7 Halloween Activities in San Diego for All Ages

Haunted Houses. Bar Crawls. Trick-or-treating. This is how San Diego does Halloween. With activities and fun for kids (and adults!) of all ages, here are our favorites things to do during Halloween in San Diego.


For the Big Kids

Haunted Houses

Enter if you dare…there are many haunted houses around San Diego just read to scare the living daylights out of you. The Haunted Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter will transport you right into the twilight zone as you fight through ghouls and brave through bone-chilling special effects and sounds.

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

The usual serene and sophisticated Balboa Park turns into a haunted trail of horrors and frights during Halloween. The mile long trail will feature surprises and scares at every turn.


For the Adults

Pacific Beach Pub Crawl

Taking place the Friday before Halloween, head over to Pacific Beach for the spookiest pub crawl in town. Come in your best costume to party with hundreds of other Halloween enthusiasts at some of the best bars in town.

Zombie Crawl Gaslamp Takeover

See how the Gaslamp Quarter transforms to a zombified wasteland at the Zombie Crawl takeover! Ticket includes discounted drinks at select clubs and bars, free appetizers, drink specials, an UBER voucher, and more!

Monster Bash

The annual Monster Bash is back at San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, and will for sure be a Halloween party you won’t want to miss. This year’s theme is “The Demented Circus”, a festival of scary clowns and devious ringleaders beckoning you into a devishly good time.


For the Little Kids

LEGOLAND Brick or Treat

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND is back this Halloween season to scare the living bricks out of you! Throughout October, kids get free entry to the park to participate in spooky activities, frightful fun, free candy, and even a haunted trail where kids can battle their way through ghosts and ghouls alongside LEGO characters.

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

Seafaring frights and fun awaits at SeaWorld during Spooktacular. Select attractions will be transformed into haunted Halloween rides and activities, bringing a spooky vibe over all of SeaWorld. Trick-or-treating, themed character meet and greets, and more will be featured during the month. Plus, kids get in free!