No need to wait for the day of tricks and treats to get a kick of that adrenaline rush from being scared. Los Angeles is full of rich history… which also means it carries quite the haunting past — from the good, and the bad to just downright creepy. What better to dive into these spooky stories (and Halloween events) than with a certified spooky expert?
For the second year in a row, we have curated a 13-day countdown list to Halloween of haunted locations and experiences that you can visit — as recommended by our favorite spooky professional Ansley AKA Spooky Foodie on TikTok and Instagram. Consider it your very own eerie advent calendar. Do you dare scroll below?
Day 1: Angel of Light
Looking for the perfect combination of storytelling, theatre, and the allure of a haunted house? Well, Angel of Light is your fate. This experience is held at the LA Theatre — which also has a haunting historical past. In this experience though, you won’t just sit back and enjoy the show. This terrifying tale puts you in the middle of it all where you’ll discover the story of a cursed child and ancient rituals taking place throughout the entire venue — from the historic lobby to the haunted back hallways. Don’t wait before it’s too late, RSVP to Angel of Light here!
📅When: September 15 through October 31, 2023
🎃Location: Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S Broadway, Los Angeles
Day 2: Space City Vintage
Space City Vintage is a shop where vintage meets modern — making it the perfect place to build your dream (or should we say nightmare) costume. Oh, and did we mention it’s also haunted? Here you’ll be able to explore its spooky aisles, unlock your wildest imagination, and let the spirits guide you to your most hauntingly fabulous look yet. Not only will you walk away with a unique Halloween costume, but you’ll also leave with a timeless outfit you can wear until the end of time.
🎃Location: 1/2, 339, 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Day 3: Little Shop of Hairdos
🎃Location: 172 N 2nd Ave, Upland, CA
Day 4: King Richards & Reys Kitchen
Brace yourself for an otherworldly shopping experience unlike any other. King Richards is full of timeless treasures and ghostly whispers. With so much history and energy, there’s bound to be some spirits around. After all that ghost hunting and antique shopping, you’re bound to work up a hunger. Conveniently, Reys Kitchen is found next door!
📅 When: September 29th – October 31st, 2023
🎃Location: 12301 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA
Day 5: Nights of The Jack
Nights of the Jack is a Halloween Jack O’ Lantern experience tailored for all ages. The show features thousands of hand-carved illuminated pumpkins. From cocktails to pumpkin carving, it is a wholesome stroll through a Halloween wonderland you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets to Nights of The Jack here!
📅 When: September 29th – October 31st, 2023
🎃Location: King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA
Day 6: Hotel Roosevelt
Legend has it that celebrity ghosts lurk in the halls of The Roosevelt Hotel. A handful of guests have reported that Marilyn Monroe’s image has appeared in a mirror that used to be in her poolside suite and claim. Strange activity has also been reported on the ninth floor in suite 928, where late actor Montgomery Clift was living while filming From Here to Eternity — guests would complain to the hotel about a trumpet being played in the middle of the night even though the room would be vacant.
🎃Location: 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Day 7: The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary is prolifically known as one of the most haunted hotel ships in America. With reports of over 150 ghosts on the ship, it’s no wonder as to why it has received such a title. Guests and crew alike have experienced a range of unexplainable paranormal experiences — from drastic temperature changes when entering certain areas of the ship to seeing full-on apparitions and even hearing laughter, talking, and music when no physical entity is present. If you’re looking for an overnight stay on this ship, you can make a reservation… but if you’re looking for some more family-friendly Halloween fun, Shaqtober has taken over the ship this year with mazes, music, and more.
🎃Location: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
You’re bound to work up an appetite after all that ghost hunting. As recommended by Spooky Foodie, here’s where to get yourself a burger with a side of paranormal around Los Angeles:
- Arbys in Hollywood
- The Wolves in DTLA
- The Modern Shaman in Whittier
- Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena
- Barneys Beanery in West Hollywood
- Boardner’s in Hollywood
- The Veil in DTLA
- Mel’s Diner in Hollywood
Day 9: The Veil
The Veil is a bar that sends shivers down your spine! With their horror-themed decor and actual haunted building — they offer spirits in more ways than just one. Folks can sip on cocktails among ghosts and watch their favorite horror movies on screen — satisfying all your thrills.
🎃Location: 555 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Day 10: Sassafrass Saloon
Step into the enchanting world of the Sassafras Saloon, where the soul of New Orleans dances in every flickering candlelight. The historic antique bar and charming vintage decor radiate an authentic yet haunting atmosphere and energy that is bound to stick with you.
🎃Location: 1233 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Day 11: Haunted Date Night Ideas
Looking for a date night with a spooky twist? Check out these romantic yet eerie restaurants that will send both shivers down your spine and give you butterflies in your belly.
Day 12: Five Crowns
🎃Location: 3801 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Day 13: Momento Mori LA
Do you dare enter Mometo Mori LA? This shopping journey invites you to embrace the strange and revel in vintage. From eerie oddities to spellbinding curiosities, this brick-and-mortar store in LA is a treasure trove of darkness and enchantment.
🎃Location: 1507 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
👻 There we have it. We hope you have a Happy Halloween!👻
About Ansley Layne:
Ansley Layne is LA’s resident Spooky Foodie. She travels to haunted bars, restaurants, and hotels throughout LA to try their food and hear about their hauntings. Ansley started Spooky Foodie in June of 2021, combining two things she loves most in this world: the food and the paranormal. Ansley goes to some of LA’s most iconic haunted establishments, along with places less frequented. She is a huge advocate for keeping history alive and loves to do that through ghost stories.