Whether you like to celebrate at home, quietly, or you usually go full scale decorating the house and trick or treating, Halloween is always exciting holiday. It is very entertaining for kids, but adults are enjoying it very much as well. If you like to travel to the US (or you are already there), here are some recommendation on which places are best for celebrating Halloween.
Salem, Massachusetts, has some crazy history with witch trials and which hunt, which is spooky on its own right and celebrating Halloween there gives it extra spookiness. There is also a Witch Museum, explaining history of witch trials and witch hunts, and during month of October, there is a Halloween Festival with ghost tours and trick or treating.
New Orleans, Louisiana
With its rich history and mixture of culture and influences, New Orleans is already great place to visit any time of the year, but visiting it during Halloween will add extra mystery to its already colorful environment. Children might enjoy Halloween in New Orleans very much, there is nice Louisiana Children’s Museum and also Spooktacular Family concert with fun and spooky music.
World famous for its theme parks, Orlando offers great Halloween celebrations for both children and adults. Disney World, SeaWorld and Legoland, all host Halloween parties for families with children while Universal Orlando Resort provides entertainment for adult audiences. We also recommend this year Orlando Haunted Yard, which they claim is super scary, so you can try it yourself! 🙂
Another place rich with history and unique Southern charm, Savannah is the place to be during Halloween. With its creepy cemeteries, it needs little imagination to make it spooky during this holiday time. There are several ghost walking and haunting tours for adults and Halloween hike at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, together with trick and treats activities. Adult visitors can also enjoy Boo Bash Halloween Party, which is actually a charity event.
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Already made famous by “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” horror novel by Washington Irving, this picturesque village in Hudson Valley doesn’t need much introduction to this list. Starting from late September, entire area is decorated in Jack O’ Lantern style, just to make sure everybody is aware it’s a Halloween time. Apart from decorations, there are several Halloween events going on in the neighborhoods, such as Horseman’s Hollow and Irving’s “Legend” (scary haunts, for older kids and adults) and family friendly events such as “The Legend behind the Legend”.
And of course, you can celebrate Halloween literally anywhere in the US, as this is one of the most popular holiday, especially as it is fun and enjoyable for both adults and kids.