coel Escape Room Game

Ru and Coel

It was amazing getting to tour all the little details of Sydney while having an underlying story and puzzles to solve! …

Princess Squeak & the Silly Goose Escape Room Game

Princess Squeak & the Silly Goose

Such good fun, clever clues, and the trail took us to see parts of York we have never seen before! Loved it!

The Band on Tour Escape Room Game

The Band on Tour

A really fun day out. Got to see lots of the city and learn some interesting facts too!

Blakemores on Tour Escape Room Game

Blakemores on Tour

Excellent way to see the city

Joe’s adventure squad Escape Room Game

Joe’s adventure squad

A great way to explore Greenwich, we all really enjoyed it! Fun and challenging clues to keep us guessing, highly recom…

PRAA Escape Room Game


great way to explore the city we have just moved to!

Team Hammond Escape Room Game

Team Hammond

We had a great experience! Cambridge is our local City, but we were amazed at how much we'd never seen within such a sm…

The RamSchals Escape Room Game

The RamSchals

Great day out with kids (age 10-12). We loved it!

Woolpack Meadows explores Escape Room Game

Woolpack Meadows explores

What a fantastic opportunity to have fun and explore York. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you

Toiyub + Amber Escape Room Game

Toiyub + Amber

Amazing experience, it’s something different to do and you get to explore the history of Manchester. I would highly rec…

GOLD Escape Room Game


Excellent way to discover parts of London we did t know existed even as a Londoner and fun with friends

Stweam Escape Room Game


We had an absolutely fabulous afternoon working out the clues and searching high and low for the answers!! We'll defini…

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The “Fresh” Way To Experience A New York Escape Room

NYC escape rooms

What’s up, New York – change has been a long time coming and it’s finally your turn.

Until now, the brave, curious and adventurous brains of New York have been trapped behind doors, confined to opening hours and incarcerated within four walls. All of their own free will.

But not anymore!

Prepare to bust out of a New York escape room like no other with CityDays!

Just like any other escape room game, there’ll be challenges, puzzles and riddles designed to test you…

But our escape rooms New York do more than test your competitive side. We bring the games outdoors, where you and your friends, family, coworkers and more get the chance to expose historic neighborhood secrets, solve mysteries, and much, much more… 

No doors. No ceilings. No specific time slots. No hassle. That’s the CityDays way!

Urban Escape Rooms New York: An Outdoor Extravaganza

New York City escape rooms

New York, we have faith in you.

Whether you’re visiting New York or a born and bred New Yorker, we know you’re made of strong stuff. This is the city that never sleeps, so don’t go sleeping on this new way to explore, compete and test your skills! 

At CityDays, we create treasure and scavenger hunts, walking tours and outdoor escape rooms that push the limits. 

Through a mixture of painstaking research, some humble creativity and a healthy dose of ambition, we provide people like you with games they’ll never forget.

We love the philosophy of traditional escape rooms - you know, working together as a team, solving puzzles, deciphering riddles, all that stuff! But we fundamentally disagree with one point: that you have to be inside to do it.

You see, our New York escape rooms are held outdoors, and look a little different from other games you might have played. Let us fill you in…

CityDays’ Outdoor New York Escape Rooms: A Live-Action Game in New York’s Neighborhoods


We can all agree that escape rooms are awesome, right? 

You get that shiver of excitement as you and your buddies, family, SO or coworkers step up to the challenge. 

We want that feeling to last as long as possible, so we created something a little different. 

We’re passionate about turning cities into playgrounds and getting people of all ages to have fun. That’s the great thing about our outdoor New York escape room games: it’s easy for everyone to get involved.

At CityDays, we transform cities into playgrounds by creating routes and puzzles from scratch that are designed to test you and your team’s puzzle-solving, teamwork and observational abilities.

Most importantly, each of our outdoor New York escape room routes is based on the neighborhood it’s set in. No two games are the same and you’ll have to use your powers of deduction, wit and guile to complete the game. 

Brains, not brawn, will win you and your team the top spot on our New York leaderboard.

Prepare to take on some New York escape room games as you’ve never played them before. 

Here’s the lowdown on how our games work…

How Our Escape Rooms New York Work


Since our New York escape “rooms” are held outdoors, they’re “built” slightly differently. After all, as there are no rooms or physical barriers involved, you might be wondering what you need to do to complete the game…

Well, it’s really very simple. 

You and your team start at a chosen location (depending on which trail you pick). 

From there, you have to complete a set of tasks, puzzles and riddles, deciphering clues that will take you between locations, sent to your phone(s) via WhatsApp. If you don’t give us the right answer, you can’t move on in the game!

When you’ve sent us the correct answer, you’ll be given new clues and challenges to lead you to your next destination. Each location is located a short walking distance away, and may require you to keep your eyes peeled for possible clues along the way…

Once you’ve answered all our clues, visited all the destinations and completed the trail, we’ll tally up your score. This is based on how many correct answers you got, any time penalties you accrued, and how many hints you asked for. 

All you need to play our games is a phone with WhatsApp, access to cellular data and a pair of comfortable shoes for walking. That’s it!

Any questions? Here’s how it works

The Best Outdoor Escape Rooms in New York

Here are our available games and outdoor escape rooms in New York!


Slow Boat to Chinatown: Manhattan's Hidden Stories 

Embark on "Slow Boat to Chinatown," an outdoor escape room game in Manhattan that guides you past a historic hidden canal into the vibrant heart of Chinatown. 

Discover the last 17th-century structure in NYC, uncover a Revolutionary War prison, pay homage to a Chinese philosopher, and even visit the iconic Ghostbuster HQ. Solve puzzles and face challenges, with rest stops at trendy bars and cafes. Ideal for those seeking to explore the secrets of Tribeca and Chinatown, this game offers a unique lens on NYC's diverse history.


The Southern Tip: New York's Origins Unveiled

“The Southern Tip" is an outdoor escape room adventure through NYC's oldest district. 

Solve puzzles and decipher clues amid majestic buildings and surreal sculptures. Learn about a financial institution's humble beginnings, Alexander Hamilton's military drills, and a Founding Father's lesser-known role. Visit landmarks like the Federal Reserve, City Hall Park, a legendary 9/11-surviving chapel, and a historic bar. Perfect for exploring Manhattan's evolution from a 17th-century settlement to a modern metropolis.


The Devil in Chelsea: A Hudson Mystery 

In "The Devil in Chelsea," join forces with Sherlock Holmes in an interactive murder mystery escape room game along the Hudson River. 

Receive riddles and challenges on your phone, deciphering the killer's messages by interacting with your surroundings. As you progress, use information from Sherlock and clues in the killer's messages to unmask their identity before time runs out. This outdoor escape room game blends immersive storytelling with the intrigue of detective work…


Glamor Of Midtown: Fashion's Pulsing Heart 

Explore the glitz and glamor of Manhattan's Garment District in "Glamor Of Midtown," a New York outdoor escape room. 

Starting near the Empire State Building, this trail takes you through Fashion Avenue, Bryant Park, Macy's, and the dazzling Broadway Theatre District. Solve puzzles and face challenges, enjoying the best bars and cafes along the way. 

Perfect for those who want to experience the history and heartbeat of New York's fashion epicenter.

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