Trip ideas for Halloween holidays…
As many of us know, Halloween was born in Ireland; which is known as ‘Samhain Night’ here. This 5 days event is celebrated in style. Ireland’s capital city, Dublin hosts ‘Samhain’ in typically flamboyant style with a huge parade from Parnell Square along O’Connell Street and concluding in Temple Bar. This carnival is ghostly and frightening. At Malahide Castle, ghost tours are organised in Ireland’s oldest inhabited castle, which is believed to be haunted by five spectres. The ghost tours of the 800 year old castle draws many a captivating tale to entertain all the family. There are breathtaking fireworks and dancing with fire. Also they celebrate with a fire and some spooky dead revisiting.
2. Hyatt Regency Mission
This upscale resort perched along the coastline is near the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and other family-friendly attractions. For Halloween weekend at the Hyatt Regency, expect a hula-hoop and monster mash contests, pumpkin painting, trick-or-treat bag decorating, and more. The pool area is all decked out, too — eerie fog on the waterslides, spooky lighting, and haunted music, plus spider-webbed pool cabanas and creepy cocktails for adults. Come nightfall, families can trick-or-treat around the property, and then enjoy a family movie at the pool.
As the very first U.S. city to celebrate the holiday in 1920, Anoka., Minnesota attracts many Halloween travelers. Each year, Anoka hosts a huge city-wide celebration that starts ten days before Halloween and features festivities including a parade, fireworks and costume contests. Visitors can take an extensive ghost tour with stops at spots like the Jackson Hotel and Billy’s Bar & Grill or enjoy a night of dancing at the Orange Tie Ball before retiring for a relaxing evening at one of the charming inns near Anoka.
4. Sleepy Hollow, New York
In October there’s something for everyone at Sleepy Hollow Halloween: haunted hayrides, Gothic mansions, blazing pumpkins, farmers markets, live music, street fairs. This place is famous for the legend of the Headless Horseman from Washington Irving. There are guided tours of the haunted Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the resting place of Irving, as well as the crypt of vampire Barnabas Collins. If, you looking for something spooky then Sleepy Hollow should be on your list. For the month of October, the 300-year-old Philipsburg Manor transforms into a fearsome landscape ruled by vampires, witches, undead soldiers, ghouls, and ghosts, all serving the Headless Horseman himself!
5. Nickelodeon Family Suites, Orlando
The hotel’s activities range from paint-your-own-pumpkins and Halloween games to trick-or-treating with favorite Nick stars. On Saturday evenings, “Nick After Dark” kicks off with spooky movies, snacks, and plenty of slime.