Top 10 Halloween Haunts

It’s time to get the skinny on the slew of spooktastic events from DiscoverSD.

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Scareventures Haunted House, Downtown: Scareventures features a series of attractions such as The Pirates of Market Street, an all-hands-on-deck pirate induced fright. When the sun goes down, be prepared for Terror on the High Seas. Tickets start at $9.99. Click here for details )
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The Haunted Trail: Running until October 31, Balboa Park’s Haunted Trail is not your everyday walk in the park. From ghouls, goblins and demons, you never know what might jump out at you on your guided tour of terror. Tickets cost $14.99. Click here for details )
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Haunted Birch Aquarium in La Jolla: The Birch Aquarium will host two nights of science gone mad on October 23rd and 24th. From encounters with spooky creatures from the deep and experiments with mad scientists to pumpkin decorating and costume contests, the whole family is bound to brew up some ghoulish fun. Tickets for members are $12 and $15 for the public. Click here for details )
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Haunted Hotel Downtown: As the premier haunted attraction in all of San Diego, get ready to be freaked and spooked this year.Head to the heart of Gaslamp through October 31to be utterly terrified by the onslaught of blood, guts and ghouls. Admission starts at $14.99. Click here for details )
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Monster Manor in Mira Mesa: Legend has it that this haunted house was once inhabited by the Ghastelys, a family that has been cursed since emigrating to America from the English Moors more than 300 years ago. Many attempt to solve the mystery of their death each year the doors open. Do you dare? $12 per person. Click here for details )
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Scream Zone in Del Mar: The Del Mar Fairgrounds’ resident ghosts aren’t bringing the same old blood-curdling scares this year. Scream Zone features new thrills and scares such as the New Orleans Crypt and Graveyard and the Dinner Party Gone Mad. Click here for details )
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Seaworld Halloween Spooktacular in Mission Bay: From October 3rd to November 1st, bring the kiddies down to Seaworld for an ocean of spooky fun. From 1 pm to 6 pm daily, kids are encouraged to dress up in costume and partake in the Trick-or-Trick Sweets. And don’t miss out on Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween with Count Von Count and Clyde and Seamore’s Trick or Treat Halloween parody at the Sea Lion and Otter Stadium. Click here for details )
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Boulevard BOO! Parade and Carnival in the College Area: On Saturday, October 24th, goblins and ghosts will walk the streets. The annual spooktacular parade will begin at 11 am on El Cajon Boulevard and College Avenue near San Diego State University, followed by the BOO! Carnival from 12 pm to 6 pm at Clay Park. The family-friendly event features carnival rides and games, performances by the SDSU dance team and the Ole’ Flamenco Dance Academy, a kids costume and doggie costume contest and a vendor booths. Click here for details )
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Haunted San Diego Tours in Old Town: Get the most fright for your money this Halloween season with Haunted San Diego Tours. Step aboard the Ghost Bus and embark on a ride to historical haunted hot spots in San Diego including the Whaley House. The two hour tour ride costs $35 and runs Thursday through Monday. Click here for details )
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Oktoberfest in El Cajon: While there are several Oktoberfest options to choose from throughout San Diego, most locals will tell you that El Cajon brings the most authentic of them all. 9-11th, adults, children and families can enjoy music, food, traditional folk dancing, vendor and craft booths and of course, German beers. Click here for details )
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