Fall Things to do - The Dana on Mission Bay


Fall Things to do - The Dana on Mission Bay
Fabulous Fall
Twelve Steps to Fall Fun in San Diego!
1. Pack your lederhosen, and join the frauleins for Oktoberfest celebrations happening all over San Diego in
September and October! From Ocean Beach to Carlsbad, to El Cajon take in the bands playing, folk
dancing, authentic German food, beer, and family fun.
2. Are you ready for this?? Fall means Football – Join the local fans and watch the San Diego Chargers
take on NFL’s biggest stars on the field at Qualcomm Stadium. Our Guest Services Staff can help with
tickets, transportation, and tailgating ideas.
3. Good Grief – It’s the Great Pumpkin Patch! Each October, watch for Pumpkin Farms to start springing up
all over San Diego. Pick the perfect Jack-O-Lantern, while the little ones enjoy the kiddie rides, hay bales,
and petting zoos.
4. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular – Shamu and the gang will get into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween with
not-too-scary fun on Saturdays and Sundays through October. Special Halloween shows and colorful
costumed characters, plus ‘Countdown to Halloween’ at Sesame Street’s Bay of Play musical stage.
5. Belmont Park – oops, we mean BOOmont Park! It’s a Fall Festival and Haunt for all ages, including the
kid-friendly haunted house Boomont Manor, a pumpkin patch, zombie laser tag, a spooky Giant Dipper
rollercoaster, and free trick-or-treating.
6. The Gaslamp Quarter gets into the ghoulish spirit with themed parties when the witching hour is upon us
throughout October. Frights, delights, shrieks and shivers abound when The Haunted Hotel opens its
ghastly gates to guests (not for small children!).
7. If you’re feeling especially brave…take your seat on the trolley for San Diego’s most notorious tour, back
in time, to the Maritime Museum where three ghosts are said to be dwelling on the Flag Ship, the Star of
India and the Berkeley. Then onto the Gaslamp Quarter, where Gunslingers, Gamblers and Ladies of the
Night who died centuries ago are said to be residing miserably in ancient old buildings. Take a deep breath
as the trolley heads to the Whaley House, voted the number one haunted house in the nation, according to
the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Haunted. Listen for the moans, look for the orbs of light, watch your
back! San Diego’s most frightening Ghost Tour runs September through October, so make your
reservations well in advance for this popular tour.
Fabulous Fall
Twelve Steps to Fall Fun in San Diego!
8. Kids Free at San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park in October! Ages 11 & under receive free
admission this month and participate in special weekend activities like crafts, coloring, animal encounters
and maybe see a few creepy critters along the way...
9. Fall can be the best time of year to visit San Diego's many beaches, including La Jolla Cove to see the
harbor seals and their babies. La Jolla is one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world, with its
sandstone cliffs, and ocean caves.
10. Stroll through Old Town, the birthplace of San Diego, and hear mariachis playing while you sample the
homemade tortillas. Museums, shops, art galleries, and authentic restaurants are a must see while in San
11. Win, place, or show…Del Mar is the place to be cool and stylish, as you enjoy top Thoroughbred racing,
and great food and drinks. Named after Del Mar’s iconic founder, the Bing Meet season is where the turf
meets the surf, and starts October 29, Thursday through Sunday, until November 29.
12. Fall is the time to visit Julian, our charming little mountain town located about an hour east of San Diego,
in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains. Take a step back in time, to the 1870’s gold rush, while shopping for
antiques, homemade jam, picking apples from the farms, strolling through the pines, or riding down Main
Street in a horse-drawn carriage. Don’t forget the most important part…homemade apple pie ala mode!