Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means time to get weird. Why not stray away from the usual drunken house parties, girls in their undies and overpriced costumes? Here are 6 kickass places around the U.S. to spice up your Halloween celebration this year.
Well, duh. The spooky history, colonial atmosphere and fall foliage are reasons enough to celebrate Halloween in Salem. Check out the candlelit Witch Trial Trail and dress up for the Annual Halloween Costume Ball for the ultimate haunted holiday.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Make your Halloween night unforgettable in one of the oldest, most unique cities in the U.S. With a history swirling with voodoo worship, crypt-style cemeteries and interesting characters, it’s the perfect place to get a little strange.
Memories of the wild wild west linger in this old town, where a history if violence and gun fighting has left a legacy of death and restless spirits that thrive to this day. Check out a gunfight reenactment then visit the famous Boot Hill Cemetery – who knows, you may make some ghostly new friends.
New York City, NY
Spend Halloween in the city that never sleeps? Makes sense. There are a ton of ghoulish gimmicks and spooky spectaculars held all over the city, such as the Procession of Ghouls and visits to haunted hotels, bars and buildings.
Not only does this historic city house a plethora of haunted hangouts – such as the Antebellum Plantation and Oakland Cemetery, but its got a 15-year-old haunted attraction called Netherworld. Geared towards teens and adults, be prepared for quite the scare.
The history of this city puts a twist on the usual Halloween, with stories of The Great Fire and gangsters giving it that spooky feel. Visit the Basement of the Dead – a basement situated under an old laundry company where actors band together in creepy costumes and scare the daylights out of visitors with detailed decorations and zany visual effects.
Courtney is a full-time writer covering soccer, travel and the outdoors. You can find her scouting out hole in the wall joints for the perfect carnitas taco, jumping in the ocean under the light of a full moon or exploring the beautiful Florida wilderness and documenting her adventures in her blog, www.localtravelgal.wordpress.com.