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San Diego Ghost Tours

tour haunted Old Town San Diego with Ghost City Tours

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Come meet the Ghosts of San Diego

If you're looking for the perfect way to spend an evening in San Diego, you just found it! Join our amazing Tour Guides as we explore the most haunted places in San Diego.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, our Ghost Tours in San Diego are a great time for everyone.

Choose from our All-Ages or Adults Only Ghost Tours!

Ghost City Tours offers San Diego's ONLY Adults Only Ghost Tour

5-star Ghost Tours

99% of guests give us the highest rating possible on review websites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and more.

Trusted by the best

San Diego's best Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts trust Ghost City Tours with their guests.

Free Reschedule & Cancellation

Buy your tickets knowing you can reschedule for free if your plans change or get a full refund by purchasing ticket insurance during checkout.

Our All Ages Ghost Tour

Our All Ages Ghost Tour takes you on a journey to meet the ghosts of San Diego, California. You'll visit haunted houses, cemeteries where ghosts are seen, and much more on this Ghost Tour.

One of the locations you'll visit on this ghost tour in San Diego.
Nightly at 8 pm

The Ghosts of San Diego Tour


  • The Ghosts of San Diego Tour is Ghost City's family-friendly ghost tour in Old Town San Diego.
  • This Ghost Tour is perfect for guests of all ages, including families and children.
  • This tour is also great for history buffs, as we spent a lot of time making sure this is a Historically Accurate Ghost Tour.
  • Visit some of Old Town San Diego's most haunted locations, including a few featured on TV Shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.
  • All of our tours are walking tours.
  • Flexible Bookings: Reschedule up to 8 hours before your Ghost Tour for any reason.
  • Additional tour times may be available.

Our Adults Only Ghost Tour

Our Adults Only Ghost Tour is designed for mature audiences who are not turned off by hearing about the darkness and depravity of human nature - and the hauntings they create.

Our Adults only Ghost Tour talks about the San Diego Witch Trials.
Nightly at 9 pm

The Specters & Sinners Ghost Tour


  • The Specters & Sinners Ghost Tour is San Diego's ONLY Ghost Tour for Adults.
  • You won't have to worry about someone else's children crying or making a scene.
  • This is one seriously spooky ghost tour! Since the kids are safe in the Hotel, no topic or theme is off-limits.
  • Take a journey on the dark side of human nature on this amazing ghost tour.
  • All of our tours are walking tours.
  • Flexible Bookings: Reschedule up to 8 hours before your Ghost Tour for any reason.
  • Additional tour times may be available.
One of the haunted cemeteries we visit on our Group Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours for Groups

Are you bringing a large group of people to San Diego? Ghost City Tours offers Group Ghost Tours that are sure to give an enjoyable evening to everyone in your group.

We offer a Group Discount of 15% for groups of 12 or more.

For Groups of 30 or more, we even offer payment plans if you book your Ghost Tour far enough in advance.

Learn more about our Group Ghost Tours in San Diego

Why San Diego?

When you start thinking about haunted cities in America (what? You don't do that daily?), San Diego might not be one of the first cities that comes to mind. However, the locals will tell you the San Diego is very haunted, especially the Old Town neighborhood. This is why you can find Ghost City Tours in San Diego.

After the sun goes down in San Diego, there isn't much family-friendly fun to be had. Now, you can plan an exciting evening for your entire family with Ghost City. We'll take you to the most haunted places in Old Town, San Diego. Everyone will be entertained on these spooky adventures!

Guiding you through the haunted places in Old Town, your Tour Guide is one of the best in San Diego. All of our Tour Guides meet our high standards. We take a lot of pride in only working with the best tour guides. Always friendly and eager to answer questions, our Guides are well liked by our guests and very experienced.

  • Do you think a ghost tour isn't for you? WRONG! Whether you're a believer, a skeptic, or someone in between you'll be entertained on our Paranormal Experiences.
  • Looking for something fun to do while in town? Our Ghost Tours are World-Famous for a reason! People just like you LOVE joining our guides for a night of haunted fun.
  • Ghost City offers San Diego's best family-friendly and San Diego's ONLY adults only ghost tour. Do you have the kids with you? Maybe you want a tour experience designed for just the adults? Ghost City has it all.
The highest quality tour company

Why should you choose Ghost City?

Ghost City began operating tours in 2012, and before long, we became the Best Ghost Tour Company in the entire World. Our dedication to quality and authenticity has not only set us apart from the rest but made us the leader in the industry.

Our Guest Services

Ghost City operates a full Guest Services office, open from 7 am - 11:30 pm, seven days a week. We're here to help.

Exceptional Quality

Since our founding, almost 6,000,000 people have joined Ghost City for a tour. This doesn't happen unless you're excellent.

