New York, New York

There is a reason New York City generally makes these typesof lists, there is a whole lot that the great city has to offer. The VillageHalloween Parade is a spectacle to see and shuts down most of lower Manhattanwith an excess of costumes and celebration. A costume is required to join inthe march and the public is welcome to participate. If a parade is not yourthing, there are incredible parties that New York City is host to every year.

Sleepy Hollow, New York

The month of October is when Sleepy Hallow wakes up. Thefamous location for Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hallow, Sleepy HallowHalloween takes over for the month of October. There are haunted hayrides, livemusic, street fairs and parades.

West Hollywood,California

Few cities do is better than West Hollywood in Los Angeles.You will not find an area with more creativity and showmanship on Halloween.Along with the world’s largest Halloween street party, the evening leads up tothe popular “Queen of the Carnival”, when a celebrity (past years include QueenLatifah and Rihanna) is anointed local royalty.

Salem, Massachusetts

The famous location of the Salem witch trials, the town now capitalizeson its legacy. Each Halloween there is the Festival of the Dead which attractsalmost 500,000 visitors each October. There are many activities to partake in,including the Annual Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo, psychics, mediums, andthe Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball at Hawthorne Hotel.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans knows how to party, and Halloween is nodifferent. The city goes all out for Halloween, hosting celebrations that aresecond only to Mardi Gras. New Orleans is packed with haunted tours, parties,and all the booze you can drink.