Halloween celebrations come in all spooky shapes and sizes. However, for those who are not faint of heart, this is the perfect holiday to test your bravery. In case you're looking for a spine-tingling experience, here are our top 5 scary ways to spend Halloween in the Bay:
Discover the mystery: As one of the most haunted homes in California, Winchester Mystery House is the perfect location to experience the paranormal. While the infamous haunted mansion is open year round for nighttime flashlight tours, its Halloween candlelight tour provides a whole new chilling experience.
Scream in a haunted maze and on a rollercoaster: Why stop at a haunted mansion when you can take on a whole amusement park. Great America's Halloween Haunt is a fantastic way to get your scare on. With eight haunted mazes and undead roaming the sidewalks, there's no escaping your fears. Luckily, if you need a break, majority of the rides remain open throughout the night.
Face the spirits head on: Here in SF there's no need to wait for paranormal activity to find you. San Francisco's Ghost Hunt Walking Tour will take you to it. With a 90 minute tour around some of the most haunted locations in the city, you're bound to get that cold-breeze-on-the-back-of-your-neck feeling.
Go to a haunted house x2: It's true, no Halloween is complete without a haunted house. So why not take on two of the scariest haunted houses in the Bay back-to-back. Fear Overload Scream Park has been featured as "Best in the West" on Forbes and does not disappoint. Go from a haunted asylum to the house of a deranged killer and keep your guard up in between. You never know who might be lurking.
Get trapped in a room with a zombie: Gather a group of your bravest friends and go head on with the undead. Beyond Escape features a thrilling experience in which you and your friends will be trapped in a room with a zombie. Only answering riddles will help you find the hidden key. Oh, and did we mention? Every five minutes that you don't find the key, the zombie's chain will release a foot. Time is truly of the essence.
Whether you're a brave soldier or a scaredy cat, Halloween is one holiday that can be enjoyed by all. Remember to celebrate your night safely and keep Lyft in mind when getting from one haunted house to the next. Happy Halloween, SF!
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