Military Discounts

We employ and support Veterans from all Branches. We thank you for your service and are proud to offer you a discount!

We stand by our Tours

In the rare circumstances where someone isn't 100% satisfied, we'll do what we need to do to make it right.

The BEST Tour Guides

The best Tour Guides want to work with Ghost City. You won't find better tour guides in any of our cities.

Paranormal Enthusiasts

We're not just a Ghost Tour company - we're a team of people who love ghost hunting and exploring the paranormal.

Get to know San Diego's most haunted locations

If you're planning a trip to San Diego, there's a good chance that youre interested in the many haunted houses, cemeteries, and other locations in town. If that sounds like you, you're in luck!

Below, you'll find a list of some of our favorite haunted and spooky locations in and around San Diego. Many people like visiting these haunted places during the daytime, then come back at night to take a Ghost Tour with us.

See more of San Diego's most haunted locations

Many members of the Whaley family have met their demise inside those brick walls, and many more have been rumored to have died on the premises.

The Haunted Whaley House

Many members of the Whaley family have met their demise inside those brick walls, and many more have been rumored to have died on the premises. Who for sure can say which ones are history and which are just ghost stories?

Learn more about The Whaley House
What was once thought to be an opportunistic investment for a developing family became a vacant monument to tragedy and death.

The Hotel del Coronado

The death of a young woman over a century ago has left a dark mark on its white beaches. Is this the tragedy of a woman who lost her way? Or is something else hidden beneath the surface?

Learn more about The Hotel del Coronado
What was once thought to be an opportunistic investment for a developing family became a vacant monument to tragedy and death.

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse guided ships into port for 36 years. Many keepers have kept watch over the waters of San Diego Bay. Perhaps some have stayed and continue the job even in the after life.

Learn more about The Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have some questions about our Ghost Tours - and you don't want to call. Below you can find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we get about our tours.

Are these walking tours?

ALL of our Ghost Tours are Walking Tours. You do have other options, such as Hearse Ghost Tours and Trolley Ghost Tours. To FEEL the energy that our ghosts give off, you have to be in the actual places where the haunting takes place. Imagine walking through a haunted alley with all of the lights out or standing on what was once a battlefield. Are you already feeling the tingles up your spine?

  • Walking Tours allow you to immerse yourself in the stories we tell.
  • Walking is good for you and a great way to walk off that amazing dinner you just had!
  • You're not crammed into a vehicle, almost certainly squished in next to someone you'd rather not be squished up against.

Ghost City has never sold Groupon vouchers - and we never will. There are companies which offer their tickets for sale on Groupon. And if you're not worried about the quality of the tour you're getting - you can certainly spend some time on Groupon or Living Social and find tickets.

We know that our experiences are of the highest quality, with thousands of 5-star reviews from tourists and locals who have enjoyed them. Also, we often sell out - especially on the weekends and on Holidays. There is simply no reason why we'd sell our tours on Groupon.

There are a few options to take a ghost tour by vehicle. In San Diego, you can choose from a Trolley Ghost Tour or even one in a hearse.

If you're interested in taking one of these trolley ghost tours or a hearse ghost tour, you'll have to go to those companies' websites and buy from them. We believe that walking tours are the best way to experience paranormal activity in San Diego.

We understand that you may have your heart set on riding around the haunted streets of San Diego in a Hearse or Trolley - but you cannot do this from Ghost City. If you want a paranormal experience that is truly spooky, Ghost City is the way to go.

Some locations allow us to come in; most don't. Many of the locations that you'll be visiting are private residences. Obviously, the residents would not be happy about us coming into their homes. Therefore, we do not go into most of the locations we visit.

You can reschedule your Ghost Tour, or receive a complete refund, if you do so at least 24 hours prior to the start of your Tour. After that, all sales are final. If you need assistance, please call us at 855-999-9026.

When it comes to buying tickets for our tours, the following classes of tickets are based on age.

  • Ages 0-5: We do not charge anything for anyone 5 or under. They get to attend our tours for free!
  • Ages 6-11: This is considered a child ticket as defined by the city of San Diego.
  • Ages 12+: This age range is considered an adult ticket.

Keep in mind, some of our tours are simply for ages 16+ or 21+ only. For those tours there is only one ticket type you can choose from.

All of our Tours run 7 days per week. In addition, we often open up additional time slots for our tours as the original time sells out. If you want to book a tour, Ghost City Tours will ensure that we are able to fit you in a tour. We still advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as you know which tour you want to take.

Purchasing tickets for our Ghost Tours

You can purchase your tickets online or by phone. In either case, you'll receive your tickets immediately via email. You must buy your tickets in advance.