Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo! Have a Family-Friendly Halloween in San Diego

As the weather turns crisp and cool in San Diego, it’s time for pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and maybe something delightfully spooky! Gather your loved ones and add these fun, family-friendly events to celebrate the Halloween season:

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Visit a Pumpkin Patch!

Cost: Free Entry

Open throughout the Halloween Season

It’s time for pumpkin carving and corn mazes! In North County San Diego, what is normally the strawberry field in Carlsbad transitions into a pumpkin patch in the fall! Take pictures with scarecrows, enjoy the corn maze, and choose your ideal pumpkin.

San Diego Halloween - Cornmaze in Carlsbad

Or, if you’re looking for a scenic mountain drive and country feel, head out to Bates Nut Farm in San Diego County. Listen tolive music, grab a bite to eat from food vendors, and shop the farm’s amazing selection of fruits, nuts, fudge and more! Plus, explore their expansive pumpkin patch.

Sea World Spooktacular

Cost: Park Admission

Every Saturday and Sunday, September 23 – October 29

Get silly and spooky at Sea World’s Spooktacular! Enjoy live shows, exciting Halloween activities and trick or treating throughout the park. It’s the perfect Halloween experience that’s brimming with safe, family-friendly fun!

San Diego Halloween - Sea World Spooktacular

Brick or Treat Party at Legoland

Cost: Park Admission

September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28

Join in on the Halloween excitement as soon as the sun sets on Legoland to experience Brick or Treat! Enjoy live entertainment, costume contests, candy stations, and dance parties throughout the park, all with a fun, spooky, family-friendly twist!

San Diego Halloween - Brick or Treat

Protip: Trick-or-treat yourself by staying at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, Carsbad Seapointe Resort, or Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort where you’ll be just minutes away from Legoland!

Haunted Birch Aquarium

Cost: $13.50 – $20.00, free for children 2 and under

Check their website for scheduling

Explore the spooky side of science with this exciting, family-friendly experience! Get the opportunity to meet with Oceanography scientists and witness underwater creatures rarely seen at the Birch Aquarium. You and your loved ones will discover many intriguing, spooky sea creatures, engage in fun activities like creating your own seaweed slime, along with BOO-gying down to live music!

San Diego Halloween - Birch Aquarium

Visit the Whaley House

Cost: $8 – $15

Check website for hours

While being one of the most historic buildings in San Diego, the Whaley House has also earned its reputation as being one of America’s Most Haunted places! Gather your loved ones to learn about San Diego pioneer Thomas Whaley and the spooky history of the area, and get the opportunity to roam the house where you’re sure to have some spirited fun.

San Diego Halloween - Whaley House

Creep it real with your family this Halloween by staying close to the spooky fun. Vacation at Coronado Beach Resort, Villa L’Auberge, Southern California Beach Club, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, or Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort for the perfect fall getaway! Book online or call a Vacation Specialist at (877) 477-7368 .

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