With less than a week till Halloween, you’re probably wondering what you’re going to do with your little ghouls and goblins. San Antonio has so many options varying in scare-factor, age-appropirateness, and price, so Litton Realty Group decided to give you a list of the best haunted houses, hayrides, pumpkin patches, ghost tours, and activities so that you can find the perfect Haloween captivity for you and your family to have a safe and fun All-Hallows-Eve!
The Best Pumpkin Patches
Devine Acres Farm Pumpkin Patch
Open weekends from September 27 through October 26 on Saturdays 10am to 5pm and Sundays 12 to 5pm. Admission is $8 for adults (ages three- sixty-four), $6 for seniors (sixty-five+) and military with proper ID, and kids under age two get in free. Ticket prices include the following: games, races, hay maze, hay ride, horseshoes, volleyball, slides, golf, color Maze and much, much more.
Love Creek Orchards- the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch
Open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in October, with gates opening at 10am and close at 4pm.Admission price are $6 per person, and children under 2 are FREE! Admission includes: unlimited hay rides, hay bale maze, giant hay stacks, petting zoo, orchard tour, storytelling, songs and much more! For extra fees there are pony rides, train rides, face painters and more! Make sure you try the apple cider, or a fresh piece of apple pie from their shop.
The Best Haunted Houses
Fright Night at Six Flags
October 3rd through November 1st at Six Flags, the park services in thrills by day, and ghouls and goblins at night. Head to the park after 6pm to check out the nine haunted houses, Halloween attractions, and ride coasters at night.
This haunted house is considered by most t o be the scaiest in San Antonio. You’re led through thirteen stories of haunts, and most people have a hard time getting through it. Make sure you get there early, bcasu the line gets wrapped around the building very quickly.
San Antonio Psycho Asylum and Slaughter House
Located in downtown San Antonio and built in an old asylum an slaughter house that have deemed as haunted, this is two attarctions in one. Go through both buildings if you want to be scared to sleep alone. Tickets are $30 each, and both attarctions are included in the price.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is a multi-million dollar haunted house with live actors and special effects takes haunted houses to the next level. Scares lurk behind every corner of this creepy renovated mansion, just waiting to “welcome” you to their home. Located across from the Alamo, tickets are $20.99, or you can buy dual-tickest for one other attraction for $23.99.
Howl-O-Scream at Seaworld
From October 1st through October 31st, you can attend How-O-Scream at Seaworld, and it’s included in the cost of your general admission ticket. After 7:00 p.m., the park gets seriously scary (not suitable for most kids under 13) with horrifying experiences, haunted houses, Halloween-themed bars, shopping, Terror-Tories (designated fright zones with scare squad actors roaming about), and more.
Haunted Hayrides at Neals Lodges
On Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24th head to Concan, TX to experience the #1 haunted hayride three years in a row in San Antonio from dark until 11:30 p.m. Hayrides are recommend for ages eight years old and up, and tickets are $15 a piece.
The Best Ghost Tours
Alamo City Ghost Tours
Take a walk on the darker side of San Antonio, and hunt ghosts while taking a step back in time to visit the locatios of some of the most brutal acts of violence and terror in the Alamo City. There are two different tours, the “Haunted Jail and Village” tour, and the “Caves and Haunted Inn” tour. Both are $15 for adults (ages fifteen-up), and $10 for kids (ages five-fourteen).
Sisters Grimm Ghost Tour
Meet outside the Alamo, and pick between two haunted tours! The Dinner Tour treas you to dinner inside the most haunted hotel in Texas, the Menger Hotel. During dinner, listen to chilling ghos stories bout the Menger Hotel, and after dinner take the “Nightly Ghost Walk” of the hotel and old San Antonio. Tickets for the dinner are $65 for adults (ages thirteen and up), and $40 for kids twelve and under. The Ghost walk tor tkes you on a 90 minute candle-led walk aroud old San Antonio ragailing haunts of years past. Prices for aults are $15 (ages thirteen and up), and kids (six-twelve) are only $10. The website encourages you bring comfy shoes, or youll be “dead on your feet.”
Bad Wolf Ghost Tours
Home of San Antonio’s only haunted “Pub Crawl”, Bad Wolf ghost tours offers two other tours, the “San Antonio Ghost Walk” tour, and the “Ghost Tour at the Black Swan Inn.” During the Pub Crawl, stop at four of down town’s oldest and most haunted bars, hearing tales of the gruesome events that occurred within their walls and the garish apparitions that still reside there to this day. Enjoy Drink Specials at 3 of 4 bars and free cover at every bar, and hear the history and hauntings of the streets along Alamo Plaza and the River Walk in between stops! Tickets for this tour are $20. For the San Antonio Ghost Walk explore the ghostly hauntings of the Aalmo, and downown San Antonio. Tickets are $15. For the Ghost Tour at the Black Swan Inn, expect a full access tour through the buildings and property of Victoria’s Black Swan Inn, the most haunted location in San Antonio and one of the top ten most haunted places in Texas. The World Famous Black Swan Inn has been featured on multiple paranormal T.V. shows, including Ghost Adventures, My Ghost Story, Sightings, and more. The ancient estate has seen the historic Battle of Salado, the Dawson Massacre, Murders, Suicides, Native American Rituals, and is now haunted by the spirits of it’s gruesome past. Every tour comes with state of the art ghost hunting technology for each participant to use.
Fun for the Whole Family
Harvest Moon Celebration
On Saturday, October 31, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Muleshoe Farm and Ranch in Comfort Texas is hosting a full day of free festivities for families includes live music, activities, and entertainment including: vendors, artisans, face painting, a pie eating contest, kids’ costume contest, and a trunk or treat. From 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Presentations by Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Conservancy, and at 5:00 p.m. watch live Celtic music. After dark, there will be a torch lit “Trail of the Mysterious Night Flyers” featuring live owls in their natural environment. This event is free, but a donation is requested to benefit the work of Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Conservancy.
Morgan’s Wonderland more Delightful than Frightful Halloween
Head to Morgan’s Wonderland on Saturday, October 31, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m for fun for the whole family. Get free tickets to this family-friendly (and non-scary) event by donating three non-perishable food items to Morgan’s Wonderland between October 1 -30. Food drop-off times are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday or 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday. You can also purchase $5 per person admission tickets in advance or day of the event. Included in the event is trick-or-treating, face painting, and rides and attractions.
San Antonio Symphony Presents Dios de los Muertos (a family concert)
On Sunday, November 1, 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m make sure you go to the HEB Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to hear the symphony perfom works by Ponce, Revueltas, and Moncayo. There will be pre-concert activities that start at 1:30, which include an instrument petting zoo with syphony positions, and many other fun things.Tickets are only $5 each for this concert designed for families and kids. Wear your favorite Día de los Muertos costume for the Spooktacular Costume Contest – there will be prizes!
Monster Bash at the Dose
On Saturday, October 31, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the DoSeum disguises awesome STEM, arts and literacy activities as spooky Halloween fun during Monster Bash. Kids can: build their own Haunted House, feel goosebumps rise up on their arms and shivers shoot down your spine as you caress cockroaches, centipedes, and more, take part in the Costume Parade, and watch demos by the Trinity University Chemsity Club of interactive spooky science projects that they can recreate at home! General admission for Monster Bash is $12 which covers the cost of museum entry and all Monster Bash activities.
Zoo-Boo at the San Antonio Zoo
Check out the 29th annual Zoo Boo event Friday, October 23rd– Saturday, October 31st from 6:00- 9:00 pm. The event I perect for kids who like less scary events! Guests are encouraged to wear non-scary costumes, and bring bags to carry their treats in.
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