Thursday, February 28, 2019
Halloween is loved by everyone. There are many places in the United States which celebrate Halloween more than others. Here are some of the super-ghoulicious places in the country where Halloween is celebrated in a big way.
Best Halloween Celebrations — Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is situated on the north coast of Massachusetts, and is among the oldest cities in the United States. It gained popularity in 1692 for its witch trials which witnessed execution of several locals for the alleged practice of witchcraft. More than 250,000 people come to Salem every year for celebrating Halloween in a grand way. Many events take place on the occasion, which includes a Grand Parade, chilling theatrical presentations, live music, haunted houses, ghost tours, costume balls, Family Film Nights on Salem Common, and the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair.
Best Halloween Parades – Anaheim, California
Halloween has cast a magical spell on the people of Anaheim since 1924. The annual a-mile-and-half-long Anaheim Halloween Parade passing through the darkened streets of the downtown with a nighttime pageant of ghosts, witches, jack-o-lanterns, and goblins has become a family favorite in Southern California.
Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade — Atlanta, Georgia
The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade in Atlanta is among the top 10 Halloween events held in the United States of America. This signature Halloween festival in the southeast is organized in Little 5 Points every year, which is a premier arts, music and business district in Atlanta. Nearly 35,000 people converge in Little 5 Points in October every year to participate in the Halloween festival and enjoy live entertainment, great food and drink, and of course, the best Halloween parade in the South.
Best Halloween Event at a Theme Park — Knott’s Scary Farm, California
The seasonal Halloween event Knott’s Halloween Haunt or Knott’s Scary Farm is held at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park in the State of California. The theme park is transformed into “160 acres of horror” during the famous Halloween event through a series of terrifying mazes, roaming monsters and “scare zones”. This is the largest Halloween event organized in a theme park in USA. It may be noted that the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park is spread in an area of 160 acres, and can be visited round the year. It comprises of 8 haunted houses, a zombie shootout attraction, 5 scare zones, and 2 live shows.
Best Halloween Tours — Savannah, Georgia
Savannah is believed to be the most haunted city in the United States of America. This haunted city has been prominently featured in the “L.A. Times”, “Georgia Traveler”, “The Travel Channel”, “Scariest Places on Earth”, “Wheel of Fortune” and many more. Above all, the USA Today has listed the Savannah Ghost Tours and Bonaventure Cemetery Tours among the top 10 tours in USA. The Ghosts & Gravestones Tours is another hugely popular ghost tour organized by Old Town Trolley Tours in Savannah.
Best Halloween Town in the USA — Sleepy Hollow, New York
Sleepy Hollow is a town in New York which people visit in large numbers for the Halloween celebrations. The tale of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is taken to its darkest extremes by all those who are ready to be scared out of their mind. The Halloween festivities see the 300-year-old Philipsburg Manor being transformed into a fearsome landscape ruled by ghosts, ghouls, undead soldiers, witches and vampires — all serving the Headless Horseman himself. The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Tour also shouldn’t be missed in any case in order to make your Halloween celebrations memorable indeed.
America’s Most Famous Haunted Hotel — The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel will reminisce you of Stephen King’s “The Shining” and Jack Nicholson’s spectacular performance. You will then come to know the immense popularity of this hotel. The Stanley Hotel had in fact inspired Stephen King for the story, which was based on the Room 217 where Mr. King himself stayed. This particular room at The Stanley Hotel was a hotbed of paranormal activities for over 100 years. The paranormal activities such as things moving, reports of ghost children running through the hotel and laughing, and lights turning on and off by themselves, is undoubtedly the perfect setting for ghost tours and some of the best Halloween celebrations.
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