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Haunted Houses, Trails and Hotels

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.

The Scream Zone

The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego County's largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of Southern California. We invite you to be our guests, that is, if you have the nerve!

Note: The Scream Zone is designed for a teen and older audience.

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Region: North Coastal
When: September 27 - November 2, 2019
Cost: $21-$75
> Find out more about The Scream Zone

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 27 - November 2, 2019
Cost: $25-$40
> Find out more about The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel is packed full of spine-tingling, heart-pounding effects that are so real they will keep you screaming for your life!

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 4 - November 2, 2019
Cost: $20-$30
> Find out more about 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: October 24-31, 2019
Cost: Prices vary by event
> Find out more about Halloween at the Whaley House

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Valid: Sep 29 - Oct 31, 2019

The Scream Zone 's "Triple Haunt" combo ticket includes admission to the House of Horror ,  Haunted Hayride and The Chamber !

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Nightmare Before Halloween Hotel Package

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Valid: Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2019

Prepare yourself for a night of fantasy and eccentric horror as we transform The Lafayette into a Tim Burton-inspired Wonderland. Wear your best Halloween costume, and be entered to win one of many...

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Nightmare Before Halloween

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Prepare yourself for a night of fantasy and eccentric horror as we transform The Lafayette into a Tim Burton-inspired Wonderland. Doors open at 8pm

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Put on your favorite Tim Burton-inspired costume for a chance to win prizes.

Purchase tickets by clicking here:
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First 100 tickets are only $20
General Admission: $25

Stay the night, if you dare! Book your room before we sell out.
Visit: http://bit.ly/LafayetteHalloween2019RoomPackage

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