5 to Try: Family Halloween Edition

great costume! a crocodile dressed as an alligator

  1. Halloween makes a splash at SeaWorld during  Halloween Spooktacular. Families can enjoy trick-or-treat stations, a Sesame Street-themed Halloween show, special Halloween-themed sea lion shows and Halloween characters along the pathways of the park. The event takes place every weekend in October.
  2. LEGOLAND California joins in the Halloween fun every Saturday in October with its annual Brick-or-Treat celebration, featuring a one-of-a-kind, 4-ft. tall LEGO jack-o-lantern. Children can participate in fun-filled costume contests and trick-or-treat with a souvenir goodie bag along the park’s Brick-or-Treat Trail, a kid-sized cul-de-sac of spooky LEGO homes featuring fun and creepy creatures.
  3. Get in the spirit of Halloween with a Spooky Sleepover at the San Diego Zoo on October 23 and 30. Your camp director, Dr. Zoolittle will introduce you to animals that wear colorful costumes year-round and other slithery friends before taking you on an exclusive bus tour to Camp Timbuktu where you will spend the night. Kids can trick-or-treat, participate in a costume parade, enjoy campfire entertainment and so much more. Reservations are required.  
  4. Enjoy a park-wide Halloween Family Day at Balboa Park on October 30, when over a dozen museums will open their doors free to children ages 17 and younger, per every paying adult.  In addition, a variety of spooky activities, creepy crafts, spine-tingling tours and free treats will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other highlights will include a doggie costume contest at the Spanish Village Art Center, a kiddie costume parade at the Natural History Museum and so much more.
  5. Fiesta De Reyes in Old Town San Diego celebrates Halloween this year with an outdoor movie night on October 29 and 30 and a children’s costume contest on October 30.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy a family-friendly spooky movie under the stars.  Then, for the brave few, Old Town State Historic Park will host Séances at the Seeley Stable where you’ll hear scary, funny and tragic stories about the people who once lived in San Diego in the 1800s. Join Madam Stolichnaya as she summons “ghosts” that will tell their stories in a fun and spooky way.  Performances are available on October 22, 23, 29, 30 and 31 at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
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About Stephenie

I’m a Nor Cal girl loving my Sol Cal world. I have a passion for fashion but can’t ever quite afford it. I love to laugh and often crack myself up. I hang with the guys and gossip with the girls. I like to wear my stunna shades at night.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?

I would spend the day in Balboa Park and finally visit all the museums.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I’d hit the beach and get rid of my tan lines… can you tan when you’re invisible??

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

Catching a Padres game at PETCO Park, bike riding along the Pacific Beach/Mission Beach boardwalk or going to the Little Italy Mercado on Saturdays.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Burgers and beer all the way.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…



  • Taylor Swift: Love Story



  • Jamie Foxx: Blame It



  • Kelly Clarkson: My Life Would Suck Without You



  • Pitbull: I Know You Want Me



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3 thoughts on “5 to Try: Family Halloween Edition

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  2. The USS Midway aircraft carrier museum is also screening Ghostbusters on the 29th with presentations about the paranormal sightings that have occured on board. Tickets are $10 with doors opening at 6:00pm and the movie starting at 7:30.

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