This week we’re highlighting some of the spooktacular things to do Halloween weekend in San Diego! With so many activities to choose from there is something for every ghost, goblin and witch!
1. Monster Bash- Party with the undead at the biggest Halloween bash in San Diego, the 10th Annual Dos Equis XX Monster Bash! The madness begins on Saturday, October 30th, 2010 from 6:00 PM to Midnight on the outskirts of the Gaslamp at 7th Avenue between Market and J Street and on Island Avenue between 6th and 8th Avenues.
2. The Haunted Trail- Located in Balboa Park, The Haunted Trail is San Diego’s only all-outdoor haunted attraction. It is a stroll through the park, that you will never forget. The horror of fairy tales comes to life at the Haunted Trail, something not even the Brothers Grimm could make up. Experience outdoor terror that is simply too big to house indoors. Runs through Oct. 31, closed Mondays and Tuesdays except Oct. 25 & 26. Open at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays. Tickets are $15. You can purchase tickets online or at the door. Located just east of 6th & Juniper in Balboa Park, one block south of Laurel Street bridge.
3. Brick-or-Treat LEGOLAND- Castle Hill, Land of Adventure and Imagination Zone transform into a not-too-spooky Halloween haven for Brick-or-Treat Party Nights featuring a dance party, costume contests, nighttime trick-or-treating on the Brick-or-Treat Trails, festive music, Spirits of Brick-or-Treat Light Show and the entertaining “Boo Crew”. The fun happens 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturdays in October!
4. Bates Nut Farm- Bates grows 15 acres of gargantuan gourds for every October. The farm’s pumpkin patch opens the last weekend of September and is open each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Halloween. Haystacks with dressed-up scarecrows, corn stalks and pumpkins provide great photo-ops for the family. The farm’s zoo features geese, ducks, chickens, pigs, sheep, two llamas, donkeys and goats. A straw maze is believed to be the farm’s most popular activity. Made with 1,600 bales of hay, this maze can entertain visitors of all ages. It takes about 10 minutes to find your way through the maze and costs $2 per person. Families can go on tractor hayrides for $2 each and children can ride a pony for $5.
Trick-or-Treating- Halloween wouldn’t be complete without trick-or-treating. It’s the one night a year, children are allowed to get dressed up and pester their neighbors for free candy. Good news….out of the entire U.S., San Diego is ranked as the 13th best city to trick-or-treat in the Zillow Trick-or-Treat Housing Index. The list sorts San Diego’s neighborhoods based on which suburb has the most candy, the least walking and the safest streets. Be sure to check out the top 5 San Diego neighborhoods so you can maximize your treats this year!