On Halloween, people dress up in freaky costumes, do the trick or treat, watch horror movies, but some really get in action and live the horror for real, in a spooky town. It is more thrilling, isn’t it ? Here are some destination that will do it !
1. Salem, Massachusetts, USA
When we think about Halloween, we think about witches, and when we think about witches, we think Salem! The agenda is really spooky: visiting the Salem Witch House Museum and Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery, dancing at the Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball, going on a guided tour of witch trial locations, magic shows, seances, parades and fireworks. You can even attend witch’s circles.
2. Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA
What is scarier than the legend of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman? It is a Halloween classic! You can visit the 300-year-old Phillipsburg Manor, the Lyndhurst Mansion, the Van Cortlandt Manor, the Old Dutch Burying Ground and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where Washington Irving.
3. Amityville, New York
Why in the hell would you experience demonic possession? Maybe you are just curious about how the Amityville tragedy happened! If you do, you can visit the ‘haunted’ Dutch colonial house of 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville. Anyway, you may be disappointed, there are people living in the house and you may bother!
4. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Getting to know the Voodoo world may also interest you for Halloween. New Orleans is surely the spookiest city during Halloween and it is also the most haunted city in the United States. It is The place to celebrate Halloween with its world-famous above ground cemeteries. The annual Halloween parade is the best ever!
5. Oaxaca, Mexico
Outside the U.S., the first place to go to is maybe Oaxaca, where people celebrate Día de Los Muertos or “Day of the Dead,” which was made famous by the 2017 animated feature Coco. It is about the same as in the movie, Oaxaca street lights up all night with costume parties, dancing, drinking, and visits to cemeteries.
6. The Bermuda Triangle
If you associate Halloween to mysteries, then you can go to the bermuda Triangle. A plane with 25 passengers and 6 crew completely disappeared inside this triangular area in 1948. Many another planes also vanished! You can associate the trip with a stay in Miami or in the Caribbean.
7. Brașov, Transylvania, Romania
Have you ever dressed up as Dracula for Halloween? Are you a fan? Now you can visit the Bran Castle, the home of Vlad the Impaler, where everything started! There are indeed guided tours, making you discover Halloween-themed events and attractions focused on Romanian culture.
8. Amsterdam, Netherlands
People really know how to celebrate Halloween in Amsterdam! What is your preference? Scary movie marathons, ghost tours or costume parties? The Monster Ball is the leading one. And Amsterdam would not be Amsterdam without a fetish-themed Obscene Halloween party. Yes, it exists! For adults only!
9. London, England
England also has many famous names associated with Halloween such as Jack The Reaper and Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Live the London Bridge Experience and Tombs and a midnight ghost hunt in Olde London.
10. Derry, Ireland
Last but not least, Derry is where it all began! Did you know than origins of Halloween lie in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain? This event marks the end of the harvest and bringing on the dark half of the year. The Return of the Ancients Festival lasts 9 days! All things spooky are celebrated!