Halloween time is often associated with costumes and trick or treating. But it is also a great opportunity to travel. Not only will you experience cooler temperatures and lower crowds (not to mention Fall travel deals), but you’ll also be witness to some amazing displays of fall color. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or a hauntingly spooky adventure, these 13 destinations will really get you into the Halloween spirit.
No matter where you like to travel or your budget, there is a destination on this list that will meet your needs. Both theme park enthusiasts and history buffs can appreciate the season in their own way. The first half of this list is dedicated to festivities the whole family can enjoy together. The second half is for those travelers who want a little (or big) scare along with their pumpkins and candy. Those destinations are recommended for families traveling with teens or a getaway for Mom and Dad.
Family Halloween Travel
From elaborate pumpkin displays in the land of Icabod Crane to trick or treating in a theme park to a spook-tacular experience on the high seas, these destinations offer Halloween fun for the whole family.
Sleepy Hollow Country, Hudson Valley, NY
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Walt Disney World
Halloween Time at Disneyland
Disney Cruise Line, Halloween on the High Seas
Hersheypark in the Dark
Brick Or Treat, Legoland Florida
Haunted Halloween Travel
Explore the town of real life witches in Salem, ride a ghost train in West Virginia or channel your inner Ghostbuster at the most haunted places in New York City. These destinations are not for the faint of heart (or the little ones). Some of these places are the most haunted destinations in the United States. Be prepared for a good scare!
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Waverly Hills, Louisville, Kentucky
New Orleans, Louisiana
Ghost Train, West Virginia
New York City
Where are your favorite places to celebrate Halloween? Have you been to any of these? Let us know in the comments.