Halloween Picks


Dressing up for some devilish fun at one of the local casinos in Santee is always a way to celebrate the haunting season—but what if you want something more frightful? Your hotel in Santee is just a short drive from San Diego where some of the best Halloween parties in southern California go down (six feet) in history.

If you’re traveling with little ones, check out the LEGOLAND brick-or-treat party nights throughout October or the Boomont Park Falls Festival and Haunt all month long for trick or treating, a pumpkin patch and spook-filled roller coaster rides. The Hauntfest on Main happens the weekend before Halloween for costume contests, rides and entertainment and kid zones.

A Scary Good Time

If you’re looking for thrills, Scream Zone is the biggest and scariest attraction in town featuring the House of Horror, Haunted Hayride and The Chamber. The Haunted Hotel in the Gaslamp district is full of the best special effects, and the Haunted Trail of Balboa Park is a nighttime stroll you’ll never forget.

Prefer to show off your Thriller moves? Check out the Monster Bash on October 28, the San Diego Zombie Crawl on the 28 and 29 for a guided tour of over 25 clubs and bars, or the Hallo-Wine and Spirits Party at the famed haunted hotel.