9.23-10.31: The Haunted Hotel @ Downtown , hauntedhotel.com
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.
9.30-10.31: The Scream Zone @ Del Mar Scaregrounds, Del Mar, thescreamzone.com
Nightmares come true at Scream Zone’s various spooks, including the House of Horror, Haunted Hayride, Zombie Boot Camp and the KarnEvil freak show.
9.30-10.31: The Haunted Trail @ Balboa Park , hauntedtrail.net
Proceed with caution through a mile-long outdoor trail through the woods, where horror legends hide behind every corner and chainsaw-wielding maniacs run rampant.
9.30-10.31: Savage House @ Westfield Mission Valley Mall Target Parking Lot, Mission Valley, savageproductions.org
This haunted house immerses courageous attendees in a horror-filled storyline with scream-worthy spooks, twists and turns.
10.5-31: Whaley House Halloween Ghost Tours @ Old Town , whaleyhouse.org
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).
10.21: HauntFest on Main @ East Main Street from Magnolia to Avocado/Ballantyne, Downtown El Cajon, hauntfestonmain.com
Help haunt the streets of El Cajon, made undead for a day with two stages of live music, a car show and carnival rides.
10.22: Night of the Living Buccaneer @ Maritime Museum of San Diego, Downtown, sdmaritime.org
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.
10.28-29: Zombie Crawl @ Various Locations, Downtown, sandiegozombiecrawl.com
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.
10.28: Hard Rock Halloween Party @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Downtown, hardrockhotelsd.com
Make Halloween great again at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s massive election year-themed party spanning five venues throughout the property.
10.29: Nightmare on Normal Street @ Normal Street and University Avenue, fabuloushillcrest.com
Dress in your fiercest 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.
10.29: San Diego Monster Bash Halloween Party @ Gaslamp Quarter, sandiegomonsterbash.com
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.
10.29: Hallo-Wine & Spirits Party Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, hoteldel.com
Celebrate Halloween with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing at one of San Diego’s most infamous haunted hotels.
10.29: Heaven and Hell San Diego @ Town and Country San Diego Resort & Convention Center, Mission Valley, heavenandhellsandiego.com
House and electronic music headliners Borgeous and Apashe bring their haunting beats to Mission Valley.
10.29-30: Old Town Dia de Los Muertos @ Old Town, dayofthedeadsd.com
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.
10.30: Dia de Los Muertos at Old Mission San Luis Rey @ Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside, mslrdiadelosmuertos.com
Altars, a car show, live entertainment and a chalk cemetery help revelers celebrate loved ones who have passed on.
10.30: Carrera de los Muertos 5K @ Embarcadero Park South, Downtown, losmuertos5k.com
Run a festive 5K along San Diego Bay, then cross the finish line for an after-party complete with mariachis and comida deliciosa.