Mild autumn breezes in San Diego match the region's welcoming spirit — except at the end of October, when a spooky wind sweeps in and strange things begin to go bump in the night. From family-friendly fright fests and historically haunted tours to terror-filled scream zones and wild trick-or-treat parties, Halloween in San Diego scares up plenty of fun for all ages.
When autumn arrives, a crisp soothing breeze sweeps over San Diego complementing the region's warm temperatures and welcoming vibe.
The Munich celebration may have more than 150 years on us in San Diego, but that doesn't mean we don't know how to throw a party. Here's where you can chug a hefty stein of lager, chow down on a Bratwurst and oom-pah-pah to your heart's content.
Dia de los Muertos
Honor your lost loved ones and culturally immerse yourself in traditional and authentic Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations throughout San Diego.
San Diego Beer Week
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego's thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county.
When autumn arrives and the summer beach crowds diminish, visitors to San Diego can relish in the region's sunny mild weather and enjoy a number of fun-filled Fall activities to enhance their vacation getaway. During San Diego's shoulder season, visitors can find a variety of annual festivals, fairs and diverse cultural entertainment.
Spend Fall Outdoors
The sun shines almost every day in San Diego making it the perfect place to enjoy the mild Fall weather and take advantage of all the outdoor events and activities the city has to offer including thunderboats, swimming, running, and cycling.
Fall for the Arts
Fall for the arts this autumn in San Diego. Thanks to the cool Fall weather, the Arts and Culture scene takes to the streets in San Diego. Stay outside and enjoy art fairs, outdoor concerts, dancing in the streets and much more. End the day by heading inside to enjoy a film festival or two.
Fall Food & Drink
Fill yourself up with plenty of autumn treats and craft beer when you visit San Diego this fall at any one (or all) of these food and drink festival and events including craft beer tastings, prix-fixe menus, neighborhood restaurant tastings and more.
Dying to take a ride on the dark side? Join us for a spirited & entertaining tour built on stories of history, mystery and legends of San Diego’s past! Travel back in time with us and learn about the spirits of notorious wild characters like gunslingers, gamblers, and ladies of the night who lived and died in San Diego. You’ll start the tour with a ride in our special all-black “doom buggies”, spirited away to Pioneer Park in Mission Hills where things are not always what they seem. The tour continues to El Campo Cemetery in Old Town, one of the oldest burial grounds in San Diego, where you’ll be chilled to the bone with tales from beyond the grave.