This new escape room locks players in what looks like a private investigator’s office seen in movies. The game: You’ve been framed for murder, and you have to find clues to clear your name in 60 minutes. The puzzle, designed for two to 10 players, is challenging enough for escape-room veterans but doable for first-timers. 1095 N. Main St., 949-409-4180
O.C. Badminton Club
Top athletes with Olympic dreams train at this state-of-the-art facility, which is staffed by former U.S. and Thailand national team coaches. But anyone can pay to reserve a court. Want to learn to whip the birdie over the net with laser-like precision? Sign up for a private lesson. 1432 N. Main St., 714-639-6222
The Factory Bouldering
The staff at this rope-free rock-climbing gym resets a few of the climbing routes on the walls every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so there’s always a new challenge to conquer. The rocks are color-coded by level of difficulty, and the floors are padded to cushion falls. 1547 W. Struck Ave., 714-639-7625
At this diner, dig into comfort food such as fried chicken with mashed potatoes, meatloaf, and barbecue baby back ribs. Or come on Saturday for Greek Night, when roast lamb, souvlaki, and other specialties round out the menu. Make sure to save room for fruit cobbler or a slice of fresh-baked coconut or banana cream pie. 1325 W. Katella Ave., 714-997-9191
Good To Know
Don’t worry if you get stuck on a puzzle at Bemused. Game masters monitor your progress and will offer hints as necessary.