Top 5 Halloween Destinations in the US

Spooky season is upon us!

With 50 states, the U.S. has many options when it comes to a vacation.

During the fall, and especially for Halloween, certain places hold that particular supernatural charm.

1. Salem, MA

Home of the famed Salem Witch Trials, this small town in northeastern Massachusetts is steeped in supernatural mystery. Much like our other destinations, Salem has paranormal themed walking tours of the town, as well as museums and memorials honoring the witch trials. If you want a truly spooky place to visit this Halloween, Salem is it!

2. Covington, GA

Fan of the Vampire Diaries universe, Doctor Sleep, Halloween II, Freaky, or Friday the 13th? This Georgia town might seem familiar. Not too far from Atlanta, Covington has that small southern town charm, with a bit of theatrics. Filming location tours, buildings dating back to the Civil War, and a small town culture all contribute to the spectacular atmosphere. Enjoy a burger from the Mystic Grill, then get a good nights sleep at the Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast, also recognizable as the Lockwood Mansion from The Vampire Diaries.

3. Sleepy Hollow, NY

You may have heard of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, the place of Washington Irving’s most famous piece of literature is nestled in northeast New York. With a hauntingly beautiful cemetery and old manors, Sleepy Hollow is a beautiful Halloween destination.

4. Seattle, WA

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What may look like an ordinary city from street level, is actually a city built upon a city. After The Great Seattle Fire in 1889, the whole Seattle business district was burned to the ground, and then the new city was built elevated above the old. Bill Speidels Underground Tour takes you below the bustle of city life into the remnants of the old city now hidden from the light. As you wander above you may find yourself stepping onto what looks like transparent tiles, but that is the only hint from above of what exists below. Those tiles form skylights for the underground wanderers beneath the streets and sidewalks that some say never left since that fateful day in 1889.

5. Universal Studios, CA/FL

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Want a real scare? Visit a Universal Studios park in Orlando or Hollywood to get the fright of your life! After dark, the joyful and family friendly atmosphere fades, becoming a sinister maze of terrifying attractions. Universal Studios pulls from its most horrifying productions to bring an immersive experience like no other.

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