The Ultimate Halloween in California!

Despite California’s sunny reputation, there’s a definite dark side to the state. From famous murders, haunted sights, a focus on zombies and raising the dead, there’s no spookier spot to explore during Halloween than California. Find out how you can get into the spirit of things, all over the Golden State! 

1. Dewar’s Candy Shop, Bakersfield, CA

Dewar’s has been making sweets and treats for decades. The family-owned business has a full-scale factory that you can tour to get a behind the scenes glimpse of how candy is made.

dewars with favorite people . . . #dewars #bakersfield #icecream

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2. Ultimate Terror Scream Park, Sacramento, CA

Pay your way to a good scare at one of California’s largest haunted house attractions, Scream Park. Each year, the attraction gets bigger and scarier and has drawn the attention not just of local fright lovers, but major publications including Forbes, cementing the Scream Park as the biggest and scariest in the state, if not the West Coast.

Not who you wanna run into...

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3. Halloween International Ball at W San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is pulsing with parties celebrating Halloween but the W Hotel’s haunted party offers the opportunity for you to get into costume and enjoy the fun without having to head home at the end of the night! 

#Halloween2015 #SF #HalloweenInternationalBall #WestinHotel #Cleopatra #JackSkellington #NightBeforeChristmas

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4. I Wanna Be Costumes, Sacramento, CA

If you’re not near LA’s famous costume shops that are used by studios, then check out I Wanna Be Costumes in Sacramento. The family-run costume shop offers costumes from movies, themes, time periods and more. So that you can be whatever you wanna be.

5. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of the most famous cemeteries in the world and the final resting place of many of Hollywood’s most famous stars. In addition to being open for exploring by day, the cemetery also hosts concerts and events at night, including popular movie screenings known as Cinespia—which have ghost themes during Halloween season.

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6. Winchester Mystery House Hallowe’en Candlelight Tour, San Jose, CA

Take a special ghost tour through the Winchester Mystery House which has seasonal candlelight tours during September and October that highlight the spooky at any time home. Filled with odd architectural details, the house was reportedly haunted long before Ms. Winchester met her demise.

We’re ready for another evening of Hallowe’en Candlelight Tours! 📸: @axelle_carolyn

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7. Halloween Parade, Anaheim, CA

The Anaheim Halloween Parade has been marching through the streets since 1924. You can participate by ogling the amazing costumes and floats that locals create or try dressing up yourself.

One of our amazing volunteers, last year at the Anaheim Halloween parade. #anaheimhalloweenparade #rhodemontijo #jackolantern

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8. Brentwood Trunk or Treat, Brentwood, CA

Bring the kids to the annual Brentwood Trunk or Treat where kids can collect candy out of a bunch of costumed cars. Cars are decorated and spooky and kids can enjoy treats as well as other fall themed things to do.

9. Boa Vista Pumpkin Patch, Placerville, CA

Apple Hill’s pumpkin patch lets you pick your own pumpkin as well as other seasonal produce right on the farm. The pumpkin patch is an annual event that locals look forward to and attracts new families each year looking to make Halloween pumpkin picking even more special.

10. Special Effects Makeup Classes at Cinema Makeup School, Los Angeles, CA

Before you head out to a party in a costume complete your look with special effects makeup. Learn how to do your makeup with a special effects makeup class that can age you, or help you scare others into thinking you’ve come back from the dead.

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