Gone are the days when people used to spend Halloween in the country itself, yeah if we know there are still some people who do that. But the ones who are willing to go out on a trip this Halloween should definitely be planning to somewhere they can experience the thrill of Halloween. Halloween is celebrated across the world. Each country has its way of celebrating the day.
Halloween is all about spooky things, from decorations to outfits, then why should travel be regular. This Halloween travel to the mysterious destinations to make your Halloween more than just trick-or-treating, or Jack-o-lanterns’.
We have rounded up a few horrifying Places to go for Halloween. This list contains the sites from Halloween origin city, to the country where best Halloween parties are held, to the Vampire city, and, many more. Read about the eight spookily excellent places to visit for experiencing Halloween at its best. Carry a camera and keep some Photography Tips in mind while capturing this beauty.
Pack your Halloween costumes, and get ready to take a virtual tour to a few of the Best Places to go for Halloween. Here you will find many magical mazes, fancy Jack-o-lanterns, haunted houses, and more that will satisfy your uncanny instincts.
This is the city from where Halloween was originated. Halloween was popularly known as Samhain in old times and Ireland; it is still addressed as Samhain. The Samhain is celebrated at the end of the harvesting season and the start of the dark half year. You can imagine the authenticity of Halloween will be there. The Derry city of Ireland is the major attraction during the time.
It organizes the ‘Return of Ancient Festivals’ which lasts for nine days. During these nine days, you can experience ghost tours, workshops, horror movies, visit haunted houses, and a fantastic display of fireworks. Over and all, this is the place where you can experience the unforgettable Halloween vibe. The celebration over there has the authentic vibe of Halloween as it is the origin city, and all these make it one of the Best Cities for Halloween.
While it’s Halloween for everyone, in Mexico it is the ‘Day of the Dead’, and let us clear that both are different. Halloween is full of ghostly appearance, carved out pumpkins, trick-or-treaters, etc. but Day of the Dead is celebrated in the memories of a departed dear one. It is believed that spirits of the loved one return to earth during these three days to spend time with their family and friends. There is an animated movie Coco inspired by the Day of the Dead holiday.
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Every town and city of Mexico has its way of celebrating this festival. But if you want to feel the real essence of this festival then visit Oaxaca. The streets of the city are decorated with flowers, skulls, and skeletons. Don’t forget to visit Museo Del Palacio to witness the ritual altars and a giant sand tapestry commemorating the loved ones who left the world. This is celebrated for a total of three days, and during these three days, you will find people dancing and enjoying.
London is no small city. So it is apparent that they were will be ample destinations where you can spend Halloween. But the most haunted giving vibe place is the London Dungeon. If you are in search of some real ghostly experience, then you should definitely head to the Dungeon.
The London Dungeon is famous for giving people the scariest panic attack since 1976. It will bring you in face-to-face contact with notorious villains like Jack, the Ripper, and Sweeney Todd. Here actors will lead you to 14 shows and three hair-raising rides that will make you scream your throat out.
This dungeon takes you to the dark past of London. Other than this you can go for the London Bridge experience and tombs for the bone-chilling. Or you can take part in a ghost hunt in Olde London. If you can’t handle horrific conditions, then you can simply visit one of the ghost walks that happens throughout the city.
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One of the largest Halloween parties in the world is organized here in California. There are two places where you can enjoy Halloween parties. First, we will tell you about the creepy one. Universal Studios in Hollywood transforms itself into the wonderland of horror. Here you will find everything from scary scare zones, rides, interactive mazes, to the unique effect of horror movies. This theme park will make you believe that there is a dark side to every park, where ghosts and witches live.
The second one is one of the largest public Halloween parties in the world where around 500,000 people are on the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard for the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. People enjoy Halloween, eating, drinking, and dancing all night long.
And if you are daring enough, then visit the Queen Mary ocean liner. And if you make it for there on the 1st of October, then you will have an entire month to experience the rides, monsters, different types of mazes and 200 different ghosts.
The birth city of Draculas -Transylvania is also the best place to visit during Halloween. The Bran Castle in Romania is thought to be the inspiration of Bram Stoker’s depiction of count Dracula’s castle. Though no one knows whether Dracula truly lived there or not.
Many Halloween themed tours are carried out in Romania during Halloween. You can join one of the theme-tour that includes Romanian folk music, cuisine, and live shows at Bran Castle that will introduce you to the culture of Romania.
Salem does time travel in October. It goes back to 1692 (probably 300 years ago) when witches did the trial in the country. You can expect the witch trial reenactments, a guided tour to the witch trial locations, magic shows, haunted houses, etc. All these together provide a spooky appearance to the city.
When in Salem, don’t forget to visit the Salem Witch House Museum and Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery to know more about the witch trial. You can also dance all night long at Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball.
Here in New Orleans, after Mardi Gras, the second festival that is celebrated at the grand level is Halloween. The country’s reputation for voodoo is not the only one. It is also famous for haunted places and paranormal activities in the city. The combination of both will give you the creepiest experience for Halloween.
There are many options available to celebrate Halloween in this city. From Halloween parade to Voodoo Music and art experiences. You can also visit the New Orlean’s famous above-ground cemeteries or take a stroll at the Frenchman Street. On the street, you will find many Halloween parties going on!… you can get involved in the one if you want. You will see various types of Halloween costumes from spookiest to the funniest. If you miss out on the Mardi Gras festival in New Orlean, go for Halloween you will get an idea about the enjoyment you can have in this beautiful city.
When on an expedition this Halloween visit the above-listed places for the best ghost experience. For more information on travel, visit Travelila.