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Top Spooky Towns to Visit for Halloween 2023: A Haunting Adventure!

Oct 17, 2023 | All Company Blog, Inspire Travel

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Spooky season is officially upon us and we couldn’t be more excited for all things autumn. From pumpkin carving to haunted houses, team trivago is here to help! See below for a few of the best Halloween towns in the U.S. to enjoy some terrifyingly fun experiences!

Anoka, MN

We’re headed out west! Filled from end to end with fall festivities, Anoka, Minnesota, also known as the Halloween capital of the world, is the place to be. Believed to be the first town in the United States to host Halloween celebrations (in order to prevent kiddos from engaging in mischief), Anoka is home to walking ghost tours, movie nights, and even a gruesome twosome pickleball tournament this season!

Las Vegas, NV

Don’t gamble on your opportunity to experience an incredible, entertaining  Halloween! For music lovers, Freak the Beat will be on site with jams and ghoulish dance moves galore – Monster Mash, anyone? Looking for a different kind of vibe? No worries! Enjoy the Gilcrease Orchard for apple picking, pumpkin picking, and tasty treats like kettle corn and cider donuts!

New York City, NYC

Get the Halloween party start(l)ed in the Big (Candy) Apple! With family events like the 49th annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade and the spooky Halloween House at the Oculus, you’re in for a real treat in NYC! Don’t forget to trick or treat yo’self with a visit to the Bronx Zoo and experience one of their Pumpkin Nights!

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans made our 2022 list, and it’s here to stay for 2023. Arguably the most spooky spot, New Orleans’ French Quarter will leave you booking your trip to this city for years to come. Take your pick of New Orleans’ official Krewe of Boo Halloween parade, a haunted cemetery bus tour, or, for the brave and unafraid, do both!

Salem, MA

We’d probably receive a lot of ‘boo’s’ if we left this one off the list! Of course, Salem is a major attraction this time of year. From witch history to the Howl-o-ween pet parade, you won’t want to miss these Halloween happenings. Grab your broomstick and soar to the Festival of the Dead to celebrate the spirits. Maybe you’ll even experience love at first fright at the 2023 Salem Halloween Ball!


Wherever you end up this Halloween season, we hope it is filled with adventures that make you light up like a jack-o-lantern! And, if your days of thrills and chills leave you wanting to be a lazy bones, don’t forget to use trivago to book your eerie-sistible stay!