16 fun and frightful things to do in San Diego for Halloween
The Haunted Hotel
424 Market St., downtown San Diego. Through Oct. 31.
Plunge down the Hellevator, stroll through the zombie-infested alley, ride the clown subway and live to tell the tale of making it through San Diego’s longest-running haunted house. hauntedhotel.com
The Haunted Trail
Sixth Avenue and Juniper Street, Balboa Park . Through Oct. 31.
Proceed with caution through a mile-long outdoor trail through the woods, where horror legends hide behind every corner and chainsaw-welding maniacs run rampant. hauntedtrail.net
The Scream Zone
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Through Oct. 31.
Nightmares come true at Scream Zone’s various spooks, including the House of Horror, Haunted Hayride, Zombie Boot Camp and the KarnEvil freak show. thescreamzone.com
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Westfield Mission Valley Target parking lot, Mission Valley. Through Oct. 31.
This haunted house immerses courageous attendees in a horror-filled storyline with scream-worthy spooks, twists and turns. savageproductions.org
Whaley House Halloween Ghost Tours
2476 San Diego Ave., Old Town . Through Oct. 31.
San Diego’s most famous haunted house invites brave souls to embark on tours throughout the month of October (and watch horror films on Wednesday nights). whaleyhouse.org
HauntFest on Main
East Main Street from Magnolia to Avocado/Ballantyne, downtown El Cajon . Oct. 21.
Help haunt the streets of El Cajon, made undead for a day with two stages of live music, a car show and carnival rides. hauntfestonmain.com
Night of the Living Buccaneer
Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, downtown San Diego. Oct. 22.
Explore the haunted pirate pub located aboard the historic 1898 steam ferry Berkeley during this adult pirate party featuring live music and dancing with pirate ghosts. sdmaritime.org
Hard Rock Halloween Party
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 Fifth Ave., downtown San Diego. Oct. 28.
Make Halloween great again at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s massive election year-themed party spanning five venues throughout the property. hardrockhotelsd.com
Various locations, downtown. Oct. 28-29.
All characters are welcome on this bar/nightclub crawl that spans two nights and includes complimentary admission to more than 25 Halloween parties in the Gaslamp. sandiegozombiecrawl.com
San Diego Monster Bash Halloween Block Party
Gaslamp Quarter and East Village , downtown San Diego. Oct. 29.
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the city’s largest Halloween festival, which showcases more than 20 DJs and blood-curdling bass across eight blocks in the Gaslamp and East Village. sandiegomonsterbash.com
Heaven and Hell San Diego
Town and Country San Diego Resort & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N., Mission Valley. Oct. 29.
House and electronic music headliners Borgeous and Apashe bring their haunting beats to Mission Valley. heavenandhellsandiego.com
Nightmare on Normal Street
Normal Street and University Avenue, Hillcrest . Oct. 29.
Dress in your most fierce attire for a chance to win cash and prizes at this fabulous outdoor costume contest and dance party in Hillcrest, which will feature Fright Zones, live music and food trucks. fabuloushillcrest.com
Hallo-wine & Spirits Party
Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. Oct. 29.
Celebrate Halloween with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing at one of San Diego’s most infamous haunted hotels. hoteldel.com
Old Town Dia De Los Muertos
Old Town, San Diego. Oct. 29-30.
More than 25 museums, restaurants and shops participate in a community-wide Day of the Dead celebration, featuring a candlelight procession to El Campo Santo cemetery. dayofthedeadsd.com
Dia De Los Muertos at Old Mission San Luis Rey
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside. Oct. 30.
Alters, a car show, live entertainment and a chalk cemetery help revelers celebrate loved ones who have passed on. mslrdiadelosmuertos.com
Carrera de los Muertos 5K
Embarcadero Park South, downtown San Diego. Oct. 30.
Run a festive 5K along San Diego Bay, then cross the finish line for an after-party complete with mariachis and comida deliciosa. losmuertos5k.com
Carolina Gusman contributed to this report.
Source: Discover SD
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