Adult Halloween Fun in San Antonio: Where to Get Your Grown-up Halloween Spook On

Looking to get spooked and have some adult fun this Halloween? It’s easy for adults to scare up Halloween fun in San Antonio. Whether you’re into ghost stories, haunted houses, or like to dress up and have fun, check out these events for adult Halloween fun.

Want to add more family-friendly Halloween fun to your calendar? Check out ACM’s round-up of pumpkin patches and this great list of 25+ ways to enjoy fall in the Alamo City. Then ignore the temperature outside, turn up your air conditioner, and enjoy the season! And if we missed any of your favorite ways to celebrate Halloween with your friends in San Antonio, let us know.

13th Floor Haunted House

Through Oct. 31

One of the top five most terrifying haunted houses as ranked by “USA Today,” the 13th Floor Haunted House is marking 13 years of scaring San Antonio. You can also do an escape room onsite, as well as ax throwing (to help you improve your aim for the next zombie apocalypse, of course), or grab drinks at Bar 13, all located at 13th Floor.


Through Oct. 30

Things get creepy at SeaWorld, where Howl-O-Scream takes over the park. There are six free (with park admission purchase) haunted houses for you to enjoy as you roam the park (two new ones include The Cursed Chasm and the Dis-Assembly Line), along with eight “terror-tories” throughout the park where you’ll find scary souls with acrobatic abilities and sirens attempting to lure visitors into the water. And there’s Coaster Creep, where you can ride with creepy creatures. That’s all paired with Halloween-themed bars and fun throughout the park.

Take note of their warning: At 7:00 p.m., the park’s scare level increases from haunting to horrifying, which may be too intense for young children. Howl-O-Scream is not recommended for children under the age of 13 or the faint of heart. (But if you want to have some family-friendly fun during daylight hours, you can check out Spooktacular with a Spookly the Square Pumpkin maze included, also through Oct. 30.)

Fright Fest

Fright Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is not for the faint of heart!

Through Oct. 31

A perennial favorite for fright lovers, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is scaring everyone again with Fright Fest. Recommended for ages 13+, it features six haunted houses and six scare zones, and of course, things like the new Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger ride, all enjoyed at night. This year’s fest includes Trapped, where visitors have to figure out how to get through an array of paths and a haunted voodoo shop. And as if high school reunions aren’t scary enough, there’s a high school reunion-themed zombie attraction to enjoy.

Visit Oktoberfest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas through Oct. 30.

You can also enjoy German-inspired food and drinks at the park’s Oktoberfest festival, open weekends through October 30.

Note: If you want family-friendly fun, enjoy the Kids Boo Fest during Six Flags’ daytime hours, when children under 12 can wear their costumes and enjoy the fun.

Festival of the Dead Artisan Market and Masquerade

Oct. 29

Known as one of the most haunted places in the United States, Victoria’s Black Swan Inn is a destination for all things spooky, hosting tours and events year-round that draw in paranormal fans and ghost lovers. (And note: “Victoria’s” is part of the name, not the location. Victoria’s Black Swan Inn is right here in San Antonio!) Enjoy a very adult night out, including a burlesque show, during the Festival of the Dead Artisan Market and Masquerade.

Haunted Oaks

Through Oct. 31

Enjoy a haunted experience at Rolling Oaks Mall thanks to Haunted Oaks. And if you’re looking for the perfect horror selfie, visit Horror Pix, also at Rolling Oaks Mall. There are 13 horror-filled scenes ready for you to snap and share.

Ghost City Tours


If your love of spooky goes beyond Oct. 31, don’t miss the options available—including family-friendly tours—at Ghost City Tours. You’ll learn about San Antonio’s most haunted spots and there’s even a haunted pub crawl you can enjoy.

An Army brat who came to Texas for college and ultimately managed to make the Lone Star State her permanent home, Dawn became a mom “AMA” (advanced maternal age), giving her the opportunity to use a stroller vs. a walker as she navigates the world of motherhood. Her growing up way too fast native Texan loves all things Star Wars, Legos, dinosaurs and keeping his parents on their toes. When she’s not busy parenting the original strong-willed child, Dawn runs Tale to Tell Communications, a San Antonio-based PR and marketing agency. An award-winning writer, Dawn also contributes to San Antonio Woman, Rio Magazine and Texas Lifestyle Magazine. She and her family enjoy exploring all that San Antonio has to offer, going on adventures and playing tourist together as much as possible. Favorite Restaurant: Clementine Favorite Landmark: The beauty of the River Walk, especially La Villita Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Celebrating anything and everything with color, music and food