Best Places To Go For Halloween

Best Places To Go For Halloween
Best Halloween Destinations
Wondering where to go and what to do in Halloween besides trick or treating?

Haunted Houses & Places

Haunted places are without a doubt some of the best places to go for Halloween in the US, and with hundreds of haunted places and houses to be found you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Some of the best haunted places to visit for real scares and fun frights with the family are as follows:

The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado is probably one of the most popular haunted places in the United States as the hotel inspired Stephen King’s novel and movie –The Shining.
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Besides inspiring the movie, the Stanley Hotel is a good place to get acquainted with ghosts. There have been hundreds of reports by people who experienced some kind of paranormal activity while staying at the hotel, particularly the 4th floor of the hotel, which is said to be the most haunted.

Colonial Williamsburg

If you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween destinations, Colonial Williamsburg Virginia is perhaps one of the best places to go for Halloween with the family.
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There are lots of fun Halloween activities and events, as well as haunted houses that you can visit in Colonial Williamsburg such as the Peyton Randolph House, and Ludwell-Paradise House where it's said you can still hear the sounds of her former owner having a bath. Colonial Williamsburg also offers Halloween events for families such as “Spooks & Spectres” in late October, which is a fun candlelight walking tour through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg.

Alcatraz Prison

The infamous prison of Alcatraz is definitely one of the most popular destinations in Halloween in the country as the the Alcatraz Prison was immortalized in the movie “Escape from Alcatraz” starring Clint Eastwood.

Alcatraz isn’t just one of the most popular tourist attractions in the US west coast, but it’s also one of the best places to go for Halloween for spooky time. The best thing about a tour of Alcatraz is that you’re allowed to wander freely through the same prison halls Al Capone walked himself!

Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose California is probably one of the best places to go for Halloween for a fun evening haunt with the family.
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The Winchester Mystery House boasts dozens of rooms and endless hallways though it isn’t as creepy as other haunted places, which is a good thing for families with small kids. You could easily get lost in this huge house seeing the lovely period decorations, though you get a tour guide throughout the entire tour chiming in interesting facts.

West Virginia State Penitentiary

If you’re into everything paranormal, the West Virginia State Pen has to be one of the best places to go for Halloween for a good scare with friends!
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You can tour the West Virginia State Penitentiary anytime of the year, though during Halloween the operators offer a Halloween special called “Dungeon of Horrors” which is in the penitentiary’s basement where most of the paranormal activity such as ghost and shadows is at its highest.

Battleship North Carolina

Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington NC is no doubt, one of the most historic places to visit in North Carolina and a dream attraction for history buffs wanting to learn about how life aboard a warship must’ve been like back then.

Throughout the month of October, Battleship North Carolina is one of the best haunted places you can visit with kids as it boasts cool Halloween events such as “trick or treat” onboard the ship during the Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash, and Ghost Ship which is a cool family event where the whole family can enjoy fun scares.

Theme Parks & Amusement Parks

If you’re looking for variety of Halloween events and activities to see and do, theme parks are without a doubt some of the best places to go for Halloween. Virtually almost every theme park and amusement park operator in the country hosts a Halloween special during the day and at night such as the popular “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Orlando.

Halloween Horror Nights
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Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is one of the most popular Halloween parties in the states, especially popular amongst fans of horror movies. There are lots of scare zones and haunted houses where you can enjoy a fright of your life with your buddies and girlies!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

There are also Halloween parties for families such as “Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party” at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, which is a great for kids of all ages.

Fright Fests

Six Flags theme parks probably boast one of the best Halloween fright fests in the theme park world. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest is probably one of the best Fright Fests out there because of many haunted mazes such as Willoughby's Haunted Mansion, which boasts very realistic monsters and cool special effects.

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