SAN DIEGO: Legoland Hotel Halloween Party

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While Legoland is offering their Brick-or-Treat Party Nights during October, the Legoland Hotel has its own special offering for families on Halloween night. Instead of neighborhood trick-or-treating, you can bring your costumed brood down for an exclusive Halloween Party that includes costumed character appearances, five locations for trick-or-treating, LEGO building and costume contests, a magic show, and more.

The special package includes all activities (2 – 9 p.m.), themed room, and Bricks Buffet breakfast for the whole family. There are three themed rooms to choose from: Pirate, Adventurer or Kingdom. Each room has a queen-sized bed for mom and dad and a separate sleep area for the kids with bunk beds and trundle. Little ones can keep busy with in-room LEGO bricks, a treasure hunt, and their own television.

Legoland Hotel Halloween Party
When
: October 31st
Cost: From $229 Book online or call 877-534-6526

SAN DIEGO: Halloween Activities for All Ages

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Whether you are 5 or 55, San Diego will play host to a wide variety of spooky and fun activities for the upcoming Halloween holiday.  Families can enjoy month-long events at Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and The Scream Zone Del Mar, while adults can party at several themed pub crawls or the Gaslamp Quarter’s Monster Bash and we’ve made it easy for you to find the event that suits your needs.

Sea World Halloween Spooktacular
Sea World San Diego is offering their annual Halloween Spooktacular, which runs until October 27th. In addition to all the regular shows and exhibits there will be a special Halloween musical at the Sesame Street Bay of Play featuring all your favorite characters, sea lions Clyde and Seamore have a spooky adventure at Uncle Schmedley’s Castle, pumpkinfish will take center stage at the underwater pumpkin patch, and children (who can come in costume) can visit Otto’s Candy Garden where gumdrops and lollipops grow and collect candy at various points throughout the park.  During the month of October, San Diego residents get one free child admission for each adult admission purchased ($79), non-residents pay $79 (ages 10 & up) or $71 for children (3-9).

San Diego Zoo Spooky Sleepover
The San Diego Zoo is offering two overnight adventures on October 19th and 26th. The Spooky Sleepover, hosted by Dr. Zoolittle, will include a special bus tour through the park that will deliver you to haunted Camp Timbuktu where each family gets their own tent for the night. Campers will enjoy dinner, meeting some spooky animals, have the option of participating in a costume parade and, if they can keep their eyes open, take a night prowl through the zoo. In the morning, campers get a buffet breakfast and time to roam the zoo at their leisure. Cost is $139 per adult and $119 per child (ages 4-11) plus zoo admission.

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND
Saturday nights during the month of October bring Brick-or-Treat Party Nights to Legoland. Party nights include a dance party, “Mail Order Monsters Show,” live performances by the Witchettes and a magician, as well as a costume contest with some super prizes. Trick-or-treaters can score goodies at 10 treat stations spread throughout the park and enjoy a live fireworks show before departure. The event is free with paid one-day admission to the park ($59 per person) or $30 for admission from 5-9pm only.

The Scream Zone
The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds, open until November 2nd, is not for the faint of heart. Featuring 4 haunts, you will have your choice of one or all: battling the undead at the Zombie Paintball Safari, making your way through the terrifying House of Horror, risking your life on a Haunted Hayride, or entering The Chamber, where there is no guarantee you will exit. The Scream Zone is open select evenings, including Halloween night. Tickets range from $17-$30, plus $20-$25 for Zombie Paintball.

And for those of you over the age of 21 who would like something a bit more raucous, there are two different pub crawls and the annual San Diego Monster Bash.

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SAN DIEGO: Kids Free for the Month of October

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Families love San Diego, but during October, parents can add up a number reasons to love it even more. For the entire month, kids eat, stay and play for free at 100+ attractions ranging from hotels and restaurants to amusement parks and museums. Plan it right and families can save a bundle of cash when they join the San Diego Kidvasion

The website makes it quick and easy to browse the numerous kids free options. The list of attractions is impressive, including some of the most popular family choices.