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About San Diego Ghosts

San Diego sits southwest of Los Angeles, just 20 miles from the Mexican border, and while it may seem like a relaxing destination with miles of beaches and warm waters, darkness lies within.

Today it is known for its climate and easy-going atmosphere, the amazing zoo, and world-class white-sand beaches. If you have been out for a busy day of Taco Tours, or a Padres game, there might be something on your agenda for the night time, when the sun goes down and the downtown comes alive, but before then, we have the perfect San Diego activity to help you get to know ‘America’s Finest City’.

Join us for our standard ghost tour of just under a mile around the atmospheric Gaslamp Quarter, just as darkness falls. Or if you are feeling particularly pro-ghosts, extend your tour and add another half mile and 4 additional haunted locations with fascinating histories and haunting presences around every corner.

Our tour will illuminate the often-overlooked history of San Diego, while also showing you a side of the sunny city that you can’t find anywhere else. Even the best places in the world cannot escape death, and the early days in San Diego were extremely difficult.

In the beginning

The birth of the Gaslamp Quarter itself was a tale of failure and death. The brainwave of William Heath Davis, whose vision was to move the downtown nearer the deep, almost perfect natural harbor of San Diego Bay. But the idea stalled, and Davis died without seeing his vision realized. It took the arrival of the Transcontinental Railroad some seventeen years later for the new Quarter to get its real start.

Now you can see truly historical buildings, and amazing architecture, throughout San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, the buildings punctuate a series of haunting and disturbing stories. All of our stories are drawn from the history of our expertly curated locations, and each is backed by extensive research. Authenticity is incredibly important to us, and as a result, our stories have been thoroughly vetted to assure they are historically accurate.

Horrible Hauntings

On top of our unmatched historical research, our forays into the dark history and alleged hauntings of each stop come from reported eye-witness accounts, both written and oral. We have included all of the information we could find on why these particular spirits may show themselves and where you’re likely to find them. While we offer no guarantees of first-hand paranormal experience, many guests have reported feeling the presence of these entities. As a warning, you may see, hear, or feel things that you cannot explain. We’ve selected each stop on the tour because of the high amount of paranormal activity reported.

Whether you’re a firm believer in the facts of ghosts, a proud skeptic of paranormal activity, or somewhere in between, you’ll find something to enjoy on our San Diego Gaslamp Quarter ghost tour.

By design, our tours are extremely educational, but we never lose sight of the entertainment factor. You’ll learn more about the history of San Diego, including the history of some of the most influential Gaslamp Quarter residents. You’ll gain an appreciation for some of San Diego’s unique architecture.

Whether you’re visiting San Diego for beaches or business, our ghost tour will give you a unique experience of the city’s oftentimes gruesome, but always interesting, history that will have you talking for years.

Hitting the major tourist attractions can be fun, but you will undoubtedly love exploring the darker side of the city that you won’t see anywhere else!

Why is San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter So Haunted?

San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter has a long and varied history. While San Diego’s history has largely been peaceful, death always finds a way. The psychic pain of early death is everywhere, and that pain manifests through both benevolent and malevolent spirits.

From the active ghosts of the Davis-Horton House to the mysterious hauntings of the Old Casino Theater, death and tragedy are woven into the fabric of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. In nearly every corner of this haunted district, is a story or a piece of history that leads back to the supernatural. 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 about the supernatural, our Gaslamp Quarter ghost tour will give you a unique and compelling experience that will leave you thinking long after.

San Diego ghosts are very active, they appreciate us following the following guidelines:

  • Remain calm.

    Maybe it’s the weather, but everyone here (including the ghosts) are pretty calm, let’s try to stay that way on the tour.

  • Be polite.

    If we all act like our grandparents were on the tour, we will all be good.

  • Do not provoke the spirits.

    Ghosts do not appreciate being poked or angered, we are the same. Let’s keep it cordial.

  • Stay together.

    We are proud to have not lost any guests yet, we don’t want you to be the first!

  • Watch your step.

    The rolling hills of San Diego are not steep, and the Gaslamp Quarter is pancake flat, try to stay safe!


You can read their experiences at San Diego Ghosts in the reviews below , and even see how many stars they rate our tours with.

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Gates Malvin

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March 30, 2020

It was a really nice experience and I learned a lot of really interesting facts about the city!
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Rona Terencio

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March 30, 2020

Lots of walking but well worth it! We took our family on this tour and everyone seemed to like it. T...
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