New Orleans calls itself the most haunted city in America, but there are plenty of other cities that have an eerie past of their own. If you are looking for a different place to spend the most spine tingling time of the year, read our recommendations of the 5 most spooktacular cities in the USA!
Take a trip to the haunted South. Savannah is known as a hub for the paranormal thanks to the spooky, devious + downright evil events that have taken place in the city. Come face to face with Civil War spirits that haunt the city or learn more about its dark history this Halloween season. Whatever you choose, Savannah has all the spooky fun you need this month!
Consider partaking in these events to get you into the spirit:
Halloween themed charity bar crawl where you can move at your own pace as you stop at a number of Savannah’s top bars, pubs and lounges! Come in costume for your chance to win a $2,000 prize!
Get ready for a night of terror at Grayson Stadium! This historic arena has been transformed into a haunted house unlike any other for Halloween!
Join your gravedigger guide aboard the "Trolley of the Doomed" for an evening excursion through Savannah's darker side. Hear tales of murder and mayhem, stories of ghosts, ghouls and other mysterious happenings.
Take a Halloween themed nighttime tour of the scenic trails of the Wormsloe Plantation! Your park ranger guide will teach you about the site’s spooky past and you might even spot a spirit beneath the oak trees and spanish moss!
Travel to the PNW for Halloween fun! Seattle makes our list for one of the spookiest cities to celebrate the holiday due to its dark + dynamic past. Enjoy the mountainous scenery as you get down with the pioneer spirits that founded the city!
Join in on these events during the month of October:
Learn + explore the real paranormal stories of haunted Seattle on this top rated tour! Party with the city’s spirits while visiting some of Seattle’s most haunted drinking establishments!
A fun, twisted, + dark adaptation of Tim Burton’s Halloween Classic, the Nightmare Before Christmas. Boasting live orchestral music, vocal performances, + video projections, this live action show has two showings: one for people 17+ and another for 21+.
Travel to the historic Hotel Sorrento + receive a professional tarot card reading in their Fireside Lounge. Explore your future of love, loss, + opportunities as you enjoy the hotel’s cozy atmosphere while sipping a cocktail!
Enjoy the yearly pumpkin bash at the zoo! Spend a day watching all of your favorite animals get in the holiday spirit with varying pumpkin feeding times throughout the day!
The United States’ capitol is riddled with secrets, assassinations, + deceit that define the spooky stories we know and love during this season. Join in on pop up bars, ghost tours, + parties to experience the city like you’ve never have before!
Check out these options when you visit D.C:
A true crime themed pop-up bar features drinks dedicated to the Black Dahlia murder, the Salem Witch Trials, + the case of Elizabeth Bathory, one of the most prolific serial killers. With creative drinks, festive decorations, + a witches’ workshop, this pop-up is a must see while in DC!
This 21+ event offers exclusive access to the National Zoo afterhours while enjoying live entertainment, local food trucks, + craft brews. Make sure to wear your best costume to be entered into the annual Halloween contest!
Two floors with two separate themes encompass this huge party: Beetlejuice on the first + Bowser’s Castle on the second. Dedicated to the best music from the 80s, this dance party is the place to be for Halloween in the city!
Experience the history of the Congressional Cemetery through a guided twilight tour. Explore the stories + mysteries of the cemetery’s permanent residents while touring the hallowed ground!
San Francisco, California
Take a trip to historic San Fran for Halloween this year. A city with hippy vibes, a care free attitude, + haunted buildings is a recipe for a perfect holiday. Dive into the eerie past of the Bay Area which may surprise you!
Our top picks for Halloween in San Fran:
Enjoy this spooky 60 minute journey through San Francisco's past from the Gold Rush to Alcatraz, mixing of 9 live actor shows, 200 years of history, + authentic storytelling with special haunts added specifically for the Halloween season!
Adjacent to the oldest building in the city, this cemetery is the final resting place for numerous First Californians, notable California pioneers, + famous San Franciscans. Fun fact: Alfred Hitchcock filmed a scene of Vertigo here!
Celebrate the holiday in one of the country’s biggest + most lively Chinatowns! Enjoy arts + crafts, games, + Halloween activities while exploring the Chinese culture of the city!
Travel to Transexual Transylvania to watch the Halloween favorite Rocky Horror live at the Victoria Theatre. Participate with the rest of the audience while dancing to the Time Warp + singing to the rest of the iconic soundtrack!
One of the country’s oldest cities delivers as a great place to celebrate Halloween. A rich history beginning before the country’s inception, Philadelphia is known to be a haunted. Travel to this East Coast city to take in the fall foliage, go on a ghost tour, + party the night away!
Our picks for Halloween festivities in Philly:
Terror Behind the Walls is a night of horror and haunts at Eastern State Penitentiary. Try not to scream as you run from zombie prisoners, deranged nurses and a whole collection of ghosts and ghouls!
Enjoy no cover charge, unbeatable drink specials and costume contests as you make your way through over 50 of the best nightlife spots in the city!
Get in the Halloween spirit at this day long fall festival offering everything from seasonal food, to live music, a hay maze, and horse and wagon rides!
This unsettling museum of medical oddities becomes even spookier at its annual Mischief Party where you’ll enjoy a themed dinner and scary surprises and a costume contest among all the guests!