Whether it’s finding your favorite fall haunt or an actual haunted house, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the top 7 spooky spots to spend Halloween—trust us, they’re a scream!
1. Savannah, Georgia
Savannah bills itself as one of the most haunted cities in America. Between the bloody battles, the murder at Mercer House and the deadly yellow fever epidemic in the 17th century, there is plenty of history in this riverside city that’ll give you the heebie jeebies. Go on a haunted pub crawl, take a scenic ghost tour by hearse or stroll through Bonaventure Cemetery.
2. Quebec City, Quebec
Canada isn’t all breathtaking vistas and maple syrup. Take a step into Quebec’s dark past of former battlegrounds and haunted hotels. Venture into tunnels near the Battle of the Plains of Abraham site, where some say the smell of gunpowder and sound of cannon shots linger in the air. Stop to photograph one of the world’s most Instagrammed hotels, the Fairmont Le Chateu Frontenac, and see if you can capture a spirit or two.
3. Salem, Massachusetts
Home to the infamous witch trials of the 1600s, Salem has become synonymous with all things bewitching, especially in October. Halloween takes over the whole month: there are haunted houses, harbor and trolley tours, and the Official Salem Witches’ Ball, as well as a large party on Halloween night. Pick your poison, grab your broom and fly on up!
4. The Great Wall of China
One of the most well-known historic sites in the world, the Great Wall of China is also the final resting place of more than 2 million workers who lost their lives building the wall. Some have heard footsteps or marching or have experienced sudden nausea and headaches while visiting. Is this the altitude or otherworldly? We’ll let you decide.
5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Eastern State Penitentiary is a creepy place on its own. In fact, visitors have reported paranormal activity since its closure in 1971. Add one of the country’s best haunted houses that includes an option to be separated from your group at any moment, and you have a recipe for a frighteningly fun time… if you dare!
6. Long Beach, California
Not to be outdone by its East Coast competitors, Long Beach hosts an experience on the Queen Mary, a former ocean liner and current hotel, where visitors make their way through 6 mazes full of ghouls and ghosts inspired by stories of spirits that haunt the ship. If you already have plans on Halloween, don’t worry, there’s enough scare to go around—this experience lasts the entire month of October and includes food, drinks and live entertainment.
7. Moscow, Russia
The Kremlin is recognizable worldwide for its colorful spires and unique architecture. But the Kremlin is also notorious for its resident ghosts. Security guards have recounted tales of seeing the spirits of Russian leaders like Stalin and Lennon, preceded by a chill in the air. There have also been reports of sightings of Ivan the Terrible near the bell tower some evenings… terrible indeed.
Even if you’re not a fan of ghouls, ghosts or goblins, these spots have amazing historical sites, delicious local food and drinks, and fun activities for all to enjoy. Click Here to see how you can check them out by land or by cruise during October or throughout the year, or give us a call at 800-709-9507!