Best Places to Travel for Halloween Weekend in the USA


Halloween weekend in the United States is celebrated in numerous different ways by children, adults, families, and friends. During Halloween, children enjoy trick-or-treating, young adults attend parties and visit haunted attractions, families carve pumpkins and decorate the house, and everyone plays those not-so-scary pranks.

You can change up this year’s Halloween by traveling to the best Halloween celebrations throughout the USA. Check out our favorite Halloween destinations below!

New Orleans, Louisiana


New Orleans is often considered one of the spookiest cities in America as the state is filled with haunted-theme hotels and concerts. The city also offers a ghost tour in the historic French Quarter along with a children’s museum filled with fun games. The official “Krewe of Boo” parade is also held in this city during the Halloween season and many tourists come out to see the event every year.

Salem, Massachusetts


Salem is the city that is world-famous for their 1692 Salem witch trials. During the period, nearly 200 women and men were found guilty of practicing witchcraft and 20 were executed. The Salem Witch Museum explains the history of the occurrence and helps visitors understand why and how the skepticism of witchcraft was developed.

All throughout the month of October, Salem Haunted Happenings hosts a Halloween festival, ghost tours, trick-or-treating tours, and more that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Sleepy Hollow, New York


Along with the world-famous Halloween Day Parade, New York state is also known for its spooky city, Sleepy Hollow. The most famous scary haunts for older kids and adults include the Horseman’s Hollow and Irving’s Legend. For younger children, there are more activities such as the Ghoul’s House of Curiosities and “The Legend Behind the Legend” at the home of Washington Irving.

This city also celebrates its most famous tale of the Jack O’ Lantern with immense pride. Each year, they hold the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze which is a bright holiday lights display filled with pumpkins, hay rides, and lanterns.

Chattanooga, Tennessee


Chattanooga is home to the Ruby Falls Cavern which is one of the top Halloween attractions in the country with “Dread Hollow,” a haunted village built in the caves.

Families looking for more adventure and treats can go to Lake Winnipesauke. There, you can find a wide range of Halloween attractions including the Halloween Eerie Express, Boo in the Zoo at Chattanooga Zoo, and a “Booze” cruise on the Chattanooga River.

Orlando, Florida


Orlando has fun and festive activities for all! Theme parks of Orlando don costumes and elaborate decorations for a variety of holiday events. SeaWorld Orlando, Legoland Florida and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom all host family-friendly Halloween parties where the youngest visitors can collect a plethora of treats, while Universal Orlando Resort offers more thrilling diversions for older visitors.

Wherever your Halloween travels take you this year, make sure to download the mobile app for useful travel features including the U.S. pharmacy locator and the pre-trip information tool. Remember that in case of a travel emergency, you can use the Tap for Help button on the app’s homepage to connect with our 24/7 Operations Center.
Posted: 10/12/2018 1:00:00 PM