Break out your costume and celebrate because it’s the last weekend before Halloween! Between family days at Balboa Park to a Monster Bash, everyone will find something to do this weekend.
For a more complete rundown of Halloween festivities, check out our previous blog posts below:
- Find the Perfect Pumpkin Patch in San Diego – 2012
- Halloween fun for Kids
- 5 to Try Spook-tacular San Diego Halloween Haunts
- Halloween Nightlife, Parties and Cruises in San Diego – 2012
- Trick or Treating in San Diego, the Grown-Up Version
1. Balboa Park Family Day
Over a dozen museums are treating families to free admission for children 12 and under during the 4th annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day on Saturday, October 27. In addition to free children’s admission with a paid adult, participating museums and cultural attractions will present a spooky array of hands-on activities, crafts, special tours, storytelling, and other free goodies.
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Kids 12 and under free with paid adult admission
> Find out more about Balboa Park’s Halloween Family Day
2. San Diego Monster Bash
Head to the Gaslamp Quarter this Saturday and share in the Halloween fun with music on the entertainment stages, dancing, costumed characters, costume contest and more. Open to adults, 21 years and older. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show.
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM to Midnight
> Find out more about San Diego Monster Bash
3. Haunted Trail of Balboa Park
The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park is a stroll you will never forget. As you walk the mile-long Trail, spine-tingling sights and sounds will leave you trembling. Among the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks along the trail, you’ll experience terror that is simply too big to house indoors. Watch your back and keep close to your companions because you never know which way the terror will hit you.
Dates: Through October 31, 2012
Times: Sunday-Thursday – 7:00 to 11:00 PM, Friday-Saturday – 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM
> Find out more about the Haunted Trail of Balboa Park
4. Haunted Behind the Scenes Wine Tour
South Coast Winery has paired up with the “ghouls and goblins” from its Vineyard Rose Restaurant and its Winery, enhancing the ‘original’ Behind-the-Scenes Tour and adding a “Spook-tacular” Tour. Starting out in the vineyards, then the proceeding to the haunted halls of the winery, one never knows who or what will appear before you to serve up the wines for tour participants and just how it will be delivered. The tour concludes in the winery’s cellar, tucked away in the private Carter Reserve Room, for more haunted happenings.
Dates: October 26-31, 2012
Time: 4:30 to 5:45 PM
> Find out more about the Haunted Behind the Scenes Wine Tour
5. Haunted Aquarium: Shipwrecked!
Discover what lurks beneath the surface at Haunted Birch Aquarium: Shipwrecked! Enjoy close encounters of the fishy kind, BOO-gie down with Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters, and explore our wreckage for sunken treasures. Wander the aquarium’s galleys for tricky treats and discover a sea of glowing creatures while having a monstrous good time. Dress to impress!
Dates: October 26-27, 2012
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
> Find out more about the Haunted Aquarium: Shipwrecked!
Know of any other great things to do this weekend? Let us and everyone else know in the comments below…