Halloween Weekend Getaways

October 8th, 2009 by Mariah

With Halloween falling on a Saturday, this is a great time of year for a quick getaway to some of the scariest haunted houses around! All of the following areas offer top of the line Bed and Breakfasts and Boutique Hotels to make your Halloween getaway as relaxing (and creepy) as possible.

Many of the Inns are even known to have a few ghosts flying around when the moon is full.

1) Louisiana

With an average temperature of 68 degrees in October, A Halloween weekend getaway would be a perfect time to check out Louisiana’s beautiful historical Inns, and have a few SCREAMS along the way. Haunted New Orleans is by far considered by locals, visitors and paranormal investigators world wide as No. # 1 Haunted City in all the United States. Aside from haunted houses, New Orleans also features world famous Ghost Tours departing every evening.

Top Haunted Houses in Louisiana:

The House of Shock Horror Show, New Orleans

The Haunted Mortuary, New Orleans

13th Gate Haunted House, Baton Rouge

2) Texas

Texas boasts a warm 70-75 degree average in October, and lots of hauntings to peak any ghost hunter’s interest. Longhorn Cavern State Park, located in the Texas Hill Country, is now offering “Paranormal Tours” through the creepy caverns, and ghost tours are also available in larger cities such as Austin and Houston. Who knows, maybe you will run into the ghost of John Wayne!

Top Haunted Houses in Texas:

House of Torment, Austin

ScreamWorld, Houston

Nightmare on the Bayou, Houston

TERRORPLEX Haunted Scream Park, Mansfield

Thrillvania, Terrell

3) New York

In addition to the gorgeous foliage that can be seen all autumn long, New York has some of the wackiest Halloween attractions around. Jekyll and Hyde’s, located in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, is the city’s only haunted restaurant and bar. Haunted hayrides and corn mazes make New York a more family friendly way to enjoy Halloween. However it also has its share of fright fests.

Top Haunted Houses in New York:

Bayville Screampark, Long Island

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses, Ulster Park (Hudson Valley Area)

Trapped In Purgatory, Staten Island

Blood Manor, NYC

Other famous haunted areas include:

Charleston, South Carolina

Savannah, Georgia

Key West, Florida

Salem, Massachusetts

Miami, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

San Francisco, California

Here at TheInnkeeper.com we want to wish everyone a safe and spooky Halloween. Happy Haunts!