Halloween Events in San Diego

halloween events in San Diego


October is finally here and it officially fall in San Diego! What better way to celebrate the spooky season than with fun Halloween events in San Diego perfect for the whole family. Listed below are my top choices for Halloween events in San Diego. Don’t forget to call Shirley Smith for all of your real estate needs.

Oakoasis Haunted Trailhalloween events in San Diego

What’s more San Diego than taking a spooky hike? Head out to the Oakoasis Preserve in Lakeside to take a night hike with some scary surprises. The hikes are a half-mile long with moderate uphill climbs. The last hike leaves at 7:40 pm. Be sure to bring a flashlight so you can see where you’re going!

When: October 12, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Oakoasis County Preserve – 12620 Wildcat Canyon Road Lakeside, CA 92040

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Birch’s Aquarium’s Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

Celebrate Halloween while enjoying rare close encounters with creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. The aquarium will display a sea of glowing monsters, slime to play with, spooky stories, live music and much more. The event is recommended for ages 2+.

When: Oct 25 – Oct 27, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps – 2300 Expedition Way La Jolla, CA

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halloween events in San Diego

Trick or Treat on India Street

This fun Halloween tradition allows urban families to enjoy traditional trick or treating in Little Italy’s business district. Business owners will be standing by to hand out candy and treats to trick or treaters. Don’t miss out on this fun 13th annual tradition.

When: Oct 25, 2019 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: Piazza della Famiglia and participating businesses along India Street 523 W Date St San Diego, CA

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Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Flock to Balboa Park with your family for the region’s largest Halloween carnival for the 11th year in a row. The event features Halloween activities like free craft projects, costume contests, parades, carnival games, live entertainment, and food trucks. Some of the museums will also offer free admission to children under 12 years old accompanied by a paying adult.

When: Oct 26, 2019- 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – All activities 11am to 4pm

Where: Balboa Park House of Hospitality San Diego, CA

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Halloween at the Station

Point Loma residents can visit Liberty Station to celebrate Halloween with fun community games, daytime trick or treating throughout the district at different businesses, live entertainment, music, arts and crafts, an inflatable course, a Hollywood car show and much more. This is the perfect event to bring your whole family to for a day of fun.

When: Oct 27, 2019 – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: North Promenade – 2848 Dewey Road San Diego, CA

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halloween events in San Diego

Waterfront Pumpkin Patch

Head to San Diego’s scenic Waterfront Park to take in gorgeous views of the San Diego Bay while picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve. The event will also feature crafts tables, inflatable toys and much more.

When: Oct 27, 2019 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Waterfront Park 1600 Pacific Highway San Diego, CA

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Contact Shirley Smith, REALTOR

Now that you know exactly what you’re going to do to celebrate the Halloween season in San Diego, it’s time to start thinking of where you want to live. Whether you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I’m here to help. Please contact me to see how I can help you sell your home for top dollar, or buy the home of your dream in San Diego’s competitive market.

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:46 am
Shirley Smith | Posted in Things to Do in San Diego |

Top 6 Ways to Spend Fall in San Diego

Although summer is still in full swing, it’s never too early to start planning one of the best times of the year. The tourists are gone and we can finally enjoy empty beaches and tourist attractions once again. Although fall foliage isn’t at its peak in San Diego until November, there are still plenty of fun ways to kick off the fall season. Discover the top 6 ways to spend fall in San Diego below.

1. Pick Apples in Julian

apple picking in Julian

Visiting Julian is the perfect day trip to make this fall. Driving through the mountains is one of the best ways to enjoy San Diego’s fall foliage and escape from city life. Once you reach Julian, you will find several different apple orchards to choose from. Make sure to research ahead of time if your go-to orchard has apples that are ready to pick. September is the prime of apple season so make sure you make the trek to Julian sooner than later. Spend the day picking apples with your family and then head over to the town center to enjoy a fresh slice of apple pie and other homemade treats. Picking apples in Julian is a fun way to kick-start your fall this year.

Browse apple orchards in Julian here.

2. Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch

pumpkin patch in San Diego

Late September is the start of spooky season and also the opening of several local pumpkin patches in San Diego. Visit one of your favorite pumpkin patches to take family photos and to pick out the biggest pumpkin you’ve ever seen. Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center is the perfect place to visit this fall. They have everything from pumpkin patches, hayrides, a petting zoo, general store and straw maze to food trucks and events throughout October.

Find the nearest pumpkin patch to you right here.

3. Enjoy a Local Oktoberfest Celebration

oktoberfest in San Diego

Celebrate Germany’s favorite holiday in San Diego without the long flight. With several celebrations throughout the county, you can enjoy delicious German beer, pretzels, bratwurst and other fun German traditions originating from a 150-year tradition in Munich.

Find the Oktoberfest for you here.

 4. Take a Hike

take a hike in San Diego

With cooler weather finally on its way, fall is the perfect time to break into hiking season. Fortunately, San Diego has a plethora of hikes to choose from. Browse the All Trails app to find your next favorite hike. To see beautiful fall foliage on your hike, make your way up to Mount Laguna, Lake Cuyamaca, Ramona, or Palomar Mountain for a real fall hiking experience.

5. Take Advantage of Kids Free October

free admission for kids in October

Whether you have your own kids or a kid in your life you love to treat, San Diego has tons of offers around the county that gives kids free admission! The San Diego Zoo is just one of the places that offer free child admission all month long. You can also take advantage of discounts and free admission to places like SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, Birch Aquarium, Maritime Museum, and the USS Midway. What a great month to be a kid!

6. Haunted Houses and Attractions in San Diego

haunted house in san diego

San Diego is also home to plenty of haunted attractions. If you want to celebrate the spooky season right, head to the Haunted Hotel, Haunted Trails in Balboa Park, and the Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. You can also visit Scotty’s Scare Trail at an abandoned amusement park, Whaley House Museum, SeaWorld, and LEGOLAND for Halloween celebrations.

Don’t Forget to Fall Back

Before you get too wrapped up in all of the festive fall fun, don’t forget to set your clocks back on November 3, 2019.

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Fall is the perfect time to sell or buy your home. Not to mention, if you love fall in San Diego, you’ll want to buy a home so you can live here for life. With my proven marketing strategy, I can help you sell your home for top dollar in record time. If you’re in the market to buy, I’ve got the negotiation skills you need in our competitive housing market.

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Posted on September 6, 2019 at 7:36 pm
Shirley Smith | Posted in Things to Do in San Diego |