Travel on a budget: Visit these Halloween-friendly U.S. towns
With cooler temperatures here and leaves falling from the trees, it’s almost time for the Halloween festivities to begin. Start planning your upcoming spooky getaway by visiting these best small towns to trick-or-treat:
St. Helens, Oregon
Every year, St. Helens puts on an amazing event for the celebration of Halloween. St Helens is the home to the Disney movie, “Halloweentown” and they sure live up to it. This year, they will be hosting a month-long event to celebrate the spooky holiday with attractions and events including parades, live music, haunted tours, and of course, pumpkin carving contests. Take a look at St. Helens on their website to see a full breakdown of events.
Once named the Halloween capital of the world, Anoka sure knows how to put on a show! During the month of October, there are festivities like pumpkin bowling, movie nights, costume contests, parades, and house decorating contests. With different themes for each occasion and plenty of things to see, Anoka makes a great little spot for you and your family to visit during Halloween. Go to Anokahalloween.com and see why they earned their title.
Sleepy Hollow, New York
If the name alone doesn’t make your spooky senses tingle, maybe knowing that it’s one of the most haunted places in the world will. Sleepy Hollow is known for its history and folklore like, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Immerse yourself in the land of vampires, ghosts, and the undead in their cemetery tour or walk the haunted trail to see the headless horseman. If you are in the mood for a creepy Halloween, look no further than Sleepy Hollow this year.
Park City, Utah
This quaint ski town is a perfect getaway for the whole family. Starting off the day on Main Street with Trick-or-Treating for all the little ones is a fun and safe way for the kids to get their spook on and come home with loads of treats. The parade starts shortly after with people from the whole community taking part. Check out Halloween on Main Street for more information.
Of course, we can’t forget about Salem. A city that is known for the Witch Trials of 1692 shaping the city it is today. And this Witch City knows how to celebrate Halloween to the max. Their month-long event has spooky events every day of the week leading up to and after the 31st. Some of the top events include:
- The Salem psychic fair & Witches market.
- Short film screenings
- Adult Coloring Night
- Halloween Kids Crafts
- Haunted Magic Show
Salem tops the charts when it comes to events and attractions in October. They embrace the stories and make it a fun and freaky event of a lifetime for all to experience. See if for yourself at Hauntedhappenings.org. Ready to get your spooktacular adventure planned but don’t want to drain your savings stash? Maybe a LendingPoint loan can help.
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