Home Base San Diego: A Spooky Day Trip to Disneyland

Take a Spooktacular Day Trip to Disneyland

San Diego is the perfect place to make your home base in Southern California during a fall vacation. You can enjoy great local attractions including the beach, SeaWorld and LEGOLAND, then take a quick day trip or two to the mountains for some skiing or snowboarding, Joshua Tree National Park for some hiking, or Disneyland for some holiday family fun.

Disneyland is a great option for a day trip full of spooktacular Halloween fun including hundreds of carved pumpkins, Disney villains, a festive Haunted Mansion decorated by Jack Skellington, Halloween treats and more.

The best part: the drive from downtown San Diego to Disneyland is just over 90 minutes (but plan for a two-hour drive just in case of traffic problems), meaning you can be back in San Diego that same night after a full day of Disney fun and at the beach the next day!

Here is a short preview of the fun and excitement you will find during a day trip to Disneyland’s Halloween Time:

Save On Your Southern California Vacation in San Diego

Pick up a Southern California City Pass from one of the San Diego Visitors Centers or online and save up to 32% on admission to SeaWorld San Diego, Disneyland and Universal Studios (another easy day trip from San Diego). Add on City Pass admission to the world-famous San Diego Zoo and save even more!

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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