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Our most recommended California Ghost & Vampire Tours

San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

1. San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

Whilst San Diego is known the world over for its beautiful beaches, mild climate, and abundance of points of interest not many people know about the city's darker side. Discover San Diego's long history of unnerving deaths, mysterious occurrences, and more ominous sides on a fun and informative guided tour. Travel back in time and hear about the spirits of the notorious characters who lived and died in San Diego. First, venture into the sleepy streets of the Mission Hills neighborhood, where Pioneer Park is transformed at night. Continue to Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and learning about the notorious past of this city full of gunslingers, gamblers, ladies of the night, and many more unsavory characters. Finally, the tour includes a tour of the grounds and exterior of the Whaley House, where many reported paranormal occurrences have taken place.

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San Francisco: Ghosts, Murder, and Mystery Walking Tour

2. San Francisco: Ghosts, Murder, and Mystery Walking Tour

Have a ghoulish good time on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Embark on a macabre and murderous tour through the streets of downtown San Francisco. This tour is rated PG-13 for some talk of violence, gore, and the macabre. Children are welcome at your discretion. Be led by a professional guide on a ghost walk through Chinatown and the Jackson Square historic district. Uncover tales of unexplained deaths, scandalous murders, the old red-light district, famed spirits, Chinatown assassins, and much more. Get access to ghost hunting gear. Every Ghost Hunter ticket includes the use of an EMF detector during the tour. The host will carry other modern ghost hunting tools, which will be used throughout the tour. Visit mysterious and ghostly places in San Francisco, where residual ghost impressions are felt and poltergeists heard. Get a haunted history lesson through true crimes and hauntings that took place on the very streets you’ll walk.

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Los Angeles: Evening Ghost Walking Tour

3. Los Angeles: Evening Ghost Walking Tour

This Los Angeles ghost tour takes you through 8-12 different sites around the Hollywood Boulevard area, each one bringing the paranormal excitement to a boiling point. As you walk through Hollywood’s golden age on this 1-hour walking tour, you’ll marvel at the famous, oft-photographed buildings on the city’s Walk of Fame, all the while delving in to the ghostly presences that haunt the boulevard to this day. Ambling along the fabled throughway, become enraptured by your guide’s accounts of murder, obsession, and the dark dealings that crack through Hollywood’s glitzy façade. Pass by the TCL Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Pantages, and more. Take an uncompromising look at the ebbs and flows of fortune that underly Los Angeles’ smiling exterior, and the apparitions that assure that time will not be forgotten.

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San Diego: Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

4. San Diego: Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the haunted side of San Diego, California, on this ghost-themed walking tour that’s entertaining for all ages. Learn about the history and hauntings of Old Town San Diego alongside a local guide. Begin your spooky adventure with an introduction to San Diego's haunted past from a guide who is an expert in San Diego’s history, hauntings, and ghosts. Then, head off to visit the Whaley House Museum and more of the most haunted locations in San Diego. By the end of the tour, you will have plenty of things to talk about with friends and family after learning all the scary insider stories of the city.

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Hollywood: Haunted Walking Tour, True Crime, Creepy Tales

5. Hollywood: Haunted Walking Tour, True Crime, Creepy Tales

Spend two hours exploring the darker side of Hollywood, with an expert guide. Travel to haunted locations throughout LA, as your passionate guide fills you in on the creepy, paranormal history, as well as some true crime stories that will make your skin crawl. Get to see the Pantages Theatre, the Knickerbocker Hotel, as well as The Roosevelt Hotel, after dark. Uncover the secrets of Hollywood, from arson to ghosts, to the occasional serial killer. See what really happens when the lights go out in the Pantages Theatre. Discover the truth about the Hollywood Ripper. Find out where to see the ghost of Marilyn Monroe.

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Los Angeles: Haunted Hollywood Exploration Game

6. Los Angeles: Haunted Hollywood Exploration Game

Imagine you have just returned to consciousness. The Hollywood you once knew looks different, yet eerily familiar. As you roam the streets, you realize you’re a ghost and you can’t remember who you were when you were alive. A heart-shaped locket that floats around is the only thing tethering you to this earthly life. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. The city game starts at the northeast corner of Hollywood & Vine. It will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Parisian Florist. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

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Hollywood Blvd: Lost Souls Smartphone Walking Tour

7. Hollywood Blvd: Lost Souls Smartphone Walking Tour

Listen to a group of three podcasters turned ghostly tour guides through your smartphone. Covering 15 points of interest on a 1.5-mile tour, you'll visit a number of famous locations and hear about the history behind Hollywood Blvd's haunted locations and lost souls. Haunted highlights include the Knickerbocker, Hollywood Pacific and Pantages Theatres, Boardner's by La Belle, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Hear about the famous ghostly inhabitants of the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, Hudson Hollywood Apartments, and the Vogue Theatre. Some great museums you may want to check out along the way, with undead visitors in attendance, are Madame Tussauds Hollywood and the Hollywood Wax Museum. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The activity also comes with a fun location-based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Get all the best out of a guided tour but without the big crowds and tight schedules. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop and start anywhere along the route.

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Hollywood: Fame Kills Adults-Only Walking Ghost Tour

8. Hollywood: Fame Kills Adults-Only Walking Ghost Tour

Discover some of the biggest names in entertainment history, the places they’re linked to, and their ghostly endeavors on this adults-only ghost tour of Hollywood. Visit Hollywood's haunted locations and hear somber and unsettling stories of the ghosts that haunt the Hollywood Boulevard. See sights such as the Roosevelt, TCL Chinese Theatre, Madame Tussauds, Hudson Hollywood Apartments, Knickerbocker Apartments, Hollywood Pacific Theatre, and the Pantage Theater.

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San Francisco: Financial District Exploration Game

9. San Francisco: Financial District Exploration Game

Imagine you are a European immigrant who has just arrived in San Francisco in the early 1900s seeking your fortune like many others have done. It’s not long after the gold rush boom and there is plenty of money to be made. You want to start a new life and aim to strike it rich no matter what. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? The city game starts at The Embarcadero & Ferry Building. It will take you around 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Union Square. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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Hollywood: The Ghosts of Hollywood Walking Tour

10. Hollywood: The Ghosts of Hollywood Walking Tour

Discover the dark and haunted side of Hollywood's less glamorous history on this walking ghost tour that's suitable for all ages. Learn all about the hauntings that stem from glamour culture and being in the limelight. On this journey to meet the ghosts of Hollywood, visit haunted buildings where ghosts are seen and learn about their past. See sights such as the Hollywood Roosevelt, TCL Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, Vogue Multicultural Museum, Musso and Frank Grill, The Hudson Apartments, Hollywood Pacific Theatre, and the Avalon Theatre.

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What people are saying about California

Such a fun and interesting experience!! The house is certainly worth visiting; there’s so much history and stories behind almost every part of it and it was fascinating to hear about what Sarah Winchester went through and why her house is the way it is. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant to listen to, as well as funny when needed to be. Would highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting Northern California. The location is very convenient and easy access as well (and it has a parking lot which is always nice).

Had such a great experience. The Winchester Mystery house was on my list of things to see and it did not disappoint. So much to explore and see beyond our guided tour. Savanna was wonderful and made sure to point out all the strange oddities. Highly recommend!

This was a very surprizing experience. I did not expect visiting a city can be so fun and exciting:) will definitely use this app to discover more cities I visit

Fun and informational and if you get stumped the hints and ability to move forward make it a good experience.

Wonderful experience! Our Guide made the Tour extra-special and fun! She deserves a bonus!!