There’s always plenty of Halloween events around San Diego county. Here’s a few that tend to be more welcoming to families with little ones…
• Old Town San Diego Trick-or-Treat (Thursday, Oct. 31): This is a free event in which merchants Old Town San Diego State Historic Park take part. There are special treats and activites for kids.
• Balboa Park Halloween Family Day 2013 (Saturday, Oct. 26 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Participating museums present special, spooky activities, tours, storytelling and other goodies.
• Haunting Tales at Star of India (Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.): Haunted tales of our seafaring past. Kids can wear their costumes and there are treats for everyone. The Haunting Tales are included with Maritime Museum admission ($16 per ticket for adults, $8 per ticket for kids 4-12, kids 3 and under free).
• Spooky Sleepover at the San Diego Zoo (Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 – 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.): Get into the spirit of the Halloween season with a Spooky Sleepover at the San Diego Zoo led by ghostly camp director, Dr. Zoolittle. Tickets cost $139 per adult and $119 per child (ages 4-11), plus Zoo admission for nonmembers.
• SeaWorld San Diego Halloween Spooktacular (Weekends, Sept. 28 – Oct. 27): SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular includes special shows, fun activities, photo ops with wacky characters and gob of ghoulish goodies. Kids are encouraged to come to the park in their costumes. The Halloween Spooktacular is included with park admission ($64 per person).
• Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND (Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.): Held every Saturday in October, the Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND boasts several special areas open late, including Miniland USA, Land of Adventure and Castle Hill. The event is free with paid one-day admission to the park ($59 per person).