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San Diego Halloween Guide 2016

From monster bashes to creepy arts and crafts, check out San Diego's spooktacular events for the whole family


Family Fun

Boomont Park
Every weekend in October, Belmont Park takes on a spooky alter ego: Boomont Park, featuring zombie laser tag, Spooky Coaster rides, Trick-or-Treating, pumpkin picking, and more.
Date: October 31
Time: 5pm – closing
Price: Varies
3146 Mission Boulevard, Mission Beach

Family Overnight Adventure: Mysterious Midnight on the Marsh
The Living Coast Discovery Center is hosting a spooky overnight family adventure, including night hikes through the marsh, a treasure hunt, creepy critter encounters, and more.
Date: October 28-29
Price: $45 per person
1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
More than two dozen sites in Balboa Park will be offering festive activities for kids. There will be free monster mask-making at the Japanese Friendship Garden, trick or treating at the International Cottages, free admission to the San Diego Zoo for those under 11 years, and more.
Date: October 29
Price: Free

Hyatt Hound Yappy Hour
This Halloween Weekend, the Grand Hyatt San Diego is celebrating “Hyatt,” a puppy who was found wandering the halls of the fabulous hotel last year. Guests and locals alike can stop by Sally’s Fish House & Bar and enjoy yappy hour with their furry friends- featuring Halloween costumes for pets, half-off share items, and $6 select drinks.
Date: October 30
Time: 3-5 pm
Price: Free
1 Market Place, Downtown

Pillage the Village
Join La Plaza La Jolla and the La Jolla Merchants Association for ‘Pillage the Village,’ a spooky Halloween celebration, featuring zombies, witches, ghosts, and ghouls wandering the streets of La Jolla Village. Find your way to La Plaza La Jolla for sweet treats, pumpkin displays and a photo booth.
Date: October 31
Time: 3-6 pm
Price: Free
7863 Girard Avenue, La Jolla


Haunted Happenings

Scream Zone
San Diego County’s largest Halloween haunt experience features a House of Horror, a creepy KarnEvil, a Haunted Hayride, and the chance to play in a Paintball Apocalypse.
Date: October 19-31
Time: 7pm – midnight on Fridays and Saturday; 7-11 pm on other nights
Price: $19-$33
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar

Madame B’s Haunted Coco Club & Miss B’s Zombie Day Club
The zombie apocalypse has hit Miss B’s Coconut Day Club turning everyone into tiki-zombies. Creep and crawl over to Miss B’s Zombie Day Club in your most gruesome attire and feast on Liquefied Brain Slushies and Dead Man’s Brew Specials from 3-7pm.
Date: October 29
Price: Free
3704 Mission Boulevard, Mission Beach

Fantastic Horror Film Festival
The third annual Fantastic Horror Film Festival invades UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at the Hazard Center, showcasing more than 35 independent horror films from around the globe.
Date: October 28-30
Price: Varies
7510 Hazard Center Drive, Mission Valley

The Haunted Hotel
Downtown’s annual Haunted Hotel on Market Street offers heart-pounding and spine-chilling experiences that will keep you screaming.
Date: Everyday 7-9 pm
Price: $35 per person
4041 Harney Street, Downtown


Monster Bashes

San Diego Zombie Crawl
Roam the downtown streets* alongside thousands of ghouls and goblins with more than 25 parties, dozens of welcome shots, and devilish treats. There’s also an option for a Club VIP experience.
Date: October 29
Price: $50
*Quad AleHouse and Gaslamp Tavern will service as the San Diego Zombie Crawl Headquarters. Three levels of entertaining space with no cover all weekend. Guest will enjoy two “bartenders’ choice” welcome shots.

House of Blues Halloween Block Party
The downtown music venue undergoes a spooky transformation setting the stage for the ultimate Halloween bash, featuring more than 10 DJs and local artists.
Date: October 29
Time: 9 pm – early morning
Price: $20-$35
1055 5th Avenue, Downtown

Black Pearl
There will be three decks aboard the haunted mansion on the water, with two DJs, an open bar all cruise, and complimentary appetizers. Pirate costumes are preferred.
Date: October 29
Price: $85-975
900 North Harbor Drive, Downtown

Titanic Masquerade
Set sail on a spooky voyage this Halloween on The Inspiration, which will be transformed into a Titanic look-alike filled with thousands of ghouls and goblins. There will be four DJs performing on three decks so you can dance the night away.
Date: October 29
Price: $60-$975
1800 North Harbor Drive, Downtown

Hallo-wine & Spirits Party at Hotel del Coronado
Celebrate a classy Halloween at Hotel Del Coronado during an adults-only “Hallo-wine & Spirits Party.” Partygoers can enjoy grown-up trick or treating, wine tasting, and delicious food from The Del’s kitchen. At 9pm, the party moves to the Crown Room for desserts, dancing, and drinks, when the winner of best costume will be crowned.
Date: October 29
Time: 7-9 pm
Price: $150
1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Union Kitchen & Tap Pirate Party
Shake your pirate booty at Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp with a DJ spinning from 10 p.m. until close. The best-dressed pirate gets a $100 gift certificate.
Date: October 31
Price: Free
333 Fifth Avenue, Downtown


Spooky Treats

Le Parfait Paris
Up until Halloween, the Gaslamp’s patisserie is serving spooktacular holiday-inspired desserts. They’ll be decorating some of their signature French items including the Parfait Signature and Eclairs with everything from spiders to ghosts in the spirit of the holiday.
Date: Through October 31
555 G Street, Gaslamp

Trick or Treat Lattes at the Breakfast Republic
Try Breakfast Republic’s new Bloody Bellini made with blood orange puree and prosecco. Need more of a howl in the morning? Wake up with the Trick or Treat Latte made with pumpkin spice and white chocolate, topped with sugary sprinkles and candy corn. Hungry after a late Halloween night? Try their pumpkin cake benedict or their chicken-apple breakfast casserole with pumpkin apple gravy.
Date: Varies
2730 University Avenue, North Park; 286 Sims Roads, Liberty Station

Curiously Pumpkin Gluten-Free Cheesecake at the Curious Fork
The gluten-free café will be offering a Curiously Pumpkin Gluten-Free Cheesecake made with gluten-free graham cracker crumbs or gluten-free snap crumbs crust.
Date: All October
512 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach

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