Travel to a Halloween Festival
Get Scared at a Haunted House or Horror Hayride
Go on a Ghost Tour
Cameras sometimes catch things that the human eye doesn’t, so if you’re looking for last-minute trip ideas to Halloween adventures, a ghost tour can be a great pick for those who are looking for a fright. If you wait until the next day to check through your pictures, you may just run into something you didn’t know was there. Unlike the haunted hotels, some ghost tours are kid-friendly. One such haunt is the French Quartour Kid-Friendly New Orleans Tour and Ghost Hunt; it’s marketed for kids between five and 10 years old and is located in the Big Easy. You’ll get to search for lost pirates and ghosts using high-tech detectors and other equipment. Just make sure you stay hydrated and wear sturdy shoes in case you need to run, and don’t forget to take lots of pictures!
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Stay in a Haunted Hotel
If you’re staying in a haunted hotel, you’re in for a real spooky treat. For example, once a prominent ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary is now docked permanently in Long Beach, California. Guests have most consistently reported a hot spot in room B340, one passenger passed on in there in the very late 1940s. Another that often makes the top of the most haunted hotels list is the Stanley in Colorado. It’s said to have inspired Stephen King’s novel, The Shining. Although you won’t find any creepy twin girls, they say that the spirits of Stanley’s first owner, Oscar Stanley, and his wife reportedly roam the halls.
Visit a Famous Cemetery
You can tour a good cemetery at just about any time of the year. Picnics and strolls in cemeteries used to be popular activities during the Victorian era. However, cemetery tours correlate with the spirit of Halloween. If you’re a celebrity enthusiast or a history buff, the Woodlawn Cemetery in New York is ripe with both. Many celebrities, including Duke Ellington, are buried there, and old-time feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s ashes are interred there. Some of the most beautiful and haunting cemeteries considered are those that are lined with trees and mausoleums, like the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia. It’s home to one of the former governors of the state, Josiah Tattnall. Even more famously, it’s home to six-year-old Gracie Watson and her life-sized statue. John Muir reportedly spent six nights there while still alive, saying that it was cheaper than a hotel.
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