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

Jacob Shelton
140 votes 60 voters

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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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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Salem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Salem Massachusetts, 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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New York City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
New York City New York, USA

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West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Austin Texas, 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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Traverse City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Traverse City Michigan, USA

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

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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Princeton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Princeton New Jersey, USA

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Ludlow is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Anoka Minnesota, USA

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

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

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Keene is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Keene New Hampshire, USA

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

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

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Santa Barbara California, USA

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

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

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.

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

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Buena Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Buena Park 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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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Long Beach California, USA

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

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St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
St. Augustine Florida, USA