Visit the Gaslamp Quarter and Solve a Mystery!
Tour Length: Approximately 1.5 – 2 hours
Who Dunnit? Gaslamp is a scavenger hunt-style Murder Mystery Adventure that lasts approximately 2 hours. During the tour, you will visit several of the Gaslamp Quarter’s most popular destinations while solving a murder mystery.
Hot on the heels of a killer through the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, you will collect virtual clues and evidence to solve Who Dunnit?! Along the way, you will have to crack codes, decipher riddles and participate in crazy challenges in order to successfully complete your mission.
About the Tour
Think of this as a hybrid of a Scavenger Hunt crossed with Charlie’s Angels.
While the locations you stop at are very real, the mystery itself is virtual.
Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be on our feet the whole time. This tour lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours, depending on the speed and skill of your group.
No food or drinks are served on the tour. All public tours are subject to a minimum of 6 total guests. If the public tour minimum is not reached the tour will be cancelled and you will be given the option of rescheduling or a refund.
Want to book a private tour? Please contact us!
The Dick Detectives
After a rough day of business Dick went out for a night on the town with his Business Partner, Buddy. After a wild and crazy evening, Dick awoke to find he had passed out in the Gaslamp Quarter with no memory of the previous night – and the police standing over him ready to take him into custody! Dick soon finds out that Buddy is dead, and Dick is the prime suspect in his murder…
Dick swears he is innocent, so he has hired you and your team of Private Dick’s to prove he is not guilty of this crime. Detective, we are counting on you to solve this case! Put together your best team and lets spring Dick from lockup!
The Private Dick Agency (PDA)
Your team of detectives have been hired by the Private Dick Agency to come assist with this case. So put together your most fun and brightest group of detective friends to come join you on this adventure. Your team should consist of up to six detectives. If you don’t have a team, don’t worry; we will pair you with some other Private Dicks and get your Agency up and running.
Teams are encouraged to come up with a fun and crazy Detective Agency name. Also, you may want to establish a unique company uniform, so we can differentiate you from the other Agencies out there.
We highly recommend making your reservations in advance as we allow a limited number of people to participate in each adventure. Space permitting we will accept on-site payment for the tour.
We recommend parking in the garage at 6th and K. On Fridays and Saturdays Dick’s Last Resort offers Valet Parking for $15. For other parking options please visit: http://parkdowntownsd.com
. On Sundays and certain holidays the parking meters are not enforced. Please note parking in the Gaslamp Quarter is limited and is not free! Be sure to arrive early enough to give yourself plenty of time to find parking or you may want to ride the Trolley. Our tours start promptly at the designated start time and we reserve the right to scalp your tickets if you don’t arrive on time.
You will meet the Head Dick from the Private Detective Agency at Dick’s Last Resort, 350 5th Ave, San Diego CA 92101. We are usually on the 5th Ave patio.
Please note, in keeping with the theme of Dick’s Last Resort this tour was written with Adult humor and innuendos. Participants under the age of 18 MUST have adult supervision. The Gaslamp Quarter is known for its nightlife on weekend evenings, so the Adventure on Sunday is recommended for participants under the age of 18. If you are looking for a tour that is specifically kid friendly please check out our pirate themed Seaport Village Tour.
All sales are final and non-refundable.
The tour will go on in a light rain. In the case of a downpour we will cancel. If this happens we will contact you and see if you would like to reschedule for a future date or if you prefer a refund. We will call you at least 3 hours before the event if it is cancelled due to the weather.
Yes and no. You will see several of the popular sights around The Gaslamp Quarter, but we won’t be going inside the buildings or boring you with dull facts and ancient history. You may learn a few very interesting pieces of information, but please note this is not a traditional sightseeing tour.
No, while the locations you stop at are very real, the mystery itself is virtual.
Yes! You need to bring a fully charged cell phone or tablet that has internet access (or bring someone with you that has one!) Here are a few other items that you may decide would be of use; pen, paper, and the one item you would want if you were stranded on an island. Oh wait, that last item is only for the extended version, so you won’t need it for this particular tour.
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at the top of the page. All of the information about our other tours is there. We will be launching a 1920’s Flapper/Mobster tour at The Headquarters very soon! If there is a specific city where you would like to see us spreading our murder n’ mayhem please contact us and let us know.
Yes! Please contact us
and we would be happy to discuss putting together a tour for your group. Dick’s Last Resort can also provide catering for your event, so we have everything covered for you!