Ghosts, Creepy Critters, and Pumpkins – It’s Halloween Time In San Diego!

Halloween is right around the corner in San Diego and we have a week full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy together. From haunted ship tours to creepy, crawly critters, we promise this October is going to be boo-tiful!

october 21-27

If you haven’t taken a tour of the Star of India before, October is the perfect time to check it out! The Haunted Tales of the Ship promises fun for the entire family! Bring the kiddos dressed in costume to enjoy a lantern-led tour around the ship. You will hear spooky legends from the ship’s past where many real-life encounters with ghosts have taken place. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes long and take place between 6 -10pm on October 21, 22, 28 & 29. Treats will also be provided to all who are brave enough to attend. The Maritime Museum's general admission price of $8 will get you into the Haunted Tales of the Ship tour.

Mission Trails Regional Park is getting in the Halloween spirit with two special events this month: “Natural Halloween” and "Bats! Spooky or Special?". Natural Halloween teaches attendees to appreciate the lifestyles of creepy critters like: bats, rats, tarantulas, and other creatures that are native to San Diego during a trail guide-led walk through sage and chaparral. Natural Halloween is free and will be held October 22, 23, and 26 from 9:30 -11am. Linda Hawley presents Bats! Spooky or Special and teaches attendees how bats are important to our environment. This class includes puppets, specimens, a trail walk, and a craft. This class will be held October 25, 26, and 27 from 9:30 -11:30am.

Time for some pumpkin carving! Head out to the Fallbrook pumpkin patch, Lavender Hill Pumpkins, to enjoy the unique, old-fashioned pumpkin patch with your family. Lavender Hill pumpkins range in size from one to 300 pounds! They are hoping that this year’s crop will include up to three thousand pumpkins in three dozen varieties, ranging from the very large, to the very small, to the very eccentric. Lavender Hill is open for the month of October, Monday-Friday: 2pm-5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm. The Pumpkin Farm is just a few minutes off I-15, easy for pumpkin aficionados to reach from anywhere in San Diego County, Orange County, Riverside, or Los Angeles.

Week at a Glance:

Images: Maritime Museum, Lavender Hill Pumpkins, Mission Trails Regional Park

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