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Haunted Houses and Trails

Are You Brave Enough to Enter?

As the days grow shorter and the weather grows cooler, ghosts, ghouls and specters of all sorts rise again for their annual supernatural sojourns among the living. 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

Howl-O-Scream will once again arrive 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 16 - October 31, 2022
Cost: Starting at $34.99
> Find out more about SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

Experience the outdoor horror that is simply too big to house indoors! Located in San Diego's world famous Balboa Park, The Haunted Trail is a stroll through the park you will never forget. Make your way out of the eXperiment Maze before entering the mile long Trail through the grove of twisted pines and gnarled oaks. Visitors watch your back, you never know which way the scares will hit you!

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 23 - October 31, 2022
Cost: Starting at $27.99
> Find out more about The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel Disturbance Mission Valley

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 to Mission Valley.

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: September 30 - October 31, 2022
Cost: Starting at $27.99
> Find out more about The Haunted Hotel Disturbance Mission Valley

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: October 6-31, 2022
Cost: Starting at $24.99
> Find out more about The Scream Zone

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: Open Daily
Cost: Prices vary by event
> Find out more about 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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