San Diego

San Diego weather allows for year-round outdoor activities, even in the fall. Whether you’re visiting a haunted house, dancing the night away or trick-or-treating, San Diego has a Halloween for you. Here are some of the city’s finest Halloween experiences.

Get Spooked

The Haunted Trail

This outdoor trail is located in the world-famous Balboa Park and is one-mile long. This year, the organizers are enhancing their fright fest with iconic characters from Nightmare On Elm St., Halloween (the movie), It, and even Stranger Things. Before you even enter the trail, you’ll have to escape the 3,500 sq. ft. maze called The eXperiment. Learn more about the trail on here.

Photo by @mikerollerson

The Haunted Hotel

From the same people who brought you The Haunted Trail comes an attraction that was voted “#1 Scariest Haunt in America.” This indoor experience is San Diego’s longest-running haunted house. And it’s located in the vibrant Gaslamp District. Areas include the Zombie-Infested Alley, the “Wrong Turn” Hillbilly Mineshaft, and the brand new Hellevator. Learn more about the hotel on its website.

The Scream Zone at The Del Mar Fairgrounds. Photo by @thechrisglass

The Scream Zone

The Scream Zone is located in Del Mar and is San Diego’s largest scary experience: it has three different areas hell-bent on terrifying those who dare visit. There’s The House Of Horror, The Haunted Hayride, and KarnEvil. The Scream Zone will also host special events such as EDM on Friday nights, a speakeasy on Fridays and Saturdays, and a costume contest on October 31st. Learn more about The Scream Zone here.

Get Your Dance On

Lovelife: ƎVOL

Lovelife parties are all about upbeat music, attractive people and eye-catching costumes. Their motto is basically, “Love the life you’re living,” so the vibe is very positive. Their Halloween bash at Balboa Park is definitely a fun time. The group also offers other events like Star Wars and pirate-themed yacht parties. See more of their events on their Facebook page.

WCKD VILLAGE (Formerly Monster Bash)

This music festival will fill the streets of East Village with walkers, dancers and party goers. It will have four different stages: Village Crypt, Demented Circus, Wckd Woodlands and Deck Of Fate. in addition, the event will offer games, haunted experiences, and roaming entertainment. This year’s special guest headliner is E-40. Learn more about Wckd Village.

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND. Photo by @popsicleblog

Quality Family Time

Brick-Or-Treat Party at LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND California offers families a fun time with candy stations, costume contests, rides, shows and more. Kids can also enjoy craft time, a pumpkin patch and a meet-and-greet with characters like Mummy and Lord Vampyre. It’s fun for the little ones and adults alike. Read more on the Brick-or-Treat website.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

The aquatic theme park redecorates its grounds and revamps its shows to offer a special Halloween experience. Attractions include a Sesame Street Halloween parade, a Dia de los Muertos area and an interactive dance floor suited for everyone in the family. Kids can trick-or-treat from 12 PM–6 PM and there’s even a sleepover night. Learn more at the SeaWorld Spooktacular website.


Have a safe and fun Halloween!

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