Are you bored of the same Halloween happenings in your neighborhood year after year? Well, you might want to change it up this year by celebrating this spooky occasion somewhere else. Enjoy a spooky getaway in one of the best Halloween destinations in the US. Read on to know which cities and towns have made it to the list.
From haunted houses to spooky soirees, Philadelphia has the best of both worlds. If you are a serious thrill-seeker you’ll surely have a genuine frightening experience at Terror Behind the Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary, an abandoned prison, Pennhurst Asylum an abandoned hospital and The Bates Motel, which is one of America’s scariest haunts.
If you are traveling with your kids, then you might want to skip on these Haunted Houses and opt for kid-friendly events instead. Philadelphia has an annual Harry Potter Festival that features wizadry workshops and Quidditch tournaments. You can also bring them to the Boo at the Zoo where they can go trick or treating with lions and tigers at the Philadelphia Zoo.
2. Salem, Massachusetts
If you are into witchcraft then you should not let a Halloween experience in Salem pass. Back in 1692, 19 convicted “witches” were tried and put to death in Salem and every year, the town honors this time with an annual event called the Festival of the Dead. If you loved the movie Hocus Pocus, then FYI, this was the story’s location and the movie was actually filmed there. You will surely enjoy different Haunted Happenings like the yearly Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo that runs the whole month of October and different haunted tours.
3. New Orleans
Dubbed as America’s Most Haunted City for its catastrophic history, New Orleans is definitely a must-visit if you want some spooky entertainment. When you visit, make sure that you participate in haunted guide tours and attend the Voodoo Music and Arts Festival for the ultimate haunted party experience.