With Halloween just a couple weeks away, San Diego’s haunted houses and tours are all set to scare. There is still plenty of time to head out and brave one of these scary fun events. Find the right fright for you!
FOR THE ADULTS
The Haunted House
Haunted Hotel in downtown San Diego is a cult favorite and sure to scare even the toughest. The Haunted Hotel features a Walking Dead dungeon, killer clowns and an evil dead cellar. Located at 424 Market St, this is the longest running haunted house in San Diego. Event organizers do not recommend the hotel for those younger than 10 years old, those with heart conditions or those who are prone to seizures. Pregnant women, infants and children being carried will not be permitted. Get your other questions answered at www.hauntedhotel.com.
The Haunted Trail of Balboa
“San Diego’s only outdoor haunted attraction,” the Haunted Trail of Balboa Trail is sure to send chills down your spine! Begin your mile-long stroll in the woods and end in the newest addition to the haunted trail: a maze called “The eXperiment.” This trail is not for the faint of heart or those under 10. No pregnant women, infants or children being carried. For more information, visit the Offcial Website.
San Diego’s newest haunted attraction is looking to make waves of the spooky kind this Halloween season. Are you ready to be lost amongst hallways of the undead? Can you survive a warehouse of ‘infected’ staff and experiment subjects? Located in the Grossmont Shopping Center, enjoy the haunted warehouse and museum. Find more information at www.thesavagehouse.org.
FOR THE FAMILIES
The Mira Mesa Monster Manor – Lite Frite
Enjoy a toned down haunted house, created specially for younger audiences. Held in the Target Shopping Center parking lot on Mira Mesa Boulevard, Monster Manor Lite Frite transforms nightly into the Night Haunt for adults. Schedule your visit accordingly! All the details can be found at www.monstermanor.org.
Haunted Birch Aquarium
Perfect for younger children, the Haunted Birch Aquarium features close encounters of the fishy kind. The two-day event also gets kids to BOO-gie down with Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters, and gets them exploring for sunken treasures in wreckage. The Haunted Birch Aquarium runs Oct. 25 and 26, 2013. Get the rest of the details at their website, http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/Education/Public_Programs/Special_Events/Haunted_Aquarium/.
FOR THE GHOST HUNTERS
Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours
Did you know San Diego is often considered the most haunted city on the west coast? Explore some of the city’s most haunted locations on this two-hour tour that visits five different locations. We can’t think of a better time than Halloween to experience a real San Diego ghost tour. More information is available at www.hauntedsandiegotours.com.
Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tours from Old Town Trolley
Hop on the popular open-air Old Town Trolleys for a San Diego tour of a different kind. According to the site, “Journey through Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and ending at the Whaley House, both sites of many reported paranormal occurrences.” This tour includes time on the trolley and exploring on foot. Not appropriate for children. Get the full tour breakdown at www.trolleytours.com/san-diego/ghost-tours.asp.