October end is the month for a blood-curdling event with frightening masks and scary make-up. Most probably you’ve always repeated the same thing for Halloween. You’ve participated in passing out the candy thing, party with friends, the bar thing and several other amusements. Maybe it’s time you need a change.
When you’re eagerly waiting to take your Halloween celebration to another level, you might consider a trip to any of these thrilling and chilling destinations. Whichever one you choose, they are all unique in offering a memorable time.
Most Unique Places to Celebrate Halloween
Salem is one of the most traditionally rich and fascinating cities in America to celebrate Halloween. A city with such a dark history is found nowhere else than Salem. Out of the many tours and attractions, the impressive Witch Trial Trail is one of the most intriguing. The Costume Ball celebration is annually held at Hawthorne Hotel on Washington Square, and it is something you do not wish to miss.
Keene, New Hampshire
Since 1991, the Keene Pumpkin Festival is held each year around Halloween. The inhabitants attempt to build a major compilation of lit jack-o-lanterns in the world. They already have held the world record for three consecutive years before losing the title out to Boston. Other festivities contain food and hot cider vendors, live music, and a magnificent display of fireworks.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is an amazing place for merrymaking during most days of the year, but for distinguished holidays such as Halloween, the best places to be is definitely the Big Easy. If you’ve never been, train yourself for some off-the-wall enjoyment.
Experience a voodoo tour and admire remarkable artefacts and genuine temples where prehistoric rituals are still practiced. Appoint a guide and discover some age-old cemeteries which are packed with tombs. To admire something new, New Orleans also has abundant parades and celebrations, and of course the bars are open for business and packed to the full.
Greenwich Village, New York
Since 39 years, Greenwich Village in New York City has held innovative Halloween party and parade, and this year is no different. It’s hard to explain just how wild this party gets if you haven’t witnessed it for yourself. From crowded zombies performing the Thriller dance, to enormous spiders crawling up skyscrapers, to just about any ghastly or comical costume you can visualize, Greenwich Village lauds Halloween you do not want to miss.
For 20 years, Universal Studios has been celebrating Halloween Horror Nights. It comprises of incredible live shows and eerie haunted houses. You might run from the crowded scary mutants and monsters as you focus on various other events. Truly, it’s not for the faint hearted, and parents are advised to leave the children at home.
Speaking of children, the ideal event for them can be found at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which is a special themed event that takes place in October. It features parades, trick-or-treating and more.