Halloween activities around San Diego

Haunted houses are up and running and amusement parks are all dressed up for Halloween.

Here’s a guide to some of the county’s best frights and treats:

Haunted houses

The Haunted Hotel

San Diego’s longest-running haunted house was named one of the top 13 haunted houses in America by Haunt World magazine. Get there early, as the wait is often 30 minutes or more. The attraction isn’t recommended for anyone under age 10, and babies in carriers are not allowed.

6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. 6 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 31. Closes Oct. 31. 424 Market St., downtown. $1 to $27. hauntedhotel.com

The Haunted Trail

This outdoor haunted house takes you through a mile-long, wooded maze in Balboa Park. For those with high scare tolerances, there’s an additional maze called “The eXperiment” in which “incarcerated lost souls” chase you for an extra $5. The trek is about 30 minutes and isn’t recommended for kids under age 10.

6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Closes Oct. 31. Sixth Avenue and Juniper Street at Marston Point (just south of Laurel Street Bridge), Balboa Park. $15 to $32. hauntedhotel.com

Amusement parks

Haunted Birch Aquarium: Shipwrecked!

This popular celebration invites families to hunt for sunken treasures, dance to the zydeco sounds of Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters and enjoy “close encounters of the fishy kind.”

6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. $15 for members, $17 general public and $19 at the door; children under age 2 are free. Note: The “Kids Free in October” promotion is not valid for this event. (858) 534-3474 or aquarium.ucsd.edu

Events

Technomania Circus Zombie Show

The offbeat circus returns with its popular zombie show, which features juggling, magic, music, acrobatics, shadow puppetry, black-light illusion and more. Saturday’s audience is invited to a post-show screening of the 1932 horror film “White Zombie,” starring Bela Lugosi…

Read about many more events for Halloween in San Diego by going to the full article at U~T San Diego.

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