Best Places To Celebrate Halloween

For the most part, Halloween is a holiday for children to enjoy. But there’s also plenty of opportunities for adults to have fun too, as long as they’re not responsible for taking kids trick-or-treating, of course. In fact, there are cities all over the country that would be great travel destinations for All Hallows Eve. If you really want to get into Halloween, consider planning a trip to one of these places next October 31.

West Hollywood

Halloween in West Hollywood is more about fun than it is spooky things. It’s home of the West Hollywood Carnival, the greatest Halloween street party. Each year, roughly half a million people pour onto Santa Monica Boulevard to enjoy over 50 musical acts and drink specials at all the local bars. Of course, there are also costume contests, including the Queen of the Cardinal contest that’s usually given to a high-profile celebrity. From coast to coast, it’ll be hard to find a better Halloween party.

New Orleans

The Big Easy is the perfect combination of ghost town and party town, making it the ideal place to be to celebrate Halloween. The city’s history is filled with paranormal activity and voodoo mythology, making it one of the most haunted cities in the country. Naturally, there are plenty of haunted houses and ghost tours to enjoy. Combine that with the city’s second-biggest party of the year behind only Mardi Gras and you can just imagine the fun that awaits you if you head to New Orleans for Halloween.


You may not find raucous parties in Salem, Massachusetts, but it’s essentially the birthplace of Halloween, so it’s a place you have to visit if you love the spirit of Halloween. Technically, the celebration lasts all October, but nothing compares to actually being there on October 31. You’ll be able to enjoy the Witches’ Halloween Ball, where there will be witch doctors, séances, and voodoo ceremonies. Simply visiting the city of Salem, taking a few tours, and learning more about the witch trials makes for a wonderful Halloween getaway.