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San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

1. San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

While San Diego is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, mild climate, and abundance of points of interest, not many people know about the city's darker side. Discover San Diego's long history of unnerving deaths, mysterious occurrences, and ominous sides on a fun and informative guided tour. Travel back in time and hear about the spirits of the notorious characters who lived and died in San Diego. First, venture into the sleepy streets of the Mission Hills neighborhood, where Pioneer Park is transformed at night. Continue to Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and learning about the notorious past of this city full of gunslingers, gamblers, ladies of the night, and many more unsavory characters. Finally, the tour includes a tour of the grounds and exterior of the Whaley House, where many reported paranormal occurrences have taken place.

San Diego: Haunted Ghost Tour by Bus

2. San Diego: Haunted Ghost Tour by Bus

Explore the dark side of San Diego, visiting the Whaley House, Davis-Horton House, Horton Grand Hotel, Villa Montezuma, and El Campo Santo Cemetery, on a haunted bus tour. Get ready for eerie encounters and chilling tales. Keep your camera ready to capture orbs and other paranormal phenomena. Travel in comfort aboard a coffin-like tour bus and be entertained by theatrically-trained storytellers who will keep you captivated with dramatic presentations and fascinating stories, all while providing the perfect blend of history, folklore, and comedy with a haunted twist. Follow your guides as they lead you through the city's sinister history, unraveling spine-tingling tales and revealing paranormal activity at 5 notorious sites. Combine light walking and bus transportation, disembarking at each location to see it up close. Go beyond the usual old town haunts to lesser-known, yet equally bone-chilling locations. Visit the mysterious mansion in Sherman Heights, where séance music still lingers in the air. Venture into the heart of Downtown's Gaslamp district and enter a haunted hotel. Next, visit a deadly hospital – a location that ghost hunters consider the most active paranormal site in the city. Uncover the stories of those who lived and died at these sites and learn about the spirits that are said to still haunt them today.

San Diego: Haunted Historic Whaley House - Self-Guided Tour

3. San Diego: Haunted Historic Whaley House - Self-Guided Tour

Travel back to 1800s San Diego as you explore the family home of Thomas Whaley on a self-guided tour. After a 5-minute introduction, walk through the Whaley House Museum at your own pace and ask the docent in each room any questions you may have. For those who have an affinity for the paranormal, San Diego’s famed Whaley House is widely regarded as the most haunted house in America. With its rich and dark past, spine-tingling cases of spiritual encounters, and inexplicable events, its haunted pedigree is second to none. Get a glimpse into the past at a house that’s been viewed as an integral part of Old Town San Diego since 1857. With more than a century in the making, the Whaley House Museum holds an impressive amount of San Diego heritage. Recognized as the oldest two-story brick-structure south of Monterey California, the Whaley House features magnificent Greek Revival architecture along with an unrivaled historical timeline encompassing San Diego’s second county courthouse, a lively theater, a charming general store, and a prominent family home.

San Diego: Gaslamp Quarter Ghosts and Crime Walking Tour

4. San Diego: Gaslamp Quarter Ghosts and Crime Walking Tour

Walk around San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter and get acquainted with the spookier side of town on this history-packed tour by US Ghost Adventures. This walking tour shows you around some of the best-known haunted locations on the West Coast. You’ll meet your guide by the Balboa Theatre, which has been a downtown fixture since the 1920s. You’ll head to eight spooky, haunted sites, including the infamous Davis-Horton House. Investigate a 50-year-old unsolved murder at Old City Hall. Find out what lies behind the front door of Eddie O’Hare's Law Office. Also, search for the eyeless ghost of a little boy at the Carriage Works. If you're up for it, end your tour with an optional sweet treat at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop. This is much more than an ice cream shop. You can hear a former movie theater employee screaming for something other than ice cream.

San Diego: Gaslamp Quarter Ghost Walking Tour

5. San Diego: Gaslamp Quarter Ghost Walking Tour

Experience the darker side of San Diego on this walking tour of the Gaslamp Quarter with tales of ghostly history. Visit several of the Gaslamp Quarter’s most haunted locations while learning of sinister spirits, disease, and murders. Hear the thrilling stories of the many infamous ghosts of Downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter. Get the opportunity to ghost hunt at several locations, including a historic hotel where the ghost of a brutally murdered man is said to still haunt his room. Feel the hair-raising chill as an EMF meter lights up in your hands, letting you know that an unseen presence could be just inches away from where you stand. You will be able to experiment with detecting ghosts and spirit anomalies with the latest in paranormal and ghost investigation equipment.

