- 12th annual “Saints and Sinners Tour”, Fort Worth, Texas: From October 27-29, the North Fort Worth Historical Society will treat guests to the 12th annual Saints and Sinner’s Tour. Actors dressed in period clothing will lead guests on walking and twilight tours to headstones of Fort Worth’s past “saints and sinners” throughout Oakwood Cemetery.
- The Haunted Holy City in Charleston, North Carolina: Charleston’s HarbourView Inn, the city’s only hotel located on the waterfront in the historic district, features the two-night Charleston Harbor & Hauntings Package offering guests a haunted Charleston experience with captivating tales of notorious ghosts and a tour of a ghoulish Revolutionary War era dungeon.
- Haunted History in the Finger Lakes, Michigan: This fall travelers can experience a haunted piece of history by spending the night along New York’s Haunted History Trail at The Historic Naples Hotel where six friendly spirits are rumored to reside. Located in the Finger Lakes region guests will experience paranormal activity firsthand, as they learn the ghosts’ stories over a family-style dinner before adventuring on a guided ghost tour. Family style dinner and guided tours are available each Wednesday for $35 per person. Dates: Year-round
- 11th Annual Ghost Walk in Chemung County, New York: On October 23rd and 24th, Travelers are invited to congregate at Woodlawn Cemetery in Mark Twain Country for the 10th Annual Ghost Walk – two-day series of lantern-lit strolls and history. Visitors get to meet historic residents of Woodlawn Cemetery portrayed by the actors of Elmira Little Theatre.
- Haunt in Fort Worth, Texas: From now until November 26th, haunted house lovers will be treated to a spooky exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Thirteen themed haunted houses from across America make up the 40+ images in photographer Misty Keasler’s display. In addition to the photographs, the exhibition includes a separate series of 15 portraits of haunted house actors in monster costumes. With art meeting horror, guests better come prepared to be spooked.
- Thriller Event in Lexington, Kentucky: Prepping for its 16th year, Lexington, Kentucky features an annual “Thriller” Halloween event, featuring thousands of local residents and guests turned would-be zombies for the re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video performed “flash mob” style in the streets. The day-long celebration features a bazaar-style marketplace with a dance showcase and costume parade, concluding with “Thriller” that evening. Several downtown businesses feature a “zombie lounge” with food and drink specials, and Halloween Express also partners with the event, providing day-of zombie make-up tutorials and discounts.
- Krewe of Boo in New Orleans, Louisiana: The Krewe of Boo is the official New Orleans Halloween parade since its inception in 2007, and features 3-D papier mâché and fiberglass props that mimic all of Halloween’s spooky creatures to frighten and excite the crowds. Travelers can enjoy close proximity to the parade and holiday revelry at Hilton New Orleans Riverside, sip on themed cocktails and get insider tips from the hotel’s resident Spookmaster concierge.
- The Halloween Gathering in Chicago, Illinois: On October 22, Chicago’s “Halloween Gathering” features a parade filled with large-scale spectacle, tarot card readings, acrobatics, music and DJ dance party along the Chicago Cultural Mile in the downtown Loop. Located directly across from Hilton Chicago, Millennium Park and Grant Park come alive with performances during the daytime festival from 2-5pm, as well as face painting, mask making workshops, ghost stories and interactive activities for all ages.
- Boo at the Zoo in Fort Worth, Texas: Carve out the last week of October to explore Fort Worth Zoo with your young ghouls and goblins at the annual Boo at the Zoo celebration. Free with park admission, families will be treated to candy stations, carnival games, animal shows, a dance party, and more! Kids are encouraged to wear a costume and enjoy an unforgettable day at the zoo.
- Trick or Tea in New Orleans, Louisiana: Being located in one of the most haunted cities in the country and just steps away from the French Quarter, Windsor Court in New Orleans celebrates the spooky holiday with a Halloween-themed, “Creepy Crawler Tea” at Le Salon. With daily seatings at 2 pm, Le Salon will serve Halloween-inspired treats and teas such as Pumpkin Spiced Chai and Cranberry Blood Orange Tea while Audubon Insectarium experts discuss the creepy crawlers displayed in terrariums on each table as entertainment for kids. Costumes for this event are encouraged.
- Dia de los Muertos in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic: To celebrate Halloween, AlSol Luxury Village is taking inspiration from Mexico with an all-ages Day of the Dead celebration on October 31. Complete with food, activities and plenty of imbibing, the festivities will take place in the all-inclusive resort’s outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Dominican Republic’s Marina Cap Cana.
· Masks & Mayhem in West Palm Beach, FL: Hilton West Palm Beach will host Masks & Mayhem, a Phantom of the Opera-themed ball, celebrating dance, delicacies and disguise. Chef Miguel Santiago will prepare an extravagant menu of hors devours complimenting the flavors of South Florida in autumn. If you dare, sample the signature cocktails of the evening, including the Poison Apple, a mix of Vanilla Vodka, Cointreau, sour apple, lemon and champagne with smoking dry ice. Adam Lipson, the hotel’s “Vegan DJ” will complement the evening with classic tunes and local favorites. Overnight packages available.
· Just Wicked in Grand Rapids, Michigan: The JW Marriott Grand Rapids to host a spooky dance party, rocking to the haunting beats of DJ Composition on October 27th. Door prizes and costume contest will have over $2,000 in great prizes to give away. Costume contest top five finalists will be determined by audience applause. Dance the night away at this Halloween-themed party with prices starting at $10. Overnight packages are available.