Halloween is a special time across the world and this year we want to make sure that it will NOT be canceled!
Although traveling to these celebrations won’t be as smooth as in the past, but here it is some “eye candy” of stunning destinations worthy of visiting.
The ‘birthplace’ of Dracula has a mystery and spooky appeal in itself. Add to this the number of Gothic castles and you’re off to a great start. Dracula’s home, Bran Castle is said to be the home of Vlad the Impaler; a merciless ruler in times gone by.
In recent years the Day of the Dead has become better known. It’s a three-day celebration that starts on the 31st of October every year. Folk dancing and rowboats of torches are common sights but the best is the huge festival in Oaxaca. Just outside Acapulco, you’ll find one of the biggest parties in the world and an experience you’ll never forget.
In Ireland, the Halloween celebrations originally started as a festival to mark the end of the harvest and the start of the period when the dead were able to revisit the mortal world. It’s still one of the best destinations for the day. You can enjoy ghost houses, workshops, scary movies, fireworks, and parades. And the best part… the festival lasts for 9 days!
Sleepy Hollow, New York
This is the home of the headless horseman and a Halloween festival that lasts for the whole of October! Check out the vampires, witches, and ghosts at the Phillipsburg Manor. There is an array of special effects designed to make your blood chill.
Long Beach, California
This may not be the first place you think of when hoping to enjoy a scary Halloween but you should be! Just off Long Beach, you’ll find the ill-fated cruise liner; The Queen Mary. This is perhaps one of the most terrifying and coolest destinations in the world to celebrate Halloween and is definitely not for young children. There are haunted mazes, monsters, and costumes you’re not allowed to wear at any other time of the year. You can calm your racing heart with an excellent array of foods and beverages.
The city that needs no introduction and never sleeps is a great place to enjoy Halloween. There is a parade in Lower Manhattan and is usually attended by thousands of people; from all over the world. There are dancers, amazing costumes, and mile-long puppets. The after-dark Crypt Crawl and the ghost walk take you around to see if you find the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe.
You may not have considered visiting one of the famous theme parks in the world; Universal Studies; at Halloween. But, it makes sense! Using their vast skills and knowledge of special effects the entire park is transformed into a creepy wonderland. You will be terrified. West Hollywood also hosts one of the largest Halloween parties you’ll find anywhere in the world; with over 500,000 people!
The world-famous Dungeon in the Tower of London can give you all the boos or let you be terrified, by an interactive experience that will bring you face to face with Jack the Ripper and Sweeny Todd!
New Orleans, Louisiana
The city that loves festivals does a fantastic one for Halloween. Mix the historical art of voodoo with some truly scary destinations and you’ll have a paranormal tour like no other. The streets simply come alive with ghosts and ghouls!