Best Halloween Cities You Should Market To

You may have heard of cities where people go all out for St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas, but these cities make the top list for Halloween. 

October comes with Halloween, different parts of the country have different Halloween traditions. Regardless, of what people prefer we put together a guide of the top Halloween places and it’s Halloween traditions that you can market to.

Courtesy of lyndhurst.org
  1. Author: Washington Irving 
  2. Book: Headless Horseman 
  3. American Literature 
  4. Classic Haunts 
  5. Lantern Tours 
  6. Washington Irving’s Cemetery AKA Sleepy Hollow Cemetery  
  7. Great Jack O’ Lantern
  8. 300-year-old Phillipsburg Manor 
  9. Lyndhurst Castle 
  10. Spirits of the Mummy
  11. Frankenstein’s Monster 
  12. Phantom of the Opera 
  13. Old Dutch BuryingGround – one of the oldest cemeteries in the U.S. 
  14. Van Cortlandt Manor 
  15. Ghost of a Hessian trooper 
  16. Edgar Allen Poe
  17. Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities

Salem, Massachusetts

Courtesy of Jaime Campos
  1. Salem With Trails of 1962 
  2. High School History Class 
  3. 26-people put on trial and sentenced to death 
  4. Witch’s circle 
  5. Witch House Museum 
  6. Judge Jonathan Corwin Home 
  7. New England town 
  8. Count Orlock’s Nightmare Gallery 
  9. The Festival of the Dead
  10. The Offical Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball 
  11. Victorian Mourning Clothes 
  12. Elvira
  13. Mistress of the Dark

New Orleans, Louisiana

Courtesy of New Orleans Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
  1. Krewe of Boo Paraded 
  2. French Quarter 
  3. Downtown New Orleans 
  4. 3D Halloween floats 
  5. Voodoo Witcraft Festival 
  6. Endless Night Vampire Ball 
  7. Eerie Manchac Swamp 
  8. America’s Most Haunted City 
  9. “Cities of the Dead”
  10. Marie Laveau 
  11. Royal Street 
  12. Madame Delphine LaLaurie

Chatham, MA

  1. Kate Gould Park 
  2. Pumpkins 
  3. Edvard Munch’s painting – The Scream 
  4. Oktoberfest 
  5. Pumpkin Bowling 
  6. Apple Bobbing
  7. Chatham’s B&Bs

St. Helens, OR

  1. Halloweentown 
  2. Halloween Wonderland 
  3. Debbie Reyolds 
  4. Giant Pumpkin 
  5. Kalabar 
  6. Marnie Cromwell (Kimberly J. Brown)
  7. The Mystery Manor Kids Haunted House 
  8. The Walk to the Underworld – giant rocks, sea creatures

Estes Park, CO

Courtesy of Stanley Hotel/Facebook
  1. Historic Stanley Hotel
  2. Stephen King – The Shinning Novel 
  3. Shinning Ball 
  4. Murder Mystery Dinner 
  5. Jack Nicholson
  6. Elkhorn Ave. (main street)
  7. Zombie Crawl 
  8. Halloween Dodgeball Tournament 
  9. Trail Ridge, Ute Trail (9000 BCE)
  10. Game Drive Walls & Camps (3500 BCE)

Franklin, Tennessee

  1. Grave Matters: Stories Behind the Stones or the ghosts
  2. Ghosts of the Battlefield tour
  3. 1858 Lotz House 
  4. Pumpkinfest 

Romeo, Michigan

Courtesy of Matt Durr | mattdurr@mlive.com
  1. Tillson Street
  2. Historic Village dating back to 1800s
  3. Terror on Tillson Street
  4. about 32 houses put on scary displays
  5. Bulldog Security
  6. 60,000 + candy Halloween handouts
  7. Fundraising

Charleston, South Carolina

  1. Visit Old Mansions
  2.  The Old City Jail Tour 
  3. Noteworthy Criminals (1802-1939)
  4. Pirates
  5. Civil War Prisoners
  6. The Charleston Woodlands 

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