Planning to celebrate Halloween in San Francisco with the kids, and looking for family-friendly attractions? The San Francisco Ghost Hunt Tour is definitively a must-do for both adults and children over 8 years old.
The ghost hunt is a fun walking tour that allows visitors to experience a supernatural adventure in a beautiful Victorian haunted mansion and through the cold, dark streets of San Francisco. This 3-hour ghost walk starts every day at 7:00pm (except on Tuesdays) from the lobby of the charming Queen Anne Hotel and continues through Pacific Heights district.
Tour guide Jim Fassbinder takes visitors to beautiful historic places and has always plenty of entertaining and fascinating ghost stories to tell: tour-goers are introduced to the romantic ghosts and scary spirits hanging around in San Francisco, such as teacher Mary Lake, ‘Voodoo Queen of San Francisco’ Mary Ellen Pleasant and Flora Sommerton – who was founded dead in a cheap motel room in Montana after disappearing mysteriously from San Francisco.
Many other haunted houses and places in San Francisco are also worth a visit. They include room 207 at Hotel Union Square (where you can feel the presence of Lillian Hellman), the historic prison of Alcatraz and its ‘cold spots’ (where strange noises can be heard), the mysterious ruins of Sutro Baths, Golden Gate Park (which is haunted by a police officer ghost), San Francisco Art Institute (where you can hear unexplained footsteps noises and see ghostly apparitions), as well as the Curran Theater and the Ghost Ship of San Francisco Bay.
The Queen Anne Hotel San Francisco is housed in an elegant Victorian style building which was once Miss Mary Lake’s School for Girls. Located at 1590 Sutter Street, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia, this San Francisco Bed and Breakfast offers an array of hotel amenities and services including cozy guest rooms, TV lounge, business facilities, shuttle service, private parking area, 24-hour concierge service, valet service and babysitting service. In addition, sport and wellness facilities including gym, sauna, swimming pool and tennis court are available at the nearby Cathedral Hill Plaza Athletic Club.