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Spooky San Diego 2013

Spooky San Diego 2013. #halloween #sandiego #haunted

October is here! Maybe it’s because my birthday’s in October but we at The Wanderer Guides think this month is the best of the year (don’t you agree?).

With October comes Halloween and we all know what that means: lots of haunted trails, spooky houses and decked out amusement parks. Here’s your guide to haunted and spooky San Diego:

  • Brick-or-Treat every weekend in October at LEGOLAND. Costume contests, special Saturday hours, entertainment, and the Brick-or-Treat Trail. Fireworks every Saturday at 9pm too!
  • The Haunted Hotel in downtown San Diego. So scary, I couldn’t even look at the website for long…
  • Boomont Park every weekend in October and Halloween Thursday. Belmont Park has it all for their spooky weekends: trick-or-treating, a haunted house, a pumpkin patch, zombie laser tag and more.
  • Ghosts and Gravestones Haunted Tours. Old Town will never been the same after you take this tour!
  • The Haunted Trail in Balboa Park. They even have a really really extra scary area called The eXperiment, which sounds beyond terrifying.
  • Ghost Tours and more at the Whaley House in Old Town. This spooky house has some Ghost Hunting Tours and special hours during the month of October.
  • Halloween Spooktacular thru October 27th at SeaWorld. Fun characters, spooky shows, goodies and more.
  • Haunting Tales abroad the Star of India with the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Only 4 days in October to catch this spooky event!
  • The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Yep, it’s back and this year with Zombie Paintball.
  • Paranormal Investigation Tours and Gaslamp Ghost Tours from the Gaslamp Museum. Ghosts roam the Gaslamp area and this tour will show you where.
  • Savage House in La Mesa. New this year and I totally appreciate the scary backstory (read the blurb on the website). They even have a scary characters museum, which I might actually be able to visit without losing my mind!

And for a few notable haunted areas just outside San Diego:

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Celebrate Labor Day San Diego 2013

Labor Day San Diego 2013

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.”
-Doug Larson

It’s almost Labor Day weekend which means the end of Summer as we know it. It also means great fun, tasty food and interesting interactions with family and friends. Here’s a list of the best things happening around San Diego for Labor Day:

Best Places to Enjoy Fourth of July 2013 in San Diego

2013 Fourth of July San Diego! From The Wanderer Guides. #sandiego #fireworks #fourthofjuly

Make this Fourth of July great with parties, festivals, family and fireworks. You bring the family and we’ll provide the guide to everything else. Here are special Fourth of July activities, parties and (most importantly) fireworks in San Diego:


  • Camp Pendleton. 9pm. Del Mar Beach.
  • Carlsbad. 8:30pm. Legoland.
  • Coronado. 9pm. Glorietta Bay.
  • Del Mar. 9pm. San Diego County Fair (Note: one of the best firework shows I’ve ever been to was here.).
  • Downtown (Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show). 9pm. San Diego Bay.
  • Eastlake. Dusk (Around 8pm). Olympic Training Center.
  • El Cajon. 9pm. Kennedy Park.
  • Escondido. 9pm. California Center for the Arts.
  • Fallbrook. 8:45pm. Grand Tradition Estate and Garden.
  • 4S Ranch. Dusk (Around 8pm). Del Norte High School.
  • La Jolla. 9pm. La Jolla Cove.
  • National City. 9pm. Kimbell Park.
  • Ocean Beach. 9pm. Ocean Beach Pier.
  • Oceanside. 8pm. El Corazon Senior Center.
  • Poway. 9pm. Poway High School
  • Ramona. 9pm. Olive Peirce Middle School
  • Rancho Bernardo. 9pm. Bernardo Heights Middle School.
  • San Marcos. 9pm. Bradley Park.
  • Santee. 9pm. Town Center Community Park East.
  • Scripps Mesa. 9pm. Mira Mesa High School.
  • Seaworld. 9:30pm. Seaworld Park
  • Vista. 9pm. Brengle Terrace Park.

San Diego Memorial Day Events 2013

San Diego Memorial Day Events 2013 from The Wanderer Guides Blog. #sandiego

San Diego is a great place to celebrate Memorial Day. We love love love our Military. We honor and cherish those we have lost and those we are lucky enough to have around. We also like having a long weekend to spend relaxing and exploring SD. Spend Memorial Day weekend enjoying time with family and loved ones while doing some of the following activities:

Top Things To Do to Celebrate Mother’s Day in San Diego

There are a lot of ways to celebrate Mom this weekend. If you’re doing your own thing, awesome! If you need some ideas on what to do to celebrate Mother’s Day, check out this list:

  • Go to a Mother’s Day brunch. San Diego Magazine has a great list of places here.
  • Voyage on a Mother’s Day Hornblower Cruise.
  • Listen to the pipes at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.
  • See pretty homes, gardens and art on the 19th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art and Garden Tour.
  • Take Mom on a free kayaking tour.
  • Run a Mother’s Day race: Sunset Rotary Mother’s Day 5K, Moms 5K for Healthy Babies, Girls on the Go Run.
  • Have brunch with the animals at Safari Park’s Mother’s Day Brunch.
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day with Shamu at Seaworld.
  • Be philanthropic at Mama’s Day 2013.
  • Get in free at the San Diego Museum of Man…Moms with kids get in for free on Mother’s Day.
  • Attend the special Mother’s Day Sleepover at the San Diego Zoo.
  • Watch a special Mother’s Day drag queen show at Lips.
  • Tour the Mother’s Day show in the Casa del Prado presented by the San Diego Epi Society.
  • Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2013 in San Diego

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2013 in San Diego from The Wanderer Guides Blog. #sandiego

    There’s a lot to do for Cinco de Mayo in San Diego. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate this weekend without heading to your neighborhood Rubios, try one of these great parties:

    What are you doing for Cinco de Mayo?