Halloween is upon us, and we’ve compiled some fun ideas to celebrate the holiday, whether you’re taking it easy at home or looking for some spine-tingling thrills out on the town.
1. Enjoy some local history at the Winchester Mystery House. Explore the legendary home of Sarah Winchester, widow to William Winchester, the firearm magnate.
According to legend, the victims of the Winchester rifle haunt the very halls and corridors of the mansion, seeking vengeance on the Winchesters for having created the firearm that killed them.
If anyone feels brave enough, the Winchester Mystery House can be a great place for some Halloween fun. -Aaron J. Rodgers
2. Sit back at home and watch some scary movies. Halloween is on a Wednesday. Unless you don’t have work or class the next day, the next day isn’t really a rest day.
But you also could not be into the trick or treat vibe and just want to relax in your PJs and watch TV. And why not?
Have a little Halloween spirit watching some scary movies, whether it’s by yourself or with friends. -Alex Zaia
3. Tune in to KSJS! From 6 to 8 p.m. and midnight to 2 a.m., we’ll be broadcasting Frankenstein: The Radio Play, which was performed live at the Hammer Theatre last week in the tradition of Orson Well’s The War of the Worlds! Prepare to be scared. -K-3PO
4. Get spooky with ghost tours in San Francisco. San Francisco is one of the most haunted cities in the United States, so it is the perfect place to have some spooky fun.
One of the most ghostly spots is Alcatraz Island. You take a boat out to the island and hear about some terrifying stories, and it is even more frightening if you go at night. They even have special tours specifically for Halloween.
They also offer, to those who are brave enough and can afford it, to spend one night there for $666. So not only can you tour it, but you can also sleep in a reconstructed prison cell in the Dungeon. -Emily Dunn
5. Make your friends smile with mini pumpkin grams. I’m not sure if everyone did this in elementary school or high school, but you could send a little something anonymously for certain holidays.
So for Halloween you can head to your local store and buy the teeny tiny pumpkins and either decorate them or write a little note and attach it to the stem. Either drop it off at your friend’s house or leave it on their desk if you have them in class.
It’s a really sweet and inexpensive way to put a smile on someone’s face. If you want to do more like add candy bag or things like that feel free but the baby pumpkin will make anyone happy! -Hailey Rodriguez
6. Get some good old-fashioned trick-or-treating in. No matter what anyone tells you, you’re never too old to go trick-or-treating. If not for the candy then for the decorated houses.
There are some neighborhoods that put up beautiful Halloween decorations every year and most years they do not disappoint.
I recommend driving around the wealthier areas of the Bay Area and finding those Halloween gems. -Son Pham
However you decide to spend it, on behalf of all of us at KSJS, have a safe and happy Halloween!
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