Are haunted thrills what you love about October to prepare for Halloween? Don’t look any further, check out our favorite spots to experience haunted mazes and thrills in San Diego this October!
The Haunted Trail Balboa Park
Experience a thrill that is too big to keep indoors. Head to the historic Balboa Park if you dare to seek out two terror filled experiences. First, you’ll have to find your way out of the eXperiment maze, a horrifying maze where you’ll be stalked by your favorite horror characters. After you crawl and scream your way out of the maze, enter the mile long trail if you dare. The Haunted Trail winds around the park where you’ll feel like you’re trapped in Friday the 13th. Watch out for Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers, and Pennywise as you creep your way through the trail. Who knows what, or who, will pop out next.
Location: at the corner of Balboa Drive & Juniper in Balboa Park
The Haunted Hotel
If you love Downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp District, experience the terror the Haunted Hotel has in store for you. Make your way through the Haunted Hotel, where clowns will turn the corners unexpectedly while you fight your way through the zombie infested hallways and find yourself in the Morgue Autopsy Lab. Find out for yourself what other horrors are waiting while making your way out of this hotel.
Location: 424 Market Street, San Diego, Ca 92101
The Scream Zone
One haunt not good enough for you? Then experience The Scream Zone, San Diego’s largest haunted experience. With 3 horror filled attractions, you won’t know what hit you when you step inside The Scream Zone on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Make your way into the House of Horror, where you’ll be trapped by clowns and shaken up in the darkness, unknowing of where you are. Or pile into a wagon for the Haunted Hayride, where you’ll be taken into the darkness where terrifying clowns, demonic dolls, and bloodthirsty zombies are waiting for your arrival. Choose to go to the Karnevil, the terrifying freakshow that will leave you disoriented and petrified. If you’re up for the challenge, experience all 3 haunts and see which one leaves you running for your life.
Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, California 92014