It’s no secret that the US has some of the spookiest cities in the world, so why not get into the Halloween spirit by visiting them and experiencing their haunts firsthand? Whether it’s a road trip to one of the most outrageous haunted houses or a quick weekend getaway to a town that’s known for psychic readings and tarot cards, you can’t go wrong with a chill-inducing trip this Fall. From graveyards to paranormal hot spots, we’ve rounded up the ultimate Halloween travel bucket list, so pack your witch’s hat and manifest good vibes.
1. Sleepy Hollow, NY
Sleepy Hollow is considered by some to be one of the most haunted town in America. It has become known as a Halloween town thanks to Washington Irving’s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the author himself being buried in the hilltop cemetery.
2. West Hollywood, CA
Leave trick-or-treating in the ‘burbs for the 32nd annual adults-only Halloween Carnaval in West Hollywood, Los Angeles’s hub for LGBTQ+ nightlife. Halloween Carnaval is one of the most anticipated nights of the year, packed with DJs, dancing, and debauchery. Show up in a killer costume and enjoy bites from local vendors.
3. Philadelphia, PA
In Philadelphia is Terror Behind the Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary, a massive haunted house inside a real prison. Terror Behind the Walls consists of six haunted attractions that will leave you feeling eerie. Oh, and Al Capone’s old jail cell is there and kept intact.