San Diego has a reputation for being one of the most gorgeous and desirable locations in the entire country, but underneath the beach-city vibe and amazing weather lies a sinister underbelly.

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Join San Diego Ghosts on a historic trek through the haunted Gaslamp District. Our walking ghost tour reveals the dark and seedy past behind one of the country’s sunniest cities.

Ethereal Planes, Tragedy, and Creepy Kids

People come to San Diego for the mix of cultures, and the unbelievably great weather, but they don’t expect the darkness underneath the surface. Ever since joining the United States in 1850, San Diego has been a city of paradox. All at once it feels like a sleepy beach town, and a bustling metropolitan city. It represents a clash of cultures, and yet somehow feels like its own cohesive destination. It is a sunny vacation destination, and a dark hotbed of the supernatural. San Diego’s Gaslamp District in particular, holds the key to the city’s rich and complicated history. This is where it all began. Many of the buildings and recreations in this area actually pre-date the state of California. Find out what type of people helped form this city into what it has become today, and how those unfortunate souls are still influencing it in their own way. Find out how people survived, or didn’t, during some of California’s earliest days. We will help you understand the true meaning of family and success through unflinching tales that will thrill, frighten, and in some cases, maybe inspire.

Why is San Diego’s Old Town so haunted?

San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter has a long and sorted history. The area’s unique location has created a distinctive combination of various cultures that cannot be replicated anywhere else. Any time you have such disparate views and beliefs in one place, you are bound to see some violence and turmoil. While San Diego’s  history has largely been peaceful, death finds a way. The psychic pain of death is everywhere, and that pain manifests through both benevolent and malevolent spirits. While some of these spirits are peaceful enough, others prey on the vulnerability of the living to terrify and torment.

No matter what draws you to listen to stories of the supernatural, our Gaslamp District ghost tour will give you a unique and compelling experience that will leave you thinking long after.

Tour Info

Our San Diego Ghost Tour takes you through 8-12 different sites around the Gaslamp Quarter, each stop ratcheting up the tension more and more. Meet your experienced tour guide outside the Balboa Theatre in Horton Plaza Park. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour’s scheduled departure time. The standard tour takes about an hour, and takes you through several landmark locations in the Gaslamp area. If you select the extended tour, you will get another 30 minutes of chilling stories and historical locations!


All Ghost Tours meet outside the Balboa Theatre in Horton Plaza Park at 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Tours are held rain or shine. Please note that we do not go inside the buildings, and we also do not meet inside. However, you are more than welcome to tour the public locations at your leisure after the tour has ended.


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The one mile standard tour should take about an hour. If you choose the extended tour, you will take another 30 minutes to explore an additional 0.5 miles and more haunted locations!


One-hour tours start at 8pm. Please arrive at the meeting location fifteen minutes before the tour begins, and make sure you leave plenty of time to find parking or to get to the location. Our tours are held regardless of weather conditions unless severe storms are announced.


Parking is available at nearby parking garages and lots. Please check your tour time and meeting location in advance so that you may arrive on time. We recommend arriving early to find parking and to ensure that you are not late.

Adult tickets are $19; children under 12 are $12; and children under 6 are free. The extended tour costs an additional $5 per person.

You must attend the tour for the date and time of your purchase. Ghost tours are held rain or shine. Rescheduling may be done upon prior approval, and is subject to a rescheduling fee.


Free parking is available at nearby lots. Please check your tour time and meeting location in advance so that you may arrive on time. We recommend arriving early to find parking and to ensure that you are not late.

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Elbertine York

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December 12, 2019

This was such a great trip for my whole family and I. We all had such a blast and this tour made it so much better.
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Timmy Culley

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October 15, 2019

I am really happy to report that this tour went really well. Our guide made the trip down worth it! Thanks a ton San Diego Ghosts!
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Daisy Robin

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October 13, 2019

This tour company is the best! For the price we got so much out of it! 10 out of 10 for sure!
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Jeannot Szwarc

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August 12, 2019

This is one of the best ghost tours I have ever been on! The first place we stopped at gave me chills right off the bat!!
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