Enjoy Fall San Diego Fun at the Dana

Fall is one of the best times to visit San Diego! Not only do we have tons of fun events happening at our hotel, but the city itself is teeming with activities the whole family will enjoy! Celebrate Halloween with a kids costume contest and trick-or-treating, our spooky dive-in movie series, and vote for the best Jack O’ Lantern carved by our talented staff. Scare yourself silly at SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream, indulge in German beers at San Diego’s Oktoberfest, and so much more this season! 


Halloween at The Dana

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We are celebrating spooky season all month long with frightfully fun festivities the whole family will enjoy! Swim up to our dive-in movie series which will feature family-friendly Halloween flicks, dash around The Dana during trick-or-treating, vote on your favorite Jack O’ Lantern carved by our staff members, and more. We can’t wait to celebrate #DawnOfTheDana with you! 


Kids Eat Free at Firefly Eatery & Bar 

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Adding to the fun, October is Kids Free Month across San Diego. Our popular restaurant, Firefly Eatery & Bar, is participating in the event! Kids 12 and under will receive a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. The beautiful views of the bay and private marina are best enjoyed with delicious, seasonal fare. 


SeaWorld Spooktacular and Howl-O-Scream (through Oct. 31)

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SeaWorld is hosting not just one, but two seasonal spookfests this Halloween. The “treats by day” Halloween Spooktacular is a family-friendly event where kids can come to trick-or-treat, show off their costumes, and visit their favorite animal friends. The other side of the coin is the “frights by night” Howl-O-Scream celebration, where the SeaWorld you know and love will be transformed into a seriously sinister experience, complete with creepy creatures and haunted horrors. Visit if you dare!

500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109


Fall Fest at Belmont Park (1 mile away)

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The oceanside Fall Fest at Belmont Park is the perfect way to celebrate fall! Kids will enjoy the free trick-or-treating every Sunday while adults can indulge in stunning views, and festive beer tastings every Friday night. Dive for pumpkins, meet your favorite beachside characters, enjoy live music, and delight in special treats. Fall Fest takes place September 9–October 31. 


Ocean Beach Oktoberfest (2 miles away)

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Throw on your lederhosen and head to the waterfront Ocean Beach Oktoberfest! With both family-friendly and adults-only activities, it’s a great time for everyone! Enjoy the Artisan, Craft & Food Fair, plenty of live music, and delicious German treats! Oktoberfest takes place October 7–8.


San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival (7 miles away)

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The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival is one of the most talked-about food weekends in the country! Sip wine from hundreds of domestic and international wineries while taking in the views of sailboats and sandy beaches along the bay. Nationally acclaimed chefs, craft beer and spirits, and dozens of events help make the fall festival what it is. The festival takes place November 9–13.


Spend your October with us at The Dana on Mission Bay! With plenty of great events happening at our hotel and around San Diego, you’ll have a Southern California getaway to remember. Explore our exclusive offers and fall packages, and start planning your autumn vacation today!