If you like to get a little spooky for Halloween, San Diego has fun October activities that range from family-friendly to truly terrifying.
Check out these tricks and treats for boys and ghouls of all ages.
- Balboa Park Halloween Family Day (Oct. 28)
Over two dozen museums and cultural attractions host this free event with crafts, costume parade and contest, and more.
- The Boulevard Boo! Parade (Oct. 28)
In its 13th year, San Diego’s only Halloween parade promises to be bigger and spookier than ever! Watch floats, characters, cars, and bands make their way down El Cajon Boulevard toward to AfterBoo! Carnival.
- SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular (through Oct. 29)
One of San Diego’s biggest fall festivals, kids and families enjoy silly and spooky activities, including trick-or-treating.
- Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt (through Oct. 31)
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and on Halloween, you’ll find fall fest fun at Belmont Park from costume contests and trick-or-treating to crafts and pumpkin painting.
- Halloween at the Whaley House (Oct. 13-31)
The Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) puts on several Halloween-themed events at the Whaley House Museum in Old Town, including ghost tours and hunts.
- Pumpkin Express (Oct. 7-31)
The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association invites you to join them for a haunted train ride, pumpkin patch, and more.
- The Haunted Hotel (through Oct. 31)
Listed as no. 2 of the top 13 haunts in the U.S. and featured on the Travel Channel’s “America’s Scariest Haunts,” this Gaslamp experience will have your heart pounding.
- The Scream Zone (through Oct. 31)
San Diego County’s largest haunted attraction, The Scream Zone offers multiple terrifying experiences to scare your pants off.
- Savage House (through Oct. 31)
San Diego’s only themed haunted house, the story of a possessed insane asylum will drive you mad with fright.
- Monster Bash (Oct. 28)
Since 2000, San Diego’s largest Halloween festival turns the Gaslamp into an underworld of twisted entertainment.
- Hallo-wine and Spirits Party (Oct. 28)
The Hotel Del Coronado goes haunted for Halloween with its annual themed costume party, complete with food, drinks, and dancing.
- Nightmare on Normal Street (Oct. 28)
This annual block party and costume contest takes over the Hillcrest neighborhood with live entertainment, food trucks, dancing, and more.