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Halloween in San Francisco is a ghostly good time for kids and adults of all ages. With plenty of Halloween activities in San Francisco to choose from, we promise you’ll never be bored in October. From tricks to treats, The Golden City succumbs to the scary, hairy and mysterious that is All Hallows’ Eve. Our Club Quarters hotel in San Francisco is centrally located making it easy to attend spooky celebrations all over the city. Here are our top 10 Halloween things to do in San Francisco. 

Halloween Parties in San Francisco

Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise | October 28, 2022

Pier 3 |  9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Climb aboard the San Francisco Spirit dressed to impress for The Golden City’s own Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise. Celebrate Halloween in San Fran on a yacht with breathtaking views of the  Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and more. Guests will enjoy three decks and two DJs spinning today’s hits. VIP Packages with bottle & table service are also available for purchase

The Black Pearl Halloween Yacht Party | October 29, 2022

Pier 3 |  9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Attendees are donned in over-the-top costumes at this annual Halloween-themed cruise in San Francisco. Soak in views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and more aboard the San Francisco Spirit. The party spans three decks and features two DJs, bottle service, table service and more. Adults 21 and over can purchase tickets now.

Halloween International Ball Volume I and II

181 3rd St | 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Located less than one mile from our San Francisco hotel, two of the city’s largest spooky celebrations happen back to back. Four rooms make up each of these can’t-miss San Francisco Halloween parties – each featuring a unique style of music. Dance to international house music, latin, hip hop and more in your best costume. Bottle and table service are also available for purchase. Grab your tickets to one (or both!) before they sell out. 

Halloween International Ball Volume I | October 28, 2022 

Mega Halloween International Ball Volume II | October 29, 2022

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Haunted Attractions in San Francisco 

Nob Hill Vampire Tour

Lace up your walking shoes for this weekly walking tour of Nob Hill hosted by a local vampire. You’ll visit Grace Cathedral, the Nob Hill Cafe, Huntington Park, the Pacific-Union Club, the Fairmont Hotel, and the Mark Hopkins Hotel on your trek through the spooky city of San Francisco.  It is recommended that mortals purchase tickets in advance.

Alcatraz Night Tour

Are you brave enough to visit Alcatraz after dark? This 2.5 hour San Francisco haunted attraction is not for the faint of heart. Past the panoramic views of the city during sunset, you’ll learn the history of the island and its residents – or the souls that still roam its halls. Advance tickets are required for this frighteningly good tour. 

Kid-Friendly Halloween Things to do in San Francisco

Boo at the Zoo | October 23 – 24 and 30 – 31, 2022

The San Francisco Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo event returns for 2022 to host Sloth-oween. This self-guided, sloth-themed walk around the zoo will include several spooky stops at haunted houses. Guests can participate in a costume parade and contest at noon each day competing for best costume, best family costume and best animal costume. The family-friendly Halloween activity in San Francisco will also feature a beer garden, German fare and live music. Purchase your tickets in advance today.

Randall Museum Family Halloween Day | October 29, 2022

Randall Museum | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you’re looking for Halloween-themed fun that doesn’t scare the kids, you won’t want to miss Randall Museum’s Family Halloween Day. This family-friendly San Francisco Halloween party is filled with not-so-spooky delights for all ages. Wear your costume and enjoy crafts, games, live music and entertainment, pumpkin carving and of course – candy!

SuperNatural Halloween | October 28, 2022

California Academy of Natural Sciences | 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The California Academy of Natural Sciences is hosting a spooktacular San Francisco Halloween event for kids of all ages. This family-friendly celebration will feature trick-or-treat stations, magic shows, live animal demonstrations, face painting, dancing and more. SuperNatural will also offer a bone-chilling lounge for teens equipped with arcade games, snacks and more. 

San Francisco Halloween Bar Crawls

Crawloween: Halloween Pub Crawl | October 28, 29 and 31, 2022 

The fun doesn’t stop during San Francisco’s largest Halloween pub crawl! With more than 25 bars and three nights of fun, you can celebrate the spooky season in style this October. Enjoy supernatural drink specials, eerie music and dancing and outrageous costumes for one, two or three nights – if you dare! Purchase wristbands in advance on the Crawloween website. 

The 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl | October 29, 2022

Amsterdam Cafe 930 Geary St | 4 p.m. to midnight

Continuing to grow year after year, the 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl in San Francisco is returning for 2022. Guests will kick off this walking beer tour at Amsterdam Cafe and visit more than five additional locations. From exclusive drink specials to a costume contest with a $1,000 prize, you won’t want to miss this BOOzy San Francisco Halloween event.  Purchase single or group tickets online today. 

Bonus: Pet Friendly Halloween Event in San Francisco 

Paws for a Cause | October 15, 2022

Little Marina Green Fitness Area 5517 Yacht Road | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you’re visiting our pet-friendly San Francisco hotel with your four-legged friend and want to celebrate Halloween, Paws for a Cause will not disappoint. Dogs, dog owners and dog lovers alike will delight in costume contests, face painting, dog tarot readings, pup cups (plus human food and beer, of course!) and so much more. Mortal masters can learn expert tips from training coach, Beverly The Pooch Coach.  Find additional details and purchase your tickets in advance now. 

dog in ghost costume on halloween in san francisco

Pack your bags and head to our Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco, Embarcadero location, for a hauntingly good Halloween. With comfortable rooms and convenient amenities, we’ll make your stay both mysterious and memorable. Receive up to 15% off when you stay at a CQ Hotel this season with our Autumn Getaway deal.

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