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Best Halloween Destinations for an RV Road Trip
Halloween is a fantastic fall celebration. Children love getting to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating. Adults can enjoy this special time of the year by searching out spooky and haunted places to visit. If you enjoy traveling in search of fun Halloween celebrations, here are a few of the best destinations throughout the country.
Anoka, Minnesota is known as the "Halloween Capitol of the World." Travelers in search of a fun Halloween destination are sure to enjoy the week of festivities that are held each year in this town during Halloween. Festivities in Anoka include hunted houses, Jack-O'-Lantern contests, a parade and much more.
Eastern State Penitentiary, PA
This historic destination is a great spooky Halloween destination. Eastern State Penitentiary opened in 1829 and closed in 1971 due to overcrowding. The penitentiary was re-opened as a tourist attraction, but it was kept in its current condition. Visitors can take guided tours or simply walk through to explore the exhibits and art installations at the penitentiary. Over Halloween there is a special nighttime ghost tour called "Terror Behind the Walls," which is a great way to enjoy the haunted destination during the Halloween season.
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas is a fun destination any time of the year. Visitors will always find plenty of attractions to enjoy. During Halloween the city is filled with costumed events and everyone comes together to celebrate the fun holiday. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of Halloween events including tours, costume events and much more.
New Orleans, LA
The city of New Orleans is a really fun destination for Halloween. Visitors will find a selection of great ghost tours, and the Voodoo Fest, Vampire Ball and events in the French Quarter are lots of fun. New Orleans is also home to St. Louis Cemetery #1, which is considered an extremely haunted site and many visitors stop at the burial place of Maria Laveau, the voodoo queen.
New York City, NY
During Halloween New York City comes alive with costume parties, Halloween themed events and much more. One of the best events is the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Thousands of people come in their most creative and unique costumes to participate in this fun event. The Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is another excellent Halloween event to enjoy in New York City.
Orlando's theme parks each offer great Halloween festivities. Universal Studios Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights is a great spooky event, with plenty of haunted houses. Visitors looking for a more family friendly experience can enjoy the fun at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Part at Walt Disney World, which has Disney characters in Halloween costumes and is great for children.
The city of Salem, Massachusetts has a notorious past, and now has a reputation for being a very haunted destination. Each year the city has a great Halloween celebration. Throughout the city there are many spooky, haunted and family friendly attractions. Visitors can attend shows that recreate a witch trail, each show is live and unique. The Salem Witch Museum, which details the history of the witch hysteria that took place in 1692. Salem has many different shows, museums, and attractions that allow visitors to experience the history and continued spookiness of the city.
Savannah is a fantastic Halloween destination for those wanting to experience some haunted places. Visitors will find many tour options for exploring hunted Savannah. There are ghost tours at night, haunted carriage tours, even haunted pub crawls. It is believed that the violence that occurred in Savannah during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars has made the city a truly haunted destination.
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Sleepy Hollow, the setting of the famous book, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and home to the legendary Headless Horseman is a great Halloween destination. Each year visitors can find a wide selection of fun events, which include parades and more. The Great Jack-O'-Lantern Blaze at Cortlandt Manor is a great way to see thousands of carved pumpkins, and the Legend of the Headless Horseman comes alive during the "Legend Weekend" Halloween celebration at Philipsburg Manor.
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO
This haunted destination inspired the novel "The Shining" by Stephen King. Visitors to this hotel can experience all sorts of haunting at this hotel. The Stanley Hotel is reported to be haunted by the first owners wife, as well as other people including former visitors and servants. Those travelers brave enough to stay can request different rooms that have histories of hauntings, and the fourth floor of the building is reported to be the most haunted part of the hotel.