Bring your witch’s hat, mummy wraps, vampire fangs and suitcase, because this Halloween the party isn’t at home; it’s at luxury hotels around America. After all, why would you want to slink about the old neighborhood when you could explore historic (and possibly haunted) property, trick-or-treat around a casino or dance with the dead at a masquerade ball? Though historic haunts such as Barnsley Gardens Resort and Hotel Provincial have already hosted their spooktacular events for the year, we found three places where you can still have a Halloween to remember.
This Pennsylvania retreat was established in 1933, and though we can’t guarantee this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is haunted, we do know it has planned a spectacular Halloween package for guests through November 2. Bring your costume and enjoy a kid-friendly breakfast in Hersheypark with sweet, life-sized Hershey bars and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups smiling away as you nibble on pancakes and eggs. The overnight deal comes with a day pass to enjoy Hersheypark In The Dark, as well as admission to the Hershey Gardens and the Hersey Story’s Museum Experience.
While the other Halloween-focused hotels mentioned are good for kids, this option caters more to adults looking to get down and ghoulish. The Four-Star resort’s Imagination Package includes a luxury suite, a gondola ride and tickets to Madame Tussauds, a place where artists have rendered famous people in wax. The likenesses prove so eerie, we wouldn’t be surprised if they come to life at night, à la a 1970s horror flick. On Halloween night, dress like a big-haired guitarist and catch a production of Rock of Ages. Afterward, keep the party going with a special performance from Grammy-nominated rapper Wiz Khalifa at Tao Nightclub, where we guarantee you won’t be the only one in costume.
Thirteen happens to be a lucky number for this 13-year-old seaside resort in Santa Barbara, and Halloween is the best time to celebrate, especially if you attend the third annual Boocara. During this time, the Spanish-style hotel transforms itself into a delightfully devilish extravaganza, perfect for kids and adults alike. On October 31, go trick-or-treating through the Four-Star resort’s festive lobby, bob for apples, catch a scary flick in its 211-seat theater and dance like a Thriller extra during happy hour. Make sure to dress the part, because if you win the adult costume contest, you get a free one-night stay. The kid who takes the top children’s costume honor gets an epic slumber party with six friends.
Photos Courtesy of Barnsley Gardens Resort, Hotel Hershey and Bacara Resort & Spa