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7 Haunting Good Times in San Diego

Be prepared to be scared

Fans of horror, the supernatural and mystery delight — San Diego is home to a number of haunting experiences guaranteed to give you a scare! From historic haunts rich with mystery and rumors of paranormal activity to mile-long fright walks complete with chainsaw-wielding maniacs, San Diego is a haven for spots guaranteed to frighten.

Whaley House at Night

Whaley House

Old Town

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.

The Davis-Horton House


Formerly known as the William Heath Davis House, this historic structure is the oldest standing building in downtown proper. This space is believed to be haunted by the patients who passed throughout its ten years serving as a hospital. 

Hotel del Coronado


Hotel del Coronado's ghost actually has a name — Kate Morgan. It is said that the young woman checked into the hotel in 1892 and never checked out. Legend has it that her third-floor guestroom is said to experience haunting happenings — flickering lights, inexplicable sounds and shifting items. Are you brave enough to stay here?

Horton Grand Hotel


Fans of the paranormal flock to the Horton Grand Hotel to experience the strange happenings at this vintage-inspired San Diego hotel. In the famed Room #309, it is said that guests have experienced an array of spooky experiences, including shaking beds, the sounds of footsteps in the middle of the night and the classic flickering lights. 

Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma

Take a stroll through the Point Loma Lighthouse at the Cabrillo National Monument for the chance to experience a haunting firsthand. Visitors have reported feeling cold spots upon entering the spiral staircase and hearing strange noises throughout the lighthouse. 

USS Midway


According to USS Midway museum curator David Hanson, all historic ships are haunted, and the USS Midway is no exception. Hanson is the leader of San Diego's largest paranormal group and has dubbed the Midway as a hotbed for paranormal activity. Guests have reported encountering ghosts and spirits of the ship's former crewmen. 

Ghosts and Gravestones

Old Town

If you're looking for an off-the-beaten path experience, this 'frightseeing' tour is unlike any other. Ghosts and Gravestones provides year-round tours showcasing all the spooky spots San Diego has to offer, from historic haunted houses, to graveyards and hotbeds of paranormal activity. 

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