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Haunted Houses and Trails

Are You Brave Enough to Enter?

As the days grow shorter and the weather grows colder, our dearly (and not-so-dearly) departed rise again for their unwelcome annual visit. If you're brave or foolish enough to greet them in person, head out to one of these haunted houses and trails throughout San Diego county.

*Please note, events are subject to change and cancellation. Please confirm the event information by visiting the event website. 

Howl-O-Scream

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream

There’s a new terror in town, and it’s got a killer smile. For the first time ever, Howl-O-Scream has arrived to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park you once knew into something sinister. When night falls and a carnival of horrifying creatures surrounds you, just try to put on a happy face.

Where: 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Region: Mission Bay & Beaches
When: September 17 - October 31, 2021
Cost: Starting at $39.99
> Find out more about SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park is a stroll you will never forget. As you walk the mile-long Trail, spine-tingling sights and sounds will leave you trembling.

Note: No pregnant women, infants, or children being carried will be allowed entry. Not recommended for children under 10.

Where: 6th & Juniper at Marston Point, San Diego, CA 92103
Region: Downtown
When: September 24 - October 31, 2021
Cost: $24.99-$34.99
> Find out more about The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

Haunted Hotel

The Disturbance created by The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel has been "disturbed", completely upset, thrown into disorderly chaos...every possessed zombie, every dead freak, every spider web, and every last drop of blood have been unearthed and re-located.

Note: No pregnant women, infants, or children being carried will be allowed entry. Not recommended for children under 10.

Where: 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108
Region: Mission Valley
When: October 1 - October 31, 2019
Cost: $24.99-$34.99
> Find out more about The Disturbance created by The Haunted Hotel

Whaley House

Whaley House Museum

Step into one of America's Most Haunted Houses and immediately feel a chill! See something out of the corner of your eye that you can't explain? Hear the sound of a ball bouncing off the wall but don't see it? This October, the Whaley House will be offering extended hours and the chance for you to have an actual paranormal encounter.

Where: 2476 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110
Region: Mission Valley
When: Anticipated reopening Fall 2021
Cost: Prices vary by event
> Find out more about Halloween at the Whaley House

 

*Please note, events are subject to change and cancellation. Please confirm the event information by visiting the event website. 

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