A guy named Dave held the first Mystery Trip in 1999 for his friends as a summer party, and it became an annual event as word spread among his friends who clamored to join in on the fun. 

In December 2010, Dave officially became Mysterious Dave, when he launched Mystery Trip as an experiential event planning company, becoming the world’s first and only Chief Mysterious Officer. 

In 2011, Mystery Trip received a grant from the Awesome Foundation for its work; and, in 2012, Mystery Trip was recognized by LA Weekly in its annual “Best Of” issue.

Mystery Trip has also been recognized by Business Insider as one of the coolest small businesses in Los Angeles, by Forbes for making Los Angeles “more awesome,” and Thrillist even said “every Mystery Trip is like a snowflake — a unique experience that never repeats.”

Mystery Trip has created hundreds of events nationwide for corporate offsites, convention/retreat breakouts, adult and teen birthdays parties, b’nai mitzvahs, family reunions, and fundraisers.