Here are some things to do and places to visit this Halloween in San Diego. Legoland, Old Town Trolley, Birch Aquarium all have spooky fun planned. Families begin preparing for the fun celebration, which centers around dressing up in costumes and collecting candy, and by giving their homes spooky makeovers. Here’s a list of fun and spooky things to do this Halloween in San Diego.
The Park is open after dark at the only kid-focused Halloween event in Southern California, every Saturday in October. Enjoy rides open late, trick-or-treating, live entertainment, Halloween décor, and more! Enjoy Brick-or-Treat with the park opening for all guests at 10 am, live entertainment starting at 2 pm and trick-or-treating starting at 3 pm.
Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour
“Join us for a spirited & entertaining tour built on stories of history, mystery, and legends of San Diego’s past & DARKER SIDE!” Dying to Take a Ride on the Dark Side? Travel back in time with us and learn of the spirits of the notorious wild characters like Gunslingers, Gamblers, and Ladies of the Night who lived and died in San Diego. It is possible that their spirits live on in the dark recesses of our historic buildings and neighborhoods. Read More.
Ghosts and mermaids and sharks oh my! Haunted Aquarium Returns!
Meet slimy sea creatures, learn about mysterious animals from the sea, and get up close with spooky science in this family-friendly event! Admission includes access to all aquarium exhibits as well as treat bags, and Halloween fun – a “kelp” maze, costume showcase, music, and more. We hope to sea you there in your favorite ocean-themed costume!
SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular
Guests looking for family-friendly Halloween fun can head to SeaWorld Spooktacular for a festive day filled with candy, costumes, colorful characters, music, and more. This family event features everything kids love about Halloween, from trick-or-treating to hay mazes to a Holloween dance party to fun times with their favorite Sesame Street friends.
HALGLOWEEN at the San Diego Zoo
Our popular October event is back, and bigger than ever! Join us weekends—all month long—to help us light up the night until 9 p.m.! There’s fun for the whole family, with musical entertainment, dance parties, special performances, and more—plus Dr. Zoolittle, Zoo characters, and tempting food specials. Kids 11 and younger can come in costumes that align with our guidelines. HalGLOWeen is included in all memberships and all admission tickets.
Children’s Nature Retreat
Fall is here, and whenever you look around, you see apples, pumpkins, and smell pumpkin spice lattes. So you know, most definitely it’s that time of year again! And now you are presented with some options: to buy a pumpkin at a grocery store or pick your own special pumpkin at a local farm. Are you carving Jack O’Lanterns this year? Then make it an adventure. We invite you to pack sandwiches and go on a 40-minute road trip to Alpine, CA. Read More.