Halloween is creeping up on us, believe it or not! It’s important to know there are several ways to celebrate the spooky holiday in the San Diego area. This list proves there is something for every ghost and goblin to enjoy.
The Haunted Hotel, Sept. 28-Oct. 31
Recently ranked the “Scariest Haunt in America,” the Haunted Hotel in the Gaslamp District is San Diego’s longest-running haunted house. There is a half-price preview weekend on Sept. 21-22.
The Haunted Trail, Sept. 28-Oct. 31
If you dare, take a terrifying traipse through the trails of twisted pines and gnarled oaks. It’s so scary that you must be at least 10 years old to enter!
The Scream Zone, Sept. 28-Oct. 31
This is San Diego County’s largest haunted experience. It’s also considered one of Southern California’s scariest and goriest haunted houses. There are also food vendors, photo opps and the Spirit Lounge bar.
Savage House Haunted Attraction, Oct. 4-31
A new twist on the haunted house experience, the Savage House will immerse you in a storyline fit for a horror film from beginning to end.
Ghostly Happenings, Oct. 12
Hotel Del Coronado
World-renowned medium James Van Praagh conjures up spirits and personal messages from the other side. There might even be an appearance by one of the hotel’s ghostly guest! The VIP ticket includes a ghost tour.
LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat, Sept. 29-Oct. 27
This family event includes live entertainment, character meet-and-greets, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, an AstroBash Dance Party and more!
Pumpkin Express, Oct. 6-28
Campo & La Mesa
Join the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association in the Pumpkin Express Halloween Celebration. It is complete with a train ride, pumpkin patch and more.
Haunted Tales, Oct. 20 and 27
Star of India, Downtown San Diego
Aspiring ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses are invited to the Star of India for some ghostly tales. At the event, storytellers reveal the eerie legends of our seafaring past.
Trick-or-Treat on India Street, Oct. 26
This fun and safe Halloween event makes it possible for urban families to enjoy authentic trick-or-treating fun. That’s because Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats.
Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash, Oct. 26-27
Scripps Aquarium, La Jolla
Discover a sea of glowing beasts, get sticky with slime, and enjoy shipwrecked stories. At the same time, you can boo-gy down to live music and having a monstrous good time.
Balboa Park Halloween Family Day, Oct. 27
San Diego’s Balboa Park and its museums treat families to a free Halloween Family Day with a spooky array of hands-on activities and other free goodies.
Monster Bash, Oct. 27
Downtown San Diego
San Diego’s favorite Halloween festival returns with a new WCKD twist. Six blocks in the East Village transform to offer entertainment, supernatural experiences and more!