5 Must-Visit Halloween Destinations in the US for a Spooky Getaway - Wanderlust Tips Magazine

5 Best Halloween destinations in the US for a spooky getaway

Halloween is coming! Probably one of the most celebrated parties after Christmas and New Year Eve, this is an occasion when cities are full of spooky decorations and costumes, thrilling ghost tours, funny festivals and events, especially grand parades and music performances. Let’s have fun by visiting one of these 5 suggested locations on Halloween this year!

Salem, MA

Halloween Festival in Salem – the “Witch City” in Massachusetts is a month-long spree of Grand Parade, the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, Family Film Nights, costume balls, ghost tours, haunted houses, live music, and chilling theatrical presentations. Salem’s connection to Halloween begins with the tragic events that unfolded during the Salem Witch Trials. You can feel the spooky vibe at every corner, from the street decorations to its popular Halloween spots such as the Witch House, the Witch Dungeon Museum, the Salem Witch Museum, and the Salem Witch Village.

Whether you come to Salem seeking history, spooks, shopping, live music, or even a vibrant food and “spirits” scene, you are sure to find your adventure this October at the Halloween Capital of the World. 

5 Must-Visit Halloween Destinations in the US for a Spooky Getaway - Wanderlust Tips Magazine
The Witch House. Salem, Massachusetts

Sleepy Hollow, NY

Sleepy Hollow, the charming little town nestled along the Hudson River, is famous for horror classics such as The Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane. Various Halloween-themed events and tours are organized here in October. Wander around the Sleepy Hollow cemetery where you find Washington Irving’s grave along with that of Andrew Carnegie and William Rockefeller, or visit the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, Philipsburg Manor. This town is not for the faint of heart. Trek on the road where rumours have it that guests may encounter ghosts, ghouls, the undead, and perhaps, even the horseman. This is always one of the frighteningly good Halloween destinations

5 Must-Visit Halloween Destinations in the US for a Spooky Getaway - Wanderlust Tips Magazine
Scary Jack O’Lantern from Sleep Hollow, New York

Savannah, GA

What is better than enjoying your Halloween in the most haunted city in the US – Savannah, isn’t it? This is one of the oldest cities in the south, making it full of spooky sites for heart-racing moments once you visit. There are a wide range of things to do – from Halloween-themed bar crawls, Haunted Houses, Trick or Treating through Savannah’s historic district – and of course, the famous Ghost Tours. Spend your night at Pirate’s House, the Gribble House, Factor’s Walk, Madison Square, the Moon’s River Brewing Company, or various events on specific dates to make the most of your Halloween experience.

5 Must-Visit Halloween Destinations in the US for a Spooky Getaway - Wanderlust Tips Magazine
A haunted-at-night house along Savannah’s historic district

Williamsburg, VA

Having a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, you may connect with history by exploring an array of original buildings, homes, shops and taverns dating from America’s earliest beginnings. In the Halloween season, this city offers Howl-O-Scream Events at Busch Garden – one of the spookiest ones at Williamsburg! With this year’s comeback after last year’s cancellation, fear awaits you at the entire theme park with haunted houses, terror tories, sinister shows, party zones and unsuspecting horrors. Guests can test their thrill threshold with seven world-class coasters at night, offering a night of screams never to be forgotten. 

5 Must-Visit Halloween Destinations in the US for a Spooky Getaway - Wanderlust Tips Magazine
Fall decorations at Colonial Williamsburg

New Orleans, LA

Halloween in New Orleans is much more than just a night for kids to go trick-or-treating, it’s a holiday of costume parties, balls, street celebrations and parades. On this occasion, thousands of people are drawn to the Quarter for devilish fun while vampires, zombies, ghosts, goblins parade down Frenchmen Street. You can start your Halloween adventure with one of many haunted tours through many spooky parts of the city such as cemeteries; drop by some Voodoo shops around the French Quarter to learn about the history behind these centuries-old spiritual practices. There are also many music and art events in this city during October, the crowd will be in costume and the Halloween spirit will be so lively!

5 Must-Visit Halloween Destinations in the US for a Spooky Getaway - Wanderlust Tips Magazine
Haunted ghost house in New Orleans during Halloween

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