Halloween is fast approaching, and if you’re planning on spending the holiday in one of these spooky Halloween vacation destinations, you’ll want to ensure your adventure trip fits their particular style.
From haunted houses to ghost tours, here are some of the best Halloween vacation destinations to celebrate this spooky and scary event in style:
1. New Orleans
New Orleans is a great place to celebrate Halloween, especially if you want a unique culture and atmosphere. The city has many haunted locations where one can go and get their scare on.
It’s also an excellent place to go party with friends!
Salem is the capital of Massachusetts, known as the Witch City. It was here that the infamous Salem Witch Trials took place in 1692 under the leadership of Judge Jonathan Corwin. The trials were widely publicized, with more than 200 people convicted and hanged for practicing witchcraft or being a witch.
If you want to visit a town where witches are still being persecuted today, this might be your place! In fact, there are several museums dedicated to uncovering their history:
The Museum at Old North Church (1722) – This museum houses artifacts such as paintings depicting events during those infamous trials; it also contains items related to early American culture like books about witchcraft written by Puritans during Colonial times.”
Transylvania is a region in Romania. It’s known for its castles, which are scattered throughout the area. The Dracula legend began here, and Transylvania has become one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. With all this history and culture, it’s no surprise that this place is still associated with Halloween!
You can enjoy your holiday in Transylvania as you explore these ancient buildings and learn more about their stories through tours or visits to museums dedicated to these structures. You’ll also want to ensure you’ve dressed appropriately—no one wants an eye-catching costume when trying to get into one of those castles!
4. Whitby, England
Whitby is a town in North Yorkshire, England. It’s most famous for its connection to the legendary Dracula. The city has a long history of fishing and shipbuilding, but it has some pretty cool history too! If you visit Whitby during the Halloween season (October), you can see all kinds of spooky things happening in this coastal town, like ghost tours or going on one of those haunted tours that will leave you feeling terrified (but happy).
Another exciting thing about visiting here is that Bram Stoker was born here, so he knows where everything goes down; therefore, his house can be seen during daytime hours for a good photo opportunity and nighttime too!
5. Sleepy Hollow, New York
Sleepy Hollow is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York, United States. It is named after the story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving.
Sleepy Hollow was first settled as “Dobbs Ferry” in 1685 by John Dobbs and his family. In 1709 it became officially known as “Sleepy Hollow.”
6. Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Point Pleasant, West Virginia, is the perfect Halloween vacation destination. It’s home to the Mothman, a legendary creature first sighted in 1966 and has been spotted several times since. The town also has many haunted houses where you can explore this beautiful city’s supernatural side!
If you’re looking for a good reason why you should head out there around Halloween time (and not during), then look no further than its proximity to Washington DC: only 90 minutes away from DC by car will get you there much faster than if you were flying into Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport located closer towards Baltimore Maryland area.�
And what better way to spend your time there than with other people who love being scared? If nothing else, it’ll make for some great conversation over dinner at one of our favorite restaurants: “The Spooky Mansion,” where we had such a fantastic experience last year with friends who live nearby us — they have great food too!
7. San Diego
San Diego is a great place to celebrate Halloween. It’s one of the best cities in the world to visit, and it has many fun things to do on your trip! If you’re looking for a vacation destination that will put you directly in touch with your inner devil or angel, then San Diego is definitely up your alley.
In addition to being a fantastic city with plenty of things to do while visiting (including exploring Balboa Park), San Diego also offers some pretty spooky attractions if you want something more unique than just plain ol’ haunted houses—like ghost tours through local history museums and hotels where guests have reported seeing strange occurrences such as glowing orbs floating around their rooms at night!
8. Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a one of the great Halloween vacation destinations. It offers abundant entertainment options and activities for all ages, including Halloween parties, parades, and costume contests.
The city has plenty of history that you can explore during your trip, in addition to its many attractions like Victoria Peak Observatory, Kowloon Walled City Park & Museum, or Aberdeen Street Pedestrian Walkway by night.
If you’re looking for the best place to celebrate Halloween, look no further than New Orleans. This city is known for its rich history and culture and is home to many of America’s most famous haunted houses.
You can also find some fantastic restaurants that will make your trip memorable, including Brennan’s Restaurant & Bar or Commander’s Palace, where they serve classic Creole cuisines like jambalaya and Po Boys!
Try Mandina’s Restaurant or Galatoire’s if you prefer something more refined.
Salem is another excellent choice if you want to experience everything spooky without leaving home—and it doesn’t get much closer than here! Plenty of shops will sell witch costumes and other Halloween items, such as masks made from straws (no joke!).
The town has tons of haunted tours available through several companies—but why not just hop on board one?
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of spooky Halloween vacation destinations. We know it can be tricky to choose just one, but we hope that by researching all these options, you’ll find the perfect place for your next Halloween getaway!
Ferona Jose is a passionate travel writer and blogger at Travelistia. She has traveled throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Her writing focuses on cheap travel destinations, travel experiences, cultural insights, and travel hacks.