October 05, 2018

Every Haunted House and Ghost Tour Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

Being in the midst of Halloween season, that means you have to spend a night or two (or many) getting spooked at some haunted houses and ghost tours. If you're a certifiable badass that doesn't get scared or says "that was lame" when you leave a haunted house, maybe this list isn't for you.

But let's be clear: when we say "every," we mean every one that's worth a visit.

But if you just wanna do spooky shit with your friends, here's the lowdown. Whether you're looking for a quick fix here in San Antonio or need a reason to take a mini road trip to Austin, Houston or even the coast, we've gathered the most popular haunted house and ghost tour options to get you in the Halloween ~spirit~.
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Victoria's Black Swan Inn
1006 Holbrook Rd, (210) 323-8424, victoriasblackswaninn.com
Though used as an event space, Victoria’s Black Swan Inn is actually considered to be in the top 10 haunted places in the country. This inn gives you a few options to explore: a paranormal investigation, ghost tour or a “slumber not party.” We won’t spoil it for you, but trust us when we say this is a haunted spot not to be missed.
Photo via Instagram / xbrujiita
Victoria's Black Swan Inn
1006 Holbrook Rd, (210) 323-8424, victoriasblackswaninn.com
Though used as an event space, Victoria’s Black Swan Inn is actually considered to be in the top 10 haunted places in the country. This inn gives you a few options to explore: a paranormal investigation, ghost tour or a “slumber not party.” We won’t spoil it for you, but trust us when we say this is a haunted spot not to be missed.
Photo via Instagram / xbrujiita
Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
204 Alamo Plaza Suite #T, (210) 638-1338, sistersgrimmghosttour.com
Getting spooky has never had so many options. Sisters Grimm lets you explore all things ghosts in a variety of ways: part of the haunted history walk, a dinner tour, or the ghost bus tour. However you decide to explore the haunted sites in SA, know that Sisters Grimm really know their stuff. They even have a gift shop!
Photo via Instagram / sistersgrimmtx
Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
204 Alamo Plaza Suite #T, (210) 638-1338, sistersgrimmghosttour.com
Getting spooky has never had so many options. Sisters Grimm lets you explore all things ghosts in a variety of ways: part of the haunted history walk, a dinner tour, or the ghost bus tour. However you decide to explore the haunted sites in SA, know that Sisters Grimm really know their stuff. They even have a gift shop!
Photo via Instagram / sistersgrimmtx
Phobia Haunted Houses
5250 S Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, (713) 526-3323, darke.com
With two decades of experience spooking, Phobia knows how to get you screaming and jumping out of your shoes. Technically eight attractions in one, you can choose whether to hit them all up or just choose with one you want. So take your pick (or have them all) from Dawn of the Machine, Mind Control, Genetic Nightmare, Clown Mania, Dark Institute and more. You can bet that this one is worth the trip. Open weekends through November 3.
Photo via Instagram / leolovingfx
Phobia Haunted Houses
5250 S Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, (713) 526-3323, darke.com
With two decades of experience spooking, Phobia knows how to get you screaming and jumping out of your shoes. Technically eight attractions in one, you can choose whether to hit them all up or just choose with one you want. So take your pick (or have them all) from Dawn of the Machine, Mind Control, Genetic Nightmare, Clown Mania, Dark Institute and more. You can bet that this one is worth the trip. Open weekends through November 3.
Photo via Instagram / leolovingfx
Paranormal Activity Ghost Tour
138 Waxwood Ln, (210) 999-1478, bestsanantonioghosttours.com
Did you know that San Antonio is hella haunted? Well if you don’t, and if you love spooky shit, be sure to grab tickets to one of these tours. “Based on fact instead of fiction,” Paranormal Activity Ghost Tour is all about ghost hunting and has been references on national shows.
Photo via Facebook / ACP ghost hunt
Paranormal Activity Ghost Tour
138 Waxwood Ln, (210) 999-1478, bestsanantonioghosttours.com
Did you know that San Antonio is hella haunted? Well if you don’t, and if you love spooky shit, be sure to grab tickets to one of these tours. “Based on fact instead of fiction,” Paranormal Activity Ghost Tour is all about ghost hunting and has been references on national shows.
Photo via Facebook / ACP ghost hunt
House of Torment
2632 Ridgepoint Dr, Austin, (512) 407-9449, houseoftorment.com
From the folks who also own San Antonio’s own 13th Floor, you can head up to Austin and experience House of Torment. The capital’s premiere haunted house is offering up mini escape games this year, while the creepy attraction has themes like Blackthorne Penitentiary, Darkest Dreams, and Trick or Treat. Just remember to calm your nerves and go bar-hopping down 6th. Open now through Saturday, November 10.
