If you’re looking to do something a little bit different this Halloween, why not book yourself a spooky Halloween trip? It can be a really fun time of the year to travel and you’ll get to see a unique side of your destination. There are a lot of great places to go for Halloween, but these 5 places stand out among the rest as really unique Halloween travel destinations.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is widely known to be a haunted place, so what better place to visit on Halloween? The city also has a reputation for Voodoo, which only adds to the spooky feeling in the city around this time of year. There are nighttime tours of “the haunted swamp” and of course, Haunted History Tours, which is considered to be one of the best ghost tours in the city. You can spend time wandering around the French Quarter and their gorgeous, famous cemeteries and see their awesome Halloween parade to complete your trip.
Salem is an awesome little town near Boston that is famous for the Salem Witch Trials. What could be better at Halloween? This is the place where 26 people were sentenced to death for being witches between February 1692 and May 1693. The town hosts tons of events during the month of October that celebrate the trials, tours of haunted spots, re-enactments of the trials and the hangings of witches, parades, and more. Make sure to visit the Salem Witch Museum while you’re there, where you can learn more about the trials and take tours of the trial sites.
Dracula’s Castle in Romania
What better place to spend Halloween than inside of Dracula’s Castle? You can actually spend a night in the famous Bran Castle, home to the infamous Vlad the Impaler, who was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. If spending a night in the castle is too much for you, there are also tours that are open to the public that you can do during the daytime and learn more about the legend of Vlad the Impaler. Plus, Romania is just a beautiful place to visit.
Sleepy Hollow, New York
You’ve most likely heard the stories of Sleepy Hollow, where the Headless Horseman rides at night. Why not step up your Halloween game and spend this Halloween in Sleepy Hollow? Visit the cemeteries, go on a nighttime lantern tour (book far in advance) and soak in the Halloween excitement in the air. Make sure to visit the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, burial place of Washington Irving. Also take some time to explore the Old Dutch Burying Ground, which is one of the oldest cemeteries in the entire United States.
Oaxaca is famous for their enormous Dia De Los Muertos festival. During this time of year, the streets of Oaxaca become an awesome Dia De Los Muertos festival where people decorate with skeletons, skulls, and flowers. People visit cemeteries to pay tribute to their departed loved ones, and there is dancing, food, and drinks. What could be better?
Have you ever traveled to any of these places at Halloween? What did you think? Do you think I should have added any other places to the list? I would love to hear about it in the comments!