4 Best Halloween Events in San Francisco

4 Best Halloween Events in San Francisco

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  • 10/14/19

The Bay Area is famous for its thick fog and its rich history, which makes it the perfect setting for a Halloween scare. These four Halloween events will keep you up 'til the witching hour this October 31st.

1. Into the Dark

The San Francisco Mint isn’t holding back this Halloween, with two fully immersive haunted house experiences. This year, they’re offering two individualized routes so guests can tailor their experience to their liking. 

The Terror Vault is their cornerstone tour that launched their success in 2018. At 45 minutes, this tour explores the historic mint building, and guests who choose to wear a red necklace are opting for an interactive, hands-on thrill. Additionally, Apocalypse: A Zombie Survival Game drops guests into a labyrinth filled with zombies, and players must reach the vaccine to save humanity without becoming infected. Other attractions at the San Francisco Mint this fall include a speakeasy, an arcade, and a clairvoyant cafe. 

2. Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder, and Mystery

San Francisco is said to be one of the nation’s most haunted cities, and this historical ghost walk will take you into the heart of the hauntings. Meet at Union Square to explore the nooks and crannies of the city on a guided tour that traces back to the sites of paranormal activities, unsolved murders, and underground speakeasies. This event isn’t recommended for children under 10 years old, and this hour-long excursion is sure to keep you up all night. 

3. Halloween Hoopla at the Yerba Buena Gardens

For families looking for a taste of the fall festivities without the fright, the Yerba Buena Gardens is hosting their 19th annual Halloween Hoopla. This event is perfect for children under the age of 10 and their families. There will be a costume parade, crafts, a pumpkin patch, and loads of fun at this free two-hour event starting at noon on October 27th!

4. Watch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

If haunted houses or ghost tours aren’t your thing, consider instead watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Curran Theatre. The story, which picks up where the seventh novel ends, is told in two parts. This two-night event is certain to spark your Halloween spirit. The Curran Theatre has been operating since 1922, so you’ll get a taste of historic San Francisco without the chill of stalking the city after dark. Tickets will go fast, so be sure to grab yours soon. 

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