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6 Memorable Ways to Celebrate in San Diego This Halloween Weekend

Still not sure what to do as Halloween looms near? Check out these options for plenty of spooky good times!

Halloween at Hotel del Coronado
Image Credits One Paseo: Photo by Haley Hill;Belmont Park: Photo courtesy of Belmont Park; The Westgate Hotel: Photo by Rachel Ayotte; Lumi Rooftop: Photo by Zack Benson; All other Photography: Courtesy
The Forum Carlsbad | October 29, 2-6pm

Join The Forum Carlsbad for a family-friendly afternoon of trick-or-treating, creepy characters, Halloween activities, photo booths, and tunes. Arrive in your best costume to trick-or-treat through participating stores and restaurants. Participating businesses will be designated by a Halloween decal on their front door. Trick-or-Treaters can make the booth near Anthropologie their first stop to receive a complimentary bucket to collect candy! Also near Anthropologie, local band, Hullabaloo, will perform and entertain guests from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

One Paseo | October 29 & 30, 4:30-6:30pm

For more trick-or-treat family fun, head to One Paseo, where candy will be passed out by the log to everyone dressed in their best costumes! Trick-or-treaters are also encouraged to snap a pic by the red Studebaker truck for a festive and fun photo op.  

Belmont Park | October 30

Get into the spooky spirit at Belmont Park’s Beachside Fall Fest with free Trick-or-Treating Sunday at 5pm. Plus, add some thrills to your visit when you take advantage of the last days of October, when this month, kids 12 and under ride free with the purchase of an adult wristband. 

The Westgate Hotel | October 29 & 30, 2:30-5pm

Ghouls, goblins andwitches of San Diego, unite! The Westgate Hotel is putting a wicked twist on its renowned Afternoon Tea experience this weekend. Come dressed in your most bewitching costume and celebrate spooky season in the downtown San Diego hotel’s Le Fontainebleau Room. The deliciously magical afternoon includes a tower of house-made Halloween pastries, savory tea sandwitches, a selection of gourmet teas and a host of spellbinding treats. Tea for the 21+ crowd includes a glass of boo-zy bubbles while kids will receive a take-home surprise. The cash-only Imperial Bar will also be open and serving specialty spooky cocktails for guests.

Lumi by Akira Back | October 29 & 30, 11am–3pm

Head to Lumi by Akira Back in the Gaslamp for adult fun at an over-the-top, Halloween costume brunch featuring a live DJ playing party hits, throwback jams, and Halloween favorites, and Halloween-themed dishes, desserts & cocktails, including the “Once Bitten” (A more balanced, floral take on an Aviation featuring Plymouth Gin, yellow chartreuse, carpano bianco, crème de violet and simple syrup). Those who come in costume can enter into giveaways where they’ll be (trick or) treated with Lumi-branded lip gloss, t-shirts, and more in addition to classic candy and Lumi gift cards for big winners!

Hotel del Coronado | October 29 & 30

This San Diego icon is offering a handful of different ways to celebrate this weekend, from kid-friendly to downright spooky!

  • Ghost Roast: Gather your friends for a spooky night under the stars and roast s’mores with an added supernatural flair, thanks to a paranormal visit from Kate Morgan, the resident ghost, and the source of our folklore as a haunted hotel. Ghost Roast is available October 30 at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Ghost Roast fire pits are $230 for a one-hour experience with s’mores and a la carte menu options. One pit accommodates up to 10 guests. Advanced reservations required.
  • Movies on the Beach: Get in the spooky spirit with a Halloween classic under the stars. The Del will feature Hocus Pocus on October 30. Doors open at 6 pm, movies begin promptly at 6:30. Advanced reservations required.
  • Halloween Pumpkin Carving: On October 30, pumpkin carve San Diego-style, with oceanfront Halloween pumpkin carving at The Del’s beach deck. Family and friends can choose their pumpkin from the beachfront pumpkin patch, and utilize a variety of supplies to create their own masterpiece worthy of any front porch or Halloween centerpiece.
  • Haunted Happenings Tour: Hear the official tale of Kate Morgan’s infamous 1892 visit to The Del, and why her spirit never checked-out in this guided ghostly tour. Walk in Kate’s footsteps as you uncover the mystery of her death, and the other spirits who haunt the hotel and ghostly guest encounters. Private haunted happening tours are available as well. Saturday, October 29 and on select dates through November. Price is $30 per person for the 45-minute tour. Ages 12+.


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