Fall Activities to do in San Diego

There are plenty of fun fall activities to do in San Diego. Check out our list of family friendly and night on the town ideas!

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While we might still be experiencing 80 degree weather, it’s officially fall in San Diego. There are plenty of fun fall activities across the county for both adults and children. Check out our list of favorite places during the autumn months.

For Families

Bates Nut Farm

Up in North County, you’ll find Bates Nut Farm. This is a great place year round, but every October they have a pumpkin patch event. There are hayrides, mazes, petting zoos, and live music on the weekend. There’s something for the whole family!

Mr. Jack O'Lanterns Pumpkin Patch

This cute pumpkin patch is on Pearl Street in La Jolla. Complete with spooky games, a maze, and pumpkin decorating, this is a favorite for kids. You can even book parties with them!

Apple Picking

If you have never been to Julian, fall is the perfect time to go. Famous for their apples and apple pies, there are multiple orchards you can choose from to pick your own apples. Once you’re done, pick up a delicious apple pie and freshly made cider.

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Every year Balboa Park hosts their annual Halloween family day. There are plenty of booths with crafts and face painting alongside great food vendors. There’s also usually some form of live entertainment and a costume contest.

Brick or Treat at Legoland

Select nights in October, Legoland puts on Halloween festivities. The park has brand new shows, meet and greets with characters, and special treat stations with tons of candy. Head to their website to get early bird tickets!

For Adults

Raised by Wolves

Every night in October, this speakeasy is decked out in spooky decor and has a full Halloween-themed drink list. It’s the perfect place to go after a long work day or on the weekend with a group of friends. We recommend a reservation to avoid a long wait!

Haunted Trail at Balboa Park

For a haunted outdoor experience, you have to visit the Haunted Trail at Balboa Park. Be warned, this one isn’t for the faint of heart. You’ll see some of horror’s favorite characters like Michael Meyers, Pennywise the Clown, and Chucky. Before heading onto the trail, go through the eXperiment maze for extra scares.

The Disturbance by Haunted Hotel

Now located in Mission Valley, this new attraction is three events in one: The Haunted Hotel, Kill-billy Chaos, and 3D Freak Fest. Choose your source of terror (or do all three!) and make your way through haunted rooms guaranteed to keep you up at night.

Pub Crawls

There are a few Halloween-themed pub crawls across San Diego. Get tickets early and get free drinks and entry into some of the city’s coolest bars and clubs. The most notable is downtown’s Zombie Crawl, taking place on three nights leading up to Halloween.

Sinners & Saints at the Haunted Museum

For a fun party that supports a great cause, go to Sinners and Saints. Held at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park, it’s a night full of great appetizers, yummy cocktails, a DJ set, and a silent auction and raffle items.

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