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How to celebrate Halloween in San Francisco


Halloween is just around the corner, so start planning out your costumes and the weekend. Here’s what you and your roommates should get up to in the Bay Area.

The Terror Vault

Up for a thrilling challenge? The basement of the San Francisco Mint has transformed into an immersive haunted attraction with mazes, escape rooms, and a theater. Get your ticket to a 45-minute journey of murderous characters and jumpscares (if you opt-in) that’ll put your voicebox to the test. Calm your nerves with a drink before or after the show. Open from now until November 3.

Attend an ‘80s Halloween Party

Throw it back to the ‘80s for Fright Night this Halloween. Jam out to your favorite old-school hip hop and club hitz at Atwater Tavern, a beautiful venue on the water. Express yourself in your best scary, sexy, or strange costume, strut the carpet and celebrate the freaky night with San Francisco on Saturday, October 27.

Halloween TreasureFest

TreasureFest, the monthly flea market on Treasure Island, is hosting a special Halloween-themed festival on October 27 and 28. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., indulge in all the shopping, feasting, and entertainment you ever wanted to. Expect over 400 vendors, 40 food trucks, live music, seasonal drinks, and DIY workshops. Get your tickets now.

Monster Bash 2018

Get onboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet on Saturday, October 27 for the annual Monster Bash, featuring a Haunted Hornet Corridor, Haunted Fo’s’le, and Zombie Attraction. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for you to dance the night away to Lee Presson & the Nails, Lost Dog Found, and DJ Rockin’ Raul and to eat your heart out at the food vendors present. You can even stand to win $500 if you’re chosen for and win the costume contest.


Tackle 23 bars around the city with 6,000 others for the epic San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl. Attend the event on October 26, 27, or 31, and get the best deals — $3 beers, $3 cocktails, $3 shots — at participating bars. On Saturday, October 27, you have the opportunity to hop on and off the M Ride Party Crawl Shuttle at no cost to make the crawl easier. Costumes are highly recommended.

After partaking in these various Halloween celebrations, you’ll want to take off your costume and relax at home. Check out our beautiful homes in San Francisco, and take a free tour of them today.

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