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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 Ghosts: Gaslamp Haunted Tour

2. San Diego Ghosts: Gaslamp Haunted 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: Embarcadero Waterfront Ghost Walking Tour

3. 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.

San Diego: Old Town Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

4. San Diego: Old Town Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the haunted side of Old Town San Diego, California, on this ghost-themed walking tour that’s entertaining for all ages. Learn about the history and hauntings of Old Town San Diego alongside a local guide. Begin your spooky adventure with an introduction to San Diego's haunted past from a guide who is an expert in San Diego’s history, hauntings, and ghosts. Then, head off to visit the Whaley House Museum and more of the most haunted locations in San Diego. By the end of the tour, you will have plenty of things to talk about with friends and family after learning all the scary insider stories of the city.

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.

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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