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travel The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the U.S. cities that are the best destinations for celebrating Halloween.

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays in American culture, and it can be celebrated in as many ways as there are people. Some people like staying in, others like to trick or treat, and people in their early 20s like to party. It’s all about what you’re into. The only question come October 31st is: where to go for Halloween? The best Halloween towns in America range from quiet hamlets that offer massive pumpkin carving contests, to places like West Hollywood that feature insane block parties. The best Halloween destinations really depend on what you consider to be a good time out on the town. Put on the "Monster Mash," and check out the best places to celebrate Halloween in the U.S.

More than in any other country, Halloween in the United States is an excuse to cut loose for one night of masked insanity and candy gobbling. Even if you’re not looking to party, All Hallows Eve is the one night a year when thin veil between the spirit world and our concrete jungle becomes thin enough for the ghosts from the other side to start peeking through. Some of the best towns for Halloween know this, and offer haunted tours and late night fun in their cemeteries, one of the best places for Halloween.

Now that you’re spooked out, check out this list of the best places to spend Halloween in the US. Vote up the U.S. cities that are the best destinations for celebrating Halloween, and add your town if you think it stacks up to the spooky competition.
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Salem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Salem Massachusetts, USA

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Sleepy Hollow New York, USA

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West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
West Hollywood California, USA

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Austin Texas, USA

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5 3
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
New York City New York, USA

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Atlanta Georgia, USA

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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Santa Barbara California, USA

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Portland Oregon, USA

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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Stowe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Stowe Vermont, USA

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Aspen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Aspen Colorado, USA

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Ludlow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Ludlow Vermont, USA

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Anoka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Anoka Minnesota, USA

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Buena Park is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Buena Park California, USA

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Princeton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Princeton New Jersey, USA

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Traverse City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Traverse City Michigan, USA

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Bar Harbor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Bar Harbor Maine, USA

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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Rochester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Rochester New York, USA

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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Athens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Athens Alabama, USA

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Madison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Madison Wisconsin, USA

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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Long Beach California, USA

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Franklin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Franklin Tennessee, USA

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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Keene is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Keene New Hampshire, USA

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St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
St. Augustine Florida, USA

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.