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6 US spots for a spooky Halloween getaway

If you like a good old fashioned ghost story, how about immersing yourself in all things eerie this October with a Halloween getaway? We’ve rounded up six of the US’s spookiest spots where you can scare yourself silly. From a Halloween costume carnival in Hollywood to a haunted pub crawl in Savannah, there’s plenty to get your teeth into here. 

But while these spine-tingling tours and activities might give you the creeps, the amazing rentals close by certainly won’t! Choose from cozy cottages to snuggle up in, or family-sized houses that’ll be a treat for all ages. With so many homes to choose from, finding your favorite haunt will be a treat!

Savannah, GA

Lauded as the supernatural capital of the South, historic downtown Savannah, GA is a spooky Halloween mecca for history buffs and thrill seekers! Much of the downtown area was allegedly built on top of cemeteries, and the city celebrates the spooky past every year with ghost tours, parties, and even spooky pub crawls! Stops on many of the tours include the Bonaventure Cemetery and Mercer Williams House.

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West Hollywood, CA

Take your Halloween celebrating to the next level joining the half million people at the West Hollywood Costume Carnival, one of the country’s biggest street festivals and largest Halloween parties! Santa Monica Boulevard is shut down to allow revelers to enjoy live entertainment, food vendors, pumpkin-carving, and children’s activities throughout the week before the holiday.

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Las Vegas, NV 

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Las Vegas is a fabulous destination any time of year, but with fabulously glittery, famous historic visitors and over-the-top costumes and parties, Halloween is one of the most exciting times to visit Sin City! The city celebrates with countless parties and events, but you can really transport back in time with the Haunted Vegas Tours.

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Tombstone & Flagstaff, AZ

Home to one of the most notorious streets of the Wild West, Tombstone, Arizona is famous for the epic gun battles that raged for years between the law and the outlaws. Up north in Flagstaff, Arizona, visit ghoulish landmarks on this Haunted Downtown Segway, Bike or Walking Tour

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Salem, MA 

Home of the famous 1692 Salem Witch Trials, Salem is the ideal Halloween destination for those seeking thrills and historic celebrations of the spooky past! The city of Salem puts on an annual parade, hosts countless tours and re-enactments, and stretches the revelry out to last all month. Take a tour to discover the history and hauntings of the area, or maybe try this Escape Room challenge… if you dare!

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New Orleans, LA 

Down in the Big Easy, tourists and visitors can pick from many of the country’s best ghost tours, spanning the French Quarter to the raised cemetery, ‘Cities of the Dead.’ There’s so much to keep you entertained on your Halloween getaway you’ll be coming back year after year. And with so many fantastic vacation rentals in the area, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to snuggling up at the end of a busy (and spooky!) day. 

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