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Events: Halloween Events in San Diego

SanDiego.org has a few suggestions for weekend events in San Diego:

Haunted Tales of our Seafaring Past

For a historically haunting experience, venture on board the Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship for a special 45-60 minute tour. Part of San Diego’s Maritime Museum collection, the Star of India’s storied past includes real-life encounters with ghosts, and the tour includes special activities for the family, including seafaring ghost stories and “creepy treats.” Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.

Where: The San Diego Maritime Museum – 1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
When: October 18-19 and 25-26, 2013

Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $8-$16

2013 Escondido Fall Street Faire


Since 1989, the Escondido Street Faire has brought live entertainment, over 500 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido. Covering seven blocks along historic Grand Avenue, the Escondido Street Fair is the second largest single-day fair in California.

Where: Grand Avenue, between Center City Pkwy and Ivy, Escondido, CA 92025
When: October 20, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Cost: Free

Pumpkin Express

Join in the fun aboard the Pumpkin Express at the historic Campo Depot and travel to the Great Pumpkin Patch. Children and their parents will enjoy the one hour train ride, then tour the Haunted Train, where each child gets to pick out his or her own pumpkin and decorate it inside the Display Building.

Advance reservations for this popular event are required.

Where: 750 Depot Street, Campo, CA 91906
When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 27, 2013
Time: Three Trains: 10:00 AM, 12:15 PM and 2:30 PM
Cost: $5-$15

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


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.

San Diego Halloween Events

Need some activities to scare you silly this October–just in time for Halloween?  San Diego Magazine put up a great list of Halloween to-dos (available here: “Halloween Events in San Diego“). 

Haunted San Diego tours

But one that looks particularly thrilling to me it the San Diego ghost tour with Haunted San Diego.  You can take a 2-hour, fully narrated tour through some of the area’s scariest locations.  Here’s the details on the tour:

Journey with us on an entertaining history tour with a haunted theme. You’ll learn about the individuals who lived here, died here, and are still said to haunt San Diego to this very day.

Haunted San Diego‘s website (www.hauntedsandiegotours.com) has further details and tickets on their Halloween-orientated excursion–but I’ve heard that they sell out quickly, so hurry up!

For more spooky events, you can view San Diego Magazine’s list here: “Halloween Events in San Diego“.