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

Jacob Shelton
316 votes 78 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.
list ordered by
1
Salem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Massachusetts, USA
2
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Louisiana, USA
3
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
New York, USA
4
New York City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
New York, USA
5
Boston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Massachusetts, USA
6
Traverse City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Michigan, USA
7
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
New York, USA
8
Bar Harbor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Maine, USA
9
Stowe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Vermont, USA
10
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
11
Anoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Minnesota, USA
12
Ludlow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Vermont, USA
13
Princeton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
New Jersey, USA
14
Keene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
New Hampshire, USA
15
Madison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Wisconsin, USA
16
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
17
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Contiguous United States, USA
18
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
California, USA
19
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
fpschristinah93 added Michigan, USA
20
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
California, USA
21
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Colorado, USA
22
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Nevada, USA
23
Austin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Texas, USA
24
Athens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Alabama, USA
25
Portland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities to Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Oregon, USA