On the hunt for something fun and creepy to do with friends and family? Everyone knows that San Antonio offers up some of the best attractions, restaurants, and hotels within the state…but what most people don’t know is that San Antonio is riddled with paranormal activity—you just need to know where to look.
Read on if you are interested in discovering the most haunted places to visit in San Antonio…
10 Most Insanely Haunted Places To Visit In San Antonio
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10) The Crockett Hotel
During the month of October, the hotel hosts an entertaining and spooky ghost tour of the city. They also create a haunted house located on the 13th floor of the hotel. They even serve waffles shaped like the Lone Star State.
Unlike some hotels, pets are welcome to stay at Crockett as well. According to a San Antonio legend, a man once checked into the hotel with his wife, only to murder her and kill himself with a shotgun. Now, an apparition of a woman in a bloody dress will sometimes appear in the hallways of the hotel, shrieking at anyone who is nearby.
9) Majestic Theater
Looking for fun things to do in San Antonio at night? Look no further than the Majestic. Built in 1929, this beautiful and elaborate Spanish style theater hosts Broadway productions, concerts, cabarets and memorial events for the local community.
Some natives in the area claim that the theater is haunted by an elderly gentleman who broke his neck falling from a catwalk above the stage. Today, his apparition will sometimes appear above the stage while a production is underway. Folks may scream in the audience as his apparition can be seen falling from the platform and onto the stage below.
8) Our Lady of the Lake University
There is plenty of stuff to do in San Antonio, but be sure to make time to visit the University. Founded in 1895, Our Lady was the first institution in the city to become accredited. It also has the oldest school of social work within the state.
Soak in some sun as you stroll through the beautiful campus in town. Why so haunted? Nuns who originally ran the university during the late 1800s and early 1900s are said to still live on campus.
Late at night, misty forms can be seen wandering the halls, whispering prayers under their breath. If one of the ghostly nuns believe that a student is interested in or is practicing witchcraft, the nuns are known to stand over the student each night, ensuring they don’t sleep as punishment for their transgressions.
7) Gunter Hotel
The Gunter officially became a hotel in 1909. This luxurious and historic hotel offers many modern amenities, including a bar and lounge, outdoor pool, fitness center, and complimentary access to Gold’s Gym. Despite these accommodations, there are some people who refuse to stay at Gunter.
The hotel is said to be haunted by an unidentified woman who was murdered in one of the rooms. Her apparition has been seen wandering the hotel at night, but what is most frightening is that occasionally the maids will find a room covered in blood one moment and completely normal the next.
6) La Villita Historic Arts Village
This beautiful and historic area is now considered one of the most haunted places in San Antonio. Established during the 18th Century, the neighborhood was carefully restored during the 1930s and has been considered a community gem ever since. Explore an endless array of art galleries, boutique shops and fine dining all within this little town within the city.
Those who regularly frequent the village are certain that the area is haunted by a group of children. While seemingly playful at first, the children have become known to chant the names of demons as they follow pedestrians around. One elderly woman believes she became possessed due to the ghost children’s nasty machinations.
5) Emily Morgan Hotel
If you’re on the hunt for a romantic AND spooky evening, then be sure to reserve a room at the Emily Morgan. The hotel offers a fantastic romance package, complete with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne, a horse drawn carriage ride and in room breakfast the following morning. You and your date will also like the gourmet dishes served up at Oro, the hotel’s restaurant.
Grab your significant other and walk through the hotel’s many halls at night…. chances are you may encounter the ghost of a little boy hanging out by the stairwell. Said to have died by breaking his neck, the little boy never strays far from where he died.
Use caution when approaching him, though…some guests who have looked upon his face have been rumored to attempt suicide soon after.
4) Aztec Theater
There are numerous places for fun dates in San Antonio, and the Aztec is one of them. Not only does this large concert venue put on the biggest and hottest musical shows in the area, but the building itself is considered an architectural beauty. Interested in renting the Aztec Theater out for private events?
Make sure your guests are open to ghosts…From time to time clients report seeing horrifically deformed human shapes crawling on the ceiling above the large stage of the venue.
3) Freeman Coliseum
Of all the places to visit in San Antonio, the Freeman Coliseum is one of the best, thanks to its never-ending variety. Whether you are in need of a large venue for a private, corporate event, or are looking for something fun and exciting to do, be sure to check out the weekly events at Freeman.
Not only does the space host concerts, but it also provides events such as seasonal showcases, job fairs, and organized runs, and an unintentional haunted house.
According to the rumor mill, the building was once secretly rented out for a Satanic ritual in which a baby had been sacrificed. Now, those who are sensitive to spirits have sometimes seen the baby, bloody and wriggling on the floor in the center of the venue. Those who attempt to pick the baby up receive a large burn on their arm from an unseen force.
2) King William Historic District
On the hunt for free things to do in San Antonio this weekend? Why don’t you check out the King William Historic District? What was once just simple farmland became owned by the Alamo in 1718.
Eventually the land was divided up, and houses were built during the 1840s. Today, those houses remain intact and have been beautifully repaired. This historic district is an ideal place for a long stroll amongst architectural gems.
As you walk through the neighborhood, be sure to study the upper windows of the houses…spirits with gaping holes where their mouths should be have been known to appear.
1) The Menger Hotel
The Menger is considered the oldest hotel west of the Mississippi and one of the most haunted places in San Antonio. Built in 1859, today the hotel offers up luxurious rooms, a bar, and the beloved Colonial restaurant. While some guests claim that Teddy Roosevelt haunts the Menger, other visitors have reported being attacked and choked by three ghostly women who manifested in their rooms in the middle of the night.
While nobody has died due to these attacks, many guests required extensive counseling after the harrowing experience.
Have you visited any of these places? What did you experience? Tell us in the comments below.