5 Things To Do Around Los Angeles For Halloween

It is officially spooky season! Halloween is October 31st, but why wait that long to start enjoying the season? Los Angeles has no shortage of Halloween and Fall themed events that take place all month long. There are events for the whole family! From young kids, to grandparents, couples, and groups – LA has a lot to offer during this time of year. Even the fear factor ranges from very scary to pure joyous fun. The Museum of Illusions has broken down the 5 best places to visit during Halloween in Los Angeles.

1. Haunted Hayride

Located in Griffith Park’s Old Zoo, just a short drive from Hollywood, Glendale, Burbank, and most of Los Angeles. You are welcomed to classic Hayride experience, but this pleasant ride quickly turns frightful upon entering “Midnight Falls”, where all sorts of scary creatures and experiences happen. This Halloween experience offers haunted mazes, mini escape rooms, haunted house, and in between you can grab a bite to eat. The tickets come in a range of prices as low as $35. But consider yourself warned, this event is not recommended for children below 12!

2. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Queen Mary is located in Long Beach, just a short drive away from the Greater Los Angeles area. This is a ship that has been docked since 1967 and has 150 known spirits lurking. This haunted history certainly adds to the fear factor of the Dark Harbor experience. You can experience the haunted ship year round, but the Dark Harbor event takes place only through October with tickets starting at $34. The experience offers mazes (within the actual ship), food, alcohol drinks, and live entertainment. This is one of the few events that actually has a haunted history. This frightful experience is for ages 13+.

3. Underwood Family Farms

Are you looking for a child friendly place to make memories this Halloween season? Underwood Family Farms is the place to go! This is a full Fall family experience, with a pumpkin patch, animal show, pig races, corn mazes, wagon rides, hay pyramids, live entertainment and so much more. It is one of the most instagrammed locations in Los Angeles during Fall. Families go to take their holiday pictures, pick the perfect pumpkin, and enjoy a crisp autumn day. There is no fear here, just pure fun for all ages!

4. Museum of Illusions 

The Museum of Illusions is located in the heart of Hollywood. We are one of the most instagramable museums in Los Angeles, with 30+ 3D illusions and the Upside Down House. From a movie star to rockstar, angel, or an acrobat hanging upside down – you can become anything you want at the Museum of Illusions. No costumes necessary! This is a fun indoor activity for people of all ages to enjoy. Tickets start as low as $12!


5. Paramount Studio’s After Dark Tour 

Are you looking for a unique experience this Halloween season? Perhaps something more real, historic, but still scary? Well, the Paramount Studios are taking guests through the haunted history of the backlot. This is a walking tour that starts after dark with a champagne toast and your favorite movie candy. You have a flashlight guided tour through the backlot and the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Perhaps you will see one of the legends of Hollywood’s past!