Have you been looking for an exciting vacation getaway this fall like no other? If so, come join us here just off the coast of beautiful Santa Barbara. One of the best times of year to visit in the fall is around the Halloween holiday. You will find plenty of delightful Halloween and fall related activities all throughout your stay. Take a look at how you can spend Santa Barbara Halloween 2023.
Whenever you visit Santa Barbara for Halloween you will have to take the opportunity to see our local pumpkin patches in person. Whether you are looking to purchase a pumpkin for a jack-o-lantern or wanting to enjoy some fall related activities visiting a pumpkin patch will do the trick for you. All the local pumpkin patches in the area run until Halloween night. Big Wave Dave's Pumpkin Patch is a favorite in the area and is open daily until 9:00 pm. You can pick out pumpkins along with other squash. There are plenty of kid's activities and photo opportunities to enjoy. Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch is open daily until 7:00 pm and has even more fun to choose from. Enjoy a Halloween season that includes a corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, and the perfect festive backdrop for a family fall picture. Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch is open daily until 6:00 pm that features a gigantic 10-acre corn maze to navigate. There is also a smaller kids maze along with plenty of one-pound pumpkins to choose from. Visiting any pumpkin patch is absolutely free!
There is no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by joining a thrilling ghost tour of the area. Santa Barbara is no different with Santa Barbara Ghost Tours taking care of those looking to explore the history of the city. During the Halloween season Santa Barbara Ghost Tours offers a variety of options for you to choose from. This includes their Downtown Paranormal Wine and Spirits Tour that offers a spooky and educational history into the area along with adult beverages. The Dead of the Night Tour and Myths and Mayhem Tour offer insight into the spookier history of Santa Barbara perfect for the Halloween season. Tickets for their exciting tours start at $35 per person and are worth checking out while you're in town!
Each year the Santa Barbara Zoo puts on their often-awaited event, Boo at the Zoo. This Halloween related event turns the zoo into a family-friendly spooky affair that is perfect for all ages. Boo at the Zoo includes the regular admission into the zoo where you can see all the wonderful critters in person. Additional activities included during your visit include a ride on the Zoo Train, the scare zone, creepy animal encounters, and mad science experiments. The zoo will also be decorated in fun Halloween decor too. Kids are encouraged to show up in their child friendly costumes during their visit. Boo at the Zoo is open each night from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm from October 21st through the 30th.
Your kids will want to join in on their favorite Santa Barbara Halloween 2023 activity during their stay in Santa Barbara: trick or treating. Luckily for you the Santa Barbara Police Department and Santa Barbara Parks & Rec Department are bringing back their Trunk or Treat event this year. On Friday October 27th you and your family can head over to Spencer Adams Parking Lot on Victoria and Chapala for a trunk or treat event like no other. Have your kids come in their best costume to trick or treat around different decorated cars. There will be a costume contest for best dressed and best car trunk for the event. The event runs from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm so your family has plenty of time to bring in the candy!
If the adults are looking for something exciting to do the weekend before Halloween, make sure to take a look into the many bar crawls happening. A variety of crawls will be taking place in Downtown Santa Barbara the night of Saturday October 28th including the Wicked Wolverine Halloween Bar Crawl and annual Santa Barbara Zombie Crawl. Preregistration is required for both events and will take you across a variety of water holes throughout the evening. Stop in to local favorites such as Backstage Dueling Piano Bar for a drink with others who are in their best Halloween costumes!
As you can see there are plenty of ways for both the kids and adults to have a blast with us here in Santa Barbara for Halloween. Book your favorite rental today for a spooky time!