San Diego has a reputation for being one of the most gorgeous and desirable locations in the entire country, but underneath the beach-city vibe and amazing weather lies a sinister underbelly.
Did you know some of the most haunted locations in San Diego can be found in one neighborhood? The most historic districts often hold a city’s scariest secrets.
People visit San Diego for the diversity of cultures and the beautiful weather, but they are unprepared for the shadowy underbelly of the city. San Diego has been a city of paradoxes ever since it became a part of the United States in 1850. It simultaneously has the vibe of a lively city and a tranquil coastal town. Although it shows a collision of civilizations, it yet has the impression of being a single, unified place. It is both a sunny vacation spot and a seedbed for eerie activities. The history of San Diego, particularly its Old Town, is incredibly complex and rich. This is where it started.
“There were so many creepy moments during this tour – it felt like we were being watched by spirits everywhere we went!”
What is the San Diego Ghost Tour About?
From the active ghosts of the Whaley home to the deafening whispers of the Mormon Battalion, death is woven into the fabric of Old Town San Diego. The reason for this may be under the feet of every visitor to this part of the city. Much of Old Town is built on the repurposed grounds of the El Campo Santo Cemetery. The dead are literally underfoot, and the effect is undeniable. In nearly every corner of Old Town, even among the recreations and refurbishments, is filled with a story or a rumor that leads back to the paranormal. While some of these spirits are peaceful enough, others prey on the vulnerability of the living to terrify and torment.
What You Will See On This Tour:
Our tour will take you on a thrilling exploration of one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods, where you will encounter paranormal hotspots, including:
The haunted history of The Horton Grand Hotel
The restless spirits of William Heath Davis House
The mysterious legacy of the Yomada Building
And so much more…
Enjoy the stories of our professional guides as they will share chilling tales of San Diego’s hauntings, history and legends in its oldest and most paranormal neighborhood. Unexplained activity, chilling sensations and otherworldly sounds are just a few of the unsettling events you may encounter along your journey.
Join us as we explore beyond the tourist attractions of San Diego, and experience the hauntings and horrors that lie beneath the charming exterior of the City of the West.
“Ghosts are never just ghosts; they provide us with an insight into what haunts our culture.”
Meeting point address: Outside the Balboa Theatre in Horton Plaza Park, 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Duration: 1 hr. across 1 mile
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February 7th 2024
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January 30th 2024
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January 25th 2024
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This tour is a walking tour.