Halloween is right around the corner and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this spooky holiday than by visiting these towns and cities in America.
Of course, there are tons of ways to have a creepy good time at home, but if you’re feeling adventurous this year, gather the whole family together and go on a mini trip.
Now, when you’re looking for the best Halloween destinations in America, it really helps to know what unique celebrations and festivals these places are known for.
A ghostly tour among haunted cemeteries? Check! How about walking through a dazzling display of 7,000 Jack O’Lanterns? Sounds like heaven!
Whether you’re looking for fun haunted houses to explore, scarecrow contests, or scavenger hunts, these towns, and cities in America have got you covered.
Chatham is a favorite destination for anyone looking to have a fang-tastic time in Massachusetts. With an abundance of family-friendly activities, Chatham is the perfect place to have a blast this October. There’s Pumpkin People in the Park, an event where the locals put on a fabulous display of pumpkin people at Kate Gould Park, Main Street. There’s also live music, pumpkin bowling (seriously!) a traditional pumpkin patch that’s open all through October, and the Oktoberfest festival, where you’ll get to try some delicious bratwursts and craft beer.
Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Three brand new haunted houses, one Scream Park, a few spooky ghost tours, and the electrifying Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze make Croton-on-Hudson, New York, the best place to get some hair curling action this Halloween.
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is a mind-blowing pumpkin display featuring 7,000 glowing jack o’ lanterns that were hand-carved by a team of skillful craftsmen. The Jack O’Lanterns are arranged to form all kinds of spooktacular displays, like a giant bridge and a larger-than-life sea serpent. The show also includes a sprawling synchronized light show and an immersive river display that will blow your mind.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Halloween in New Orleans is like Mardi Gras, but with all the spooky stuff you’d expect from the most intriguing cities in America.
New Orleans is brimming with Halloween events that are fun for adults and children alike. Put on a costume and try to escape the zombies at New Orleans’ yearly Zombie Run, go on a haunted tour of New Orleans’ cemeteries, or enjoy the fabulous Krewe of BOO, a Halloween parade that takes place every year in the French Quarter. There are all-night walking tours, fortune tellers, voodoo shops, haunted houses, and even an escape room if you want something more challenging. Plus there are tons of great restaurants that will be serving up all sorts of Halloween-themed treats for the whole family to enjoy, as well!
Anoka has been dubbed the “Halloween Capital of the World” and it’s easy to see why. Famous for hosting the first Halloween parade in the 1920s, today, this picturesque village is jam-packed with fun Halloween activities, events, and festivals, from a House Decorating Contest where the locals go all out, to their Find the Cow event, which delves into the history of what launched their Halloween festival. There are also scarecrow contests, floats, parades, bonfires, a children’s pumpkin carving contest, and more.
Whether you’re looking for a spooky haunted house to explore or just want to see some pumpkins, these towns and cities in the US are sure to have something in store for you this Halloween. Have fun exploring!