While most fashionistas and big spenders tend to live a life of luxury throughout most of the year, when it comes to celebrating Halloween, staying in a spooky environment and potentially throwing the most memorable party of the year is an option.
Alongside this, Halloween provides a great excuse to travel to some of the world’s most hauntingly spectacular places. While it might frighten some, there are others who will see it as the ideal opportunity to either stay in a haunted setting with a loved one or gather a load of friends together to rent out a unique location for a memorable few days away. A spooky destination, accompanied by some Halloween-themed music, the Halloween Fortune online slot during some downtime, and an array of classic Halloween movies, could lead to the most spooky adventure you’re ever likely to have. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at a selection of hauntingly spectacular places to spend Halloween.
Offering plenty of luxurious accommodation options, from villas to hotels, Oaxaca is a favourite option for many Halloween lovers. With the partying taking place on the streets, locals and tourists alike come together to enjoy a massive celebration which has been dubbed the annual Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos. With the streets filled with skulls, skeletons, flickering candles, and a whole lot more, you won’t experience Halloween like it anywhere else. Once the partying has stopped, the region has a wealth of stunningly beautiful locations to explore afterwards.
Regarded by many as one of Europe’s most beautiful destinations, Edinburgh has a number of hair-raising places to stay. If you can find a location near to Edinburgh Castle then you’ll be on to a winner, although spending the night in Dalhousie Castle is perhaps the best option of the lot. Guests have heard the ghost of Lady Catherine, the most frequently reported activity at this 13th-century hotel. The former fortress will provide a sense of luxury while also giving you a number of spine-chilling moments along the way.
From The St. Regis Venice to The Gritti Palace, Venice does luxury extremely well. The gorgeous Italian island might not be typically associated with Halloween, but it does, in fact, boast a selection of scary offerings. Alongside enjoying Venice’s fine wine and fresh cuisine, you can venture to the smaller islands in the lagoon, which served as mass graves during the plague. One of the miniature islands was even home to a mental asylum also. Once you’re there for the Halloween festivities, you’ll discover even more, too.
The home of Vlad the Impaler, which is the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Romania and, more specifically, Transylvania, is filled with blood-curdling options. Visiting Bran Castle is a must, with the iconic venue open to the public and offering Halloween tours. If you’re able to get yourself to Cluj-Napoca, be sure to explore an apparently haunted destination in Hoia-Baciu Forest also. People have seen UFOs and ghosts there, apparently.
If you spend a lot of time in the States anyway and are usually stuck for ideas when it comes to Halloween, then consider going on an adventure to Salem. The town in Massachusetts simply adores Halloween, with celebrations lasting a month. There is a remarkable Haunted Happenings Grand Parade, with witches and vampires walking around. The people who dress as witches are said to be remembering the 26 people that were once tried and put to death in this town for being witches. Salem also boasts an array of haunted spots and spooky locations.