Halloween is just around the corner. Check out some of the spookiest places—from haunted houses to ghost towns—you can visit this month.
Stanley Hotel–Estes Park, Colorado
You might actually wonder what went bump in the night if you opt to stay at the Stanley Hotel. There have been numerous reports of apparitions and otherworldly occurrences throughout the hotel. And Stephen King famously stayed here, which inspired his novel The Shining.
Eastern State Penitentiary–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The cellblocks at Eastern State Penitentiary once held such renowned criminals as Al Capone and Willie Sutton. Throughout October, the gothic revival building is transformed into Terror Behind the Walls, a haunted house so terrifying that it will feel as if there’s no escape.
A booming mine town in the late 1800s that boasted more than 10,000 people and 65 saloons, Bodie is now best known for its preserved state as a ghost town. Stroll through this creepy shell of a settlement, filled with empty buildings and eerie silence.
Fright Fest–Across North America
From San Antonio to New Jersey, 13 of the Six Flags theme parks turn into Fright Fest every weekend during October. Ordinary roller coasters and adventures turn into chilling rides where monsters and zombies are waiting at every twist and turn.
Halloween Horror Nights–Universal Hollywood And Orlando
Just try to hold onto your tongue as you experience real life scenes from The Walking Dead,Alien vs. Predator, From Dusk Till Dawn and more. The big production is all part of Universal Studios’ annual Halloween Horror Nights, staged on select dates throughout October.
Perhaps it’s the name of the town that drove people away. Or, maybe it’s because the silver finally dried up. Regardless, the city gives you a peek into America’s Old West past and lets you imagine the battles that the famed Wyatt Earp and his brothers had with outlaw cowboys, including the notorious Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party–Orlando, Florida
Bringing the wee ones along? Join Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom for Halloween fun for the whole family. Dress up in costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the park, take in the Halloween Parade, hop on a spooky ride and much more.
Where are you heading this Halloween? Tell us in the comments section below.