This year as October 31st rolls around why not skip the same old costume party or trick or treating around the neighborhood and head out for some serious Halloween fun? Here are a few world class Halloween destinations to consider:
This picturesque town is proud to be known as the Halloween Capital of the world. Famous as the site of the 1692 witch trials, Salem has embraced its spooky past and holds a “Haunted Happenings” celebration each October. Tour the harbor by boat, dance the night away at a costume party, explore historic sites, and say hello to a ghost or two at some famously haunted locations.
Head south of the border to celebrate the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) that focuses on remembering loved ones who have passed away. Far from a sad occasion, this is a celebration – and is held on November 2nd each year. Families gather to create alters in their homes and decorate gravesites to honor those who have died. Large community festivals are held in many parts of Mexico such as the Festival de Calaveras in Isla San Marcos and El Festival de Tradiciones de Vida y Muerte in Playa del Carmen.
Key West, Florida
Fun and debauchery are on the agenda at Fantasy Fest in Key West, Florida. The ten day event takes place around Halloween each year and includes parties (some family friendly, some not so G rated,) shows, parades, and costume contests. See some amazing costumes and soak up the sun in this island paradise!
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