December 2, 2023
Monsters and zombies come out each October. Photograph by Chris Stone

Halloween is for teenagers of all ages so not surprisingly, San Diego has the correct of enjoyable for each crowd.

Choose chills? Masked villains bearing chain saws will probably be pleased to scare you ’til you shake and quake.

How about simply thrills? There are pumpkin patches, road events and household pleasant occasions for the extra faint of coronary heart.

Allow us to level you in the fitting path for All Hallows Eve 2023 (sizzling costumes by the way in which, Barbie and Taylor Swift with Travis Kelce). There’s native bashes and pumpkin choosing together with occasions hosted by a few of the area’s greatest sights (a few of that are internet hosting each tremendous scary and gentler haunts):


SeaWorld – Howl-o-Scream, with haunted homes and scare zones at night time, Thursday to Sundays via Oct. 29, however open Oct. 31.

Balboa Park – Haunted Path, with the eXperiment Maze and a mile-long trek via twisted pines and gnarled oaks crammed with demented dolls, zombies and freaks, via Oct. 31.

Del Mar – Scream Zone at Del Mar Fairgrounds, with creepy outdated mansions, haunted hayrides and a few unsavory people – Freddy, Leatherface, Valak – you may know, via Oct. 31.

Marshal Scotty’s Playland in El Cajon – Haunted Amusement Park, the Scare Path winds via long-deserted carnival rides, the place evil might lurk; via Oct. 31.

AleSmith Brewing Firm – Fright Nights, interactive haunted brewery path for craft beer followers, with new launch, Useless Man’s Double IPA, opens Oct. 13, then recurs via Oct. 29.


San Diego Zoo – Halgloween, the park lights up and provides interactive vacation actions Fridays via Sundays in October beginning at 5 p.m.

SeaWorld – Halloween Spooktacular, with Halloween dance celebration and pumpkin scavenger hunt, Fridays via Sundays via Oct. 29.

Sesame Place – The Depend’s Halloween Spooktacular, with trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed reveals and parades and interactive Sesame Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, Fridays via Sundays via Oct. 29.

Legoland – Brick-or-Deal with, with new reveals and foolish monster LEGO characters, Saturdays and Sundays via Oct. 29.

Fort Cross Outdated Timey Adventures in Santa Ysabel – Haunted Harvest Hayride, with ghost tales and jug band music, Saturdays via Oct. 28.

San Diego Mannequin Railroad Museum in Balboa Park – Halloween takes over the Toy Practice Gallery, via Nov. 6.

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Affiliation in Campo – Pumpkin Categorical, take a trip via the backcountry, then embellish pumpkins and look at a group of Halloween scenes and haunted prepare automobiles, via Oct. 29.

Westgate Lodge, Downtown San Diego – Witches of the Westgate Halloween Excessive Tea, put on costumes in Le Fontainebleau Room and revel in Halloween treats, Oct. 15, 20-22

El Cajon – Hang-out Fest on Principal, with costume contest, music on two phases, 4 p.m. Oct. 20.

U.S. Halfway Museum – Haunted Hanger, with crafts, cookie adorning, magic demonstrations, simulator rides, “Thriller flash mob, 6 p.m. Oct. 21.

Pacific Seashore – Mavericks Seashore Membership begins the Halloween festivities on Oct. 25 with a PAW-loween adopt-a-thon and doggy costume contest; Halloween Professional Wrestling follows on Oct. 27 and on Oct. 28, the massive celebration, the all-day Useless Man’s Seashore celebration with a number of DJs, contortionists, circus performers, stay leisure and extra.

La Jolla – Birch Aquarium, Halloween Aglow, with stay music, costume contest, trick-or-treat stations and skeleton divers, 6 p.m. Oct. 27-28.

Lions Tigers & Bears in Alpine – Spooky Campover, with campfire songs, pumpkin carving, costume contest, and all-ages haunted home. Oct. 27.

Chula Vista – NOVO Brazil Brewing Firm‘s annual Halloween celebration on Oct. 27 at its Lane Avenue headquarters, with stay music, video games and a bouncy fortress, and meals from famed Tijuana eatery Tortas WashMobile by Chef Pedro Fuentes.

Gaslamp Quarter – Zombie Crawl, costume up and revel in welcome potions, physique portray, stay music and dancing alongside Fifth Avenue, Oct. 27-28, Oct. 31.

Hillcrest – Nightmare on Regular Road at Satisfaction Flag Plaza, costume competitors with greater than $2,000 in prizes, dance celebration, a VIP space, distributors and bar, Oct. 28.

The Discussion board Carlsbad – Halloween Spooktacular, with Frankenstein, the Sanderson Sisters and a Mad Hatter Magician, and stay music, carnival video games and free Halloween buckets within the Backyard Space, and trick-or-treating within the outlets, 2 p.m. Oct. 28

Santee – Santee Lakes Spooktacular, with Halloween maze, face portray, creepy crafts, 10 a.m. Oct. 28.

Little Italy – Trick or Deal with on India Road, which will probably be remodeled into “The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas” with a large 13-foot Jack Skellington and enormous pumpkin stacks, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

Pumpkin patches

Bonita, Rancho Bernardo and extra – Pumpkin Station areas embrace these two precise farms, with dwelling pumpkin patch, corn maze, livestock and a tractor-pulled hay-wagon trip. Different websites, in Del Mar, Mission Valley and Nationwide Metropolis, have kiddie rides, slides, inflatable play facilities and petting zoo; although Oct. 31.

Lakeside – Oma’s Pumpkin Patch, with petting corral, kid-powered video games, sand pile with toy vans and tractors, and play space with climbable Cottonseed Mountain, via Oct. 28.

Liberty Station – Goff Household Pumpkin Patch at Sellers Household Placing Inexperienced, with garden video games and beer on faucet every Friday and Saturday, via Oct. 31.

Ramona – Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch, 842 Hwy 78, consists of corn maze, corn cannon and petting zoo.

Valley Middle –  Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch, tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and Snows Pony Rides, via Oct. 31.