The most terrifying vacation of the year is just around the corner, and that means it's time to inspire your inner ghoul. Lucky for Halloween enthusiasts and adventurous families looking for real thrills, chills and spills on Halloween day.Here, you can find satisfying travel in these 6 ghost and affordable destinations, and these services won't bankrupt you.
Creep It Real in Salem, Massachusetts
Do you believe in witchcraft? After visiting Salem, you may change your mind! From haunted houses to spooky shops, Witch Capital USA is one of The most popular Halloween destinations in New England, with a variety of family entertainment.
Given its real-life history of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the town hosts a lively series of celebrations suitable for visiting families and friendly ghouls.Visit the Salem Witch Museum to learn about the infamous witch trials and life at the time.Don't forget to pack your Halloween costumes, attend local costume competitions, attend grand festivals, parades, watch witch parties, and explore 3D haunted houses.
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Stroll Through Sleepy Hollow, New York
Have you heard of Washington Irving's short story the Tale of The Hollow?Well, this is where it happens! Plan your own weird stories by exploring the corners of the sleeping hollow cemetery under a lantern guided by a guide.Share an evening with headless horsemen, haunting vampires and creepy floors at 300-year-old Philipsburg Manor, or capture family photos with more than 7,000 hand-carved pumpkins at the Great Jack O 'Lantern Blaze.In addition to getting major pumpkin inspiration for your own pumpkin lantern creations, warm up with a warm glass of cider and other seasonal delicacies from the Hudson Valley area.
Wander Around Williamsburg, Virginia
Go to Williamsburg if you dare. Every evening, as the sun sets, Williamsburg has a long history to share with visitors. With origins dating back to the early 1600s, explore the age of ghosts in colonial times and this Halloween season worth screaming about.
Sign up for an hour-long guided hike through colonial Williamsburg (with regular reports of paranormal activity), or visit Family Freights in Jamestown Settlement for a spooky hike in the reconstructed 1600s fort.For true stories that are sure to bring you chicken skin UMP, gather your family for ghost walks and listen to stories from local residents. Take a break during the annual DoG Street Haunted House tour of the area in a spooky horse-drawn carriage.
Parade Around Anoka, Minnesota
Home to the Halloween Parade, Anoka has been known as the "Halloween Capital of the World" since 1920.With a long history of ghoul parties and seasonal celebrations, you can pick out the community's spooky calendar of events for the whole family to enjoy.Here are some popular activities for ghouls and goblins of all ages:
- Drive your Dollar rental car through town and admire Halloween lights and decorations
- Visit the Spooktacular Carnival with delicious food, weird musical beats and spooky crafts
- March in grand parades with other ghosts, ghouls, and goblins
Spooktacular Events in Orlando, Florida
If you prefer a family-friendly Halloween destination filled with joy rather than fear, Orlando is a top travel destination. As early as August, many local theme parks have begun Halloween celebrations that include a lively parade of children, dancing parties and bizarre displays of decorations.Talk about making the most of Halloween season!
Haunted Sights in New Orleans, Louisiana
Full of inauspicious things and Voodoo, New Orleans turns south during the traditional Halloween celebration.Visit one of the city's oldest and most famous cemeteries, St. Louis Cemetery 1, and stay in touch with the spirits of the past and the haunting Voodoo priests. It was the final resting place of Marie Laveau, queen of Voodoo...Can you find her grave?
For kids' favorite daytime activities, Boo at the Zoo is the Audubon Zoo's most popular Halloween bash. Ride a haunted bike, explore gentle haunted houses, and satisfy your sweet tooth with trick-or-treating. Boo's Krewe is a Marine-inspired Halloween parade held in the French Quarter featuring elaborate floats and waving werewolves.Before the parade, stop at the Kings Party on Fulton Street for a behind-the-scenes look at the last-minute costume decorations.
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