THE BEST OF HALLOWEEN IN LOS ANGELES 2023!
Spooktacular Los Angeles Tours: The Best Things to Do in LA for Halloween 2023!
When October rolls around, Los Angeles transforms from the city of angels to a haunt haven for ghouls, ghosts, and Halloween enthusiasts. While our Los Angeles tours can take you to the glamorous locations often seen in films, the city offers much more for those looking to dive into the spooky season. Here’s how you can make the best of Halloween on our Los Angeles tours!
Dia De Los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Every year, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery transforms into a vibrant celebration ground for Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. This event offers a truly unique and immersive experience, blending traditional Mexican cultural rituals with the iconic backdrop of one of Hollywood’s most famous final resting places. Visitors are greeted by a spectacle of elaborately decorated altars, sugar skulls, and marigolds—the traditional flower of the dead. Live music, dance performances, and authentic Mexican cuisine make it a festive occasion for all ages. Artists display intricate works, capturing the spirit of this ancestral celebration. Whether you come to remember a loved one or to learn about this rich cultural tradition, the Día de los Muertos event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a touching and unforgettable experience. Visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on our Hollywood Bike Tour.
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval stands as a dazzling spectacle in the heart of one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant neighborhoods. Unlike any other Halloween event, this extravaganza unfolds along Santa Monica Boulevard transforming it into an open-air masquerade ball teeming with outrageous costumes, electrifying musical performances, and spontaneous dance parties. Tens of thousands of revelers, both local and international, descend upon the area to partake in this one-of-a-kind celebration. From larger-than-life drag queens to elaborately staged thematic floats, the Carnaval offers a kaleidoscope of creativity and self-expression, all set against the backdrop of West Hollywood’s bustling nightlife. This is more than just a Halloween event; it’s a testament to the community’s spirit of inclusivity and love for theatrical flair. Our shop’s location is a perfect place to watch the festivities, and our Los Angeles bike tours will always take you through the vibrant city of West Hollywood!
Amid the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills, Greystone Mansion stands as a haunting enigma, its grandeur tinged with an aura of dark mystery. The site of a tragic 1929 murder-suicide involving oil magnate Edward L. Doheny Jr. and his secretary, Hugh Plunkett, the mansion is said to be haunted by the restless spirits of its tormented past. Visitors and staff alike have reported unexplained phenomena—cold spots, flickering lights, and even spectral figures glimpsed in mirrors or heard wandering the halls. Some even claim to have heard unsettling whispers and footsteps in empty rooms, lending credence to local tales of hauntings. Today, the mansion serves as a public park and filming location (we’ll take you there on our Beverly Hills Tour!) , but the echoes of its history are never too far away, making it a magnet for both paranormal investigators and those intrigued by its dark, complex narrative.
The Beverly Hills Witch’s House
Nestled among the modern mansions and sleek residences of Beverly Hills, the Witch’s House—also known as Spadena House—stands out like a storybook illustration sprung to life. With its whimsical architecture featuring exaggerated, sloping roofs, tiny windows, and a crooked chimney, the house looks as if it’s been plucked straight from a fairy tale. Built in 1921, originally as a movie set, this iconic dwelling has since become a beloved local landmark and a must-visit spot, especially during Halloween. Tourists and locals alike often stop for photos, capturing the house’s eerie charm which is accentuated by the surrounding garden of gnarled trees and mystical-looking foliage. Whether you’re on a Beverly Hills tour or just passing by, the Witch’s House offers a magical pause from reality, evoking the wonder and spookiness that makes it a year-round curiosity. Our Beverly Hills Bike Tour will take you past this Halloween delight!
Griffith Park in Los Angeles has long been shrouded in tales of the supernatural, with legends tracing back to the 19th century. According to local lore, the park is said to be haunted by the spirit of Dona Petronilla, the alleged cursed daughter of the land’s original owner, Don Antonio Feliz. It’s believed that Petronilla was cheated out of her inheritance and, in retaliation, she cursed the land and all its future owners. Over the years, hikers and visitors have reported a range of eerie experiences, from unsettling feelings of being watched to unexplained noises and even ghostly apparitions. The most notorious haunted location within the park is the Old Zoo, where the remnants of abandoned animal enclosures add an extra layer of creepiness. Whether you’re a believer in the supernatural or just enjoy a good urban legend, the haunting history of Griffith Park offers an intriguing backdrop to any visit. We’ll take you through this incredible backdrop on several of our Los Angeles tours.
Last but not Least… The Hollywood Sign
The iconic Hollywood Sign, perched high in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, carries with it a haunting tale that adds an eerie layer to its glamorous facade. The legend centers around aspiring actress Peg Entwistle, who, faced with insurmountable struggles in her career, is said to have taken her own life by jumping off the ‘H’ in 1932. Since then, reports have surfaced about ghostly encounters near the sign, especially on foggy nights. Hikers and tourists have claimed to see a mysterious woman dressed in 1930s attire, and some even say they’ve caught the faint scent of gardenias, Peg’s favorite perfume. Whether it’s the unsettling quiet of the surrounding hills or the tragic history encapsulated in its towering letters, the Hollywood Sign remains a symbol of both dreams and despair, casting a spectral aura that continues to intrigue and haunt those who venture near. Take our Hollywood Sign tour or hike to experience the magic!