Ghost Tours 2020

Ghost Tours 2020Ghosts aren’t the only ones who seem eternally homebound this year. Many ghost walks, haunted tours, and paranormal explorations are canceled due to the pandemic. But not all. Raise your spirits and wander into the unknown with one of these ghostly excursions around the San Francisco and Santa Cruz Bay Areas and nearby.

Notice: Due to the nature of the pandemic, it is very likely there will be changes, so be sure to double check hours and availability, and follow all health and safety rules when attending any event or visiting any public place.


San Francisco Bay Area

North Bay

Marin County

Ghost Tour: Shipwrecks of Point Reyes Saturday, October 31st, 2020 10am – 5pm (driving and walking tour)

Napa County

Downtown Napa Ghost Tour Thursdays and Saturdays 8pm year-round (walking tour)

Napa City Halloween Ghost Tour for Kids & Big Kids 2020 Select nights in October 2020 (more date information here) (walking tour)

Napa City’s Harlots, Hustlers & Hysteria – Ghosts & Legends of the Red Light District Select Wednesdays including October 7th and 21st 2020 (past event information) (walking tour)

Sonoma County

Haunted Sonoma Downtown Tour Fridays and Wednesdays 8pm year-round (walking tour)



San Francisco County

Haunted San Francisco Ghost Tour: The City After Dark Closed until November 1st 2020, Thursday to Saturday 7pm and 9pm (walking tour)

San Francisco Ghosts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and select Saturdays and Sundays in October 2020, all-week the rest of the year 8pm (walking tour)

San Francisco Ghost Hunt New Virtual Fireside Stories Friday to Saturday September 4th to October 31st 7pm (virtual experience)

Haunted Haight Select nights (walking tour)

Haunted SF Chinatown Tour Open but contact them for ticket purchase and booking details (walking tour)

Alcatraz Day Tour Outdoor only at this point in the phased re-opening, Daily 11am to 3pm (not a ghost tour, but a famous haunted place)(walking tour)


East Bay

Alameda County

USS Hornet Museum open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm (not a ghost tour, but a famous haunted ship) Virtual ghost hunting event Saturday, October 31st 2020 (virtual experience)

Pleasanton Museum on Main Virtual Ghost Walk October 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 31st at 7pm (virtual experience)


South Bay

Santa Clara County

Winchester Mystery House choose between two virtual tours and two walking tours including the seasonal evening Hallowe’en Flashlight Tours select nights in October (not a ghost tour, but a famous haunted place)(virtual experience and self-guided walking tour)

Gilroy Historical Society Monthly Walking Tours: Old St. Mary Cemetery Saturday, November 7th 2020 10am to 12pm (history tour not a ghost tour)(walking tour)


Other Regions

Monterey, CA

Ghost Tour of Old Monterey Saturdays 8pm to 10pm (walking tour)

Sacramento, CA

Death’s Inquest Sacramento Ghost Tours 2020 October 23rd, 24th, 30th at 7pm and 8:30pm (virtual experience)


Alternative Manifestations

Social Groups

Missing the company of the paranormal community? Chat with local enthusiasts about haunted locations and experiences in one of these social groups.

Bay Area Ghost Hunters

Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters


Virtual Ghost Tours

The pandemic might be keeping you from some of your favorite haunts, but it’s opened a door to another realm: the World Wide Web! Virtual tours are popping up everywhere, including at some famous ghostly locations around the world. So open a portal and travel to San Diego, Salem, or practically anywhere else in our world. Here are two you can explore today.

RMS Queen Mary Haunted Encounters Part 1

Haunted Places by Google Earth Local Guides


Make Your Own

With a little research, you can find haunted places near you and make your own original ghost tour! Be sure to check ahead to learn if you can enter a property or building or if you will explore from the sidewalk.

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