Gaslamp Quarter: San Diego's Ghostly History Walking Tour

6. Gaslamp Quarter: San Diego's Ghostly History Walking Tour

Haunted Gaslamp Walking Ghost Tour - Gaslamp’s Haunted Past: Dare to Walk the Streets Unlike our competitors - we go inside! Your evening begins at the iconic Gaslamp Quarter Arch, where your charismatic host, clad in Victorian attire or black, will guide you through the buzzing city streets. Prepare to immerse yourself in the district's colorful past, filled with wild citizens, infamous brothels, and some truly eerie encounters. The tour will lead you to several key points of interest in the city, each with its own unique tale. Anticipate a mix of haunted stories, accounting for 70% of the tour, and a portion dedicated to true crime, serial killers, and the bizarre. You'll learn about the city's former brothels and might even get to play a guessing game - which locations used to house these establishments? While the content can get dark, we maintain a light-hearted atmosphere with cheesy one-liners and fun facts sprinkled throughout. As we navigate the streets, you’ll be introduced to the colorful characters and notorious figures that once called these streets home. From the infamous Stingaree red-light district to the haunted halls of the Horton Grand Hotel, we’ll explore over 20 locations, each with its own unique tale of terror and intrigue - where you’ll uncover tales of voodoo queens, shadow people, and the terrifying deadzone. Our knowledgeable guides will provide fascinating insights into the history and architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter. You’ll discover how this once-seedy neighborhood has transformed into a bustling entertainment hub while retaining its haunted past. From Victorian-era buildings to hidden underground tunnels, you’ll uncover the stories that lie beneath the surface of this vibrant district. You’ll also learn about the tragic events that have left their mark on the city, such as unsolved murders and devastating fires. In addition to the ghostly tales and historical anecdotes, our Gaslamp Haunted Walking Tour offers plenty of opportunities for paranormal investigation. You’ll have the chance to capture evidence of the supernatural as you explore some of San Diego’s most haunted locations. Who knows what spirits may be lurking in the shadows? Just remember, experiences aren’t guaranteed – we can’t employ ghosts, so you’ll have to get lucky. Please note that this tour covers approximately 1.5 miles of walking and may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a jacket, as the evenings can be cool. Parental discretion is advised for younger children due to the spooky nature of the stories shared and the vibe of some of the locations. Don’t forget your camera, as you never know what ghostly apparitions might appear during your adventure! Thanks for going and supporting the only truly local small business tour downtown.

San Diego: Embarcadero Waterfront Ghost Walking Tour

7. San Diego: Embarcadero Waterfront Ghost Walking Tour

Experience the darker side of San Diego's Embarcadero waterfront and visit its most popular haunted locations. Hear stories of spooky spirits, disease, death, and espionage from your guide on a walking tour at night. With many infamous ghosts and ships, there are several notable occurrences of hauntings at the downtown San Diego Embarcadero along the waterfront. Listen as your guide shares thrilling stories of the spirits and ghosts believed to reside in the area. During your walking tour, you have the opportunity to do some ghost hunting for yourself. Experiment with detecting ghosts and spirit anomalies using paranormal and ghost investigation equipment provided by your guide. Along the way you can see Dead Man's Point, USS Midway, The Headquarters, and the Maritime Museum, but you do not enter any of these landmarks.

Old Town San Diego Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

8. Old Town San Diego Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

Dive into the shadowy corners of Old Town, San Diego, known as the birthplace of California, on this thrilling guided walking tour. Infused with history, legends, and mystery, you’ll be captivated by tales of the supernatural from your expert guide, experiencing the city like never before. Your journey begins in the heart of Old Town, where you’ll meet your guide as the sun dips below the horizon. With each step, the past comes alive as you explore the most haunted locations in the city. From historic buildings to the streets themselves, no stone is left unturned. Experience the chilling history of El Campo Santo Cemetery, where restless spirits are said to wander. Explore the Whaley House, named by the Travel Channel as the most haunted house in America. Witness the eerie beauty of the historic Robinson Rose House, home to unexplained phenomena and ghostly sightings. Then venture to the Heritage Park, a collection of Victorian homes, each with their own dark past. Most nights we'll conclude at the Old Adobe Chapel (or the graveyard depending on the night), a once funeral home turned church, with a ghost story so heartbreaking it might just send shivers down your spine. This 2-hour walking tour will not only introduce you to the paranormal activities reported in these locations but also offer historical facts and intriguing tales of crime, tragedy, and revolution that shaped the city’s past. As the tour concludes, you'll find yourself in the heart of Old Town, perfectly situated to explore the many restaurants, shops, and historic sites at your own pace. Each haunting tale and historical insight will leave an unforgettable impression, making your visit to San Diego uniquely memorable. Prepare for a spine-tingling, hair-raising adventure and experience San Diego’s darker side on our Old Town Haunted Walking Ghost Tour. Will you dare to walk with us?

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What people are saying about San Diego

This was an awesome tour!! The guide was amazing with her story telling, she really held my attention, and even dressed in character!! I thought this tour was going to be scary but it was actually very informative about the history of San Diego!! I would definitely recommend this tour but make sure you wear comfortable shoes and be ready to walk a little.

Our host took us on a bus ride to two cemetery sites. She told stories of the died. Some of the stories were so unbelievable that I had to look them up online later. They were true. It was a great tour. I loved getting to see San Diego at night and the history that most people don’t know.

We took a big group to do the ghost tour and everyone had a great time! We went in the evening so it would be dark and it made it fun without being scary! The history was presented in a very interesting and entertaining way. I highly recommend!

This tour is a spooky history lesson about the underworld in San Diego. We loved it. our guide "Amy" was fabulous and a hoot and a howl! We would recommend to anyone who enjoy's a bit of history mixed with a bit of spooky!!

We had the best time there. My best friend and I adore the paranormal and 10/10 would go again and can’t wait tol