Photo via Instagram / houseoftorment
House of Torment
2632 Ridgepoint Dr, Austin, (512) 407-9449, houseoftorment.com
From the folks who also own San Antonio’s own 13th Floor, you can head up to Austin and experience House of Torment. The capital’s premiere haunted house is offering up mini escape games this year, while the creepy attraction has themes like Blackthorne Penitentiary, Darkest Dreams, and Trick or Treat. Just remember to calm your nerves and go bar-hopping down 6th. Open now through Saturday, November 10.
Photo via Instagram / houseoftorment
Houston Terror Dome Haunted House
16030 East Fwy, Channelview, (281) 864-9686, houstonterrordome.com
“Whatever you fear, you’ll find it in here.” Yeah, that sounds like a promise to have all the spooks here. On top of live scary actors, there’s also zombie dancers. Sounds creepily sexy, lol. Oh, and if you need some fun after the frights, be sure to get the combo package with the paintball gallery. Open now through November 3.
Photo via Instagram / houstonterrordome
Houston Terror Dome Haunted House
16030 East Fwy, Channelview, (281) 864-9686, houstonterrordome.com
“Whatever you fear, you’ll find it in here.” Yeah, that sounds like a promise to have all the spooks here. On top of live scary actors, there’s also zombie dancers. Sounds creepily sexy, lol. Oh, and if you need some fun after the frights, be sure to get the combo package with the paintball gallery. Open now through November 3.
Photo via Instagram / houstonterrordome
The Kingwood Asylum
1965 Northpark Dr, Kingwood, (832) 640-8367, kingwoodasylum.com
With this attraction being in the woods, you take the chance of encountering live creepiness like rats, snakes or cockroaches. But more scary will be the patients at this asylum that are just itching for you to take your medicine! Open now through November 3.
Photo via Instagram / thekingwoodasylum
The Kingwood Asylum
1965 Northpark Dr, Kingwood, (832) 640-8367, kingwoodasylum.com
With this attraction being in the woods, you take the chance of encountering live creepiness like rats, snakes or cockroaches. But more scary will be the patients at this asylum that are just itching for you to take your medicine! Open now through November 3.
Photo via Instagram / thekingwoodasylum
Creepy Hollow Haunted House
12872 Valley Vista Dr, Rosharon, (800) 357-3323, creepyhollowhauntedhouse.com
Not too far from Houston, Creepy Hollow has select dates throughout the year to remind you of what’s to come during spooky season. During October, you can stay out late (open until midnight on weekends) and get spooked into the night. There’s also a wicked escape room for you to explore, so plan now and have fun.
Photo via Instagram / https://www.instagram.com/projectvic/
Creepy Hollow Haunted House
12872 Valley Vista Dr, Rosharon, (800) 357-3323, creepyhollowhauntedhouse.com
Not too far from Houston, Creepy Hollow has select dates throughout the year to remind you of what’s to come during spooky season. During October, you can stay out late (open until midnight on weekends) and get spooked into the night. There’s also a wicked escape room for you to explore, so plan now and have fun.
Photo via Instagram / https://www.instagram.com/projectvic/
13th Floor Haunted House
1203 E Commerce St, (210) 910-6450, 13thfloorsanantonio.com
Voted the best haunted house (with the chain having locations in other U.S. cities) last year, 13th Floor is an essential if you want some frights without leaving town. This year’s themes include “The Cellar” and “Dead-end District,” so use your imagination to figure out just how you’ll get spooked here. Open now through Saturday, November 3.
Photo via Instagram / 13thfloorsa
13th Floor Haunted House
1203 E Commerce St, (210) 910-6450, 13thfloorsanantonio.com
Voted the best haunted house (with the chain having locations in other U.S. cities) last year, 13th Floor is an essential if you want some frights without leaving town. This year’s themes include “The Cellar” and “Dead-end District,” so use your imagination to figure out just how you’ll get spooked here. Open now through Saturday, November 3.
Photo via Instagram / 13thfloorsa
Bad Wolf Ghost Tours
Around San Antonio, (805) 757-0512, badwolfghosttours.com
Skip the usual tours and go to one that really appeals to you – a haunted pub crawl! If you don’t feel like getting boozy, don’t fret. Other options include the Secret Society ghost tour and the San Antonio ghost walk.
Photo via Instagram / michie.21
Bad Wolf Ghost Tours
Around San Antonio, (805) 757-0512, badwolfghosttours.com
Skip the usual tours and go to one that really appeals to you – a haunted pub crawl! If you don’t feel like getting boozy, don’t fret. Other options include the Secret Society ghost tour and the San Antonio ghost walk.
Photo via Instagram / michie.21