Spooky Locations Across the US to visit on Halloween

This spooky season, travel is back and better than ever. There are so many fascinating places to visit, from a popular film set to a suspected haunted hotel, here are some ghoulish places you should consider visiting on this creepy Halloween weekend.

Halloween Movie House – Did you know you can visit the real house that was from the Halloween movies? We saw in Halloween Kills the house had an interior re-vamp, but the external face remained the same. Take a trip to 1000 Mission Street, North Carolina and you can find the replica of the original house. Just make sure not to disturb the businesses that currently run out of the building!

A creepy abandoned house, looking similar to the one featured in the Halloween movies.

Hotel La Fonda (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Back in its Old West heydays, gunfights were a commonality inside the La Fonda, and convicts hung from the gallows out back. The spirits of these western gunslingers are often found still hanging around the old hitching and sleeping post.

Roller King Skating Rink (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Sticking in the Southwest, the Roller King-Skating Rink was famously used as a set for the recent 4th season of Stranger Things. This roller rink is a great activity to participate in for Halloween, so why not dress up and get your skates on? Stylised as Rink-O-Mania in the show, bring back the 80’s flare and give it a try. They have a daily schedule through October to fit into your own spooky plans. Make sure to keep an eye out on their website for other festive events this month.

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An 80’s Roller Rink inspired the set for Stranger Things Season 4.

The Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, Colorado) – As soon as you arrive at the idyllic driveway of this hotel, you will realise it inspired the hotel from Steven King’s The Shining. This extravagant building houses ‘spirited rooms’, meaning you can have a real paranormal experience during your stay! Availability is limited in these rooms, so it’s best to pre-book these as early as you can.

If you can’t make it to stay overnight at the hotel, we highly recommend the Spirited Tour. This experience lasts around 60 minutes, and the night-time ambience adds to the spooky atmosphere. The knowledgeable storyteller takes you around the hotel itself and through the dark edges, leaving it the perfect place for a few scares this Halloween.

Estes Park, Colorado, USA – October 5, 2019 – Exterior of the Stanley Hotel, inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining, at dusk.


Ramada Plaza Hotel (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) – The basement of this hotel is the exit point of underground tunnels once used by Chicago gangsters to escape from authorities. Former owner Walter Schroeder passed on whilst on the premises, and he now haunts the hotel – turning on faucets and lights, banging on walls, and reportedly yelling.

The RMS Queen Mary Hotel(Long Beach, CA) – Unfortunately currently closed due to ongoing renovations. This massive ocean liner crossed the Atlantic thousands of times, but it has been permanently docked in Long Beach since 1967…where paranormal activity has become the norm. Strange rapping noises can be heard onboard, ghostly apparitions are often seen walking the halls, and stairs have been seen on the side of the docked ship. Due to the temporary closure, a Halloween Festival called ‘Shaqtoberfest’ has been set up alongside the famous ship for Halloween fun this year.

The famous ghost ship located in Long Beach, with the full moon in the background makes for a spooky setting.

Provincial Hotel (New Orleans, Louisiana) – The Big Easy is infamous for being inhabited by spirits, and the Provincial Hotel is no exception. Once a hospital for the fallen, the ghosts of soldiers and doctors roam freely, opening and closing doors, whispering in the halls, and some guests have even reported seeing soldiers in their rooms. Building No. 5 is believed to be the most haunted, so stay and sleep…if you dare.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – Known for being ‘haunted’ by the late Marilyn Monroe, Errol Flynn and Montgomery Clift, this Hollywood Boulevard hotel has gained quite the reputation for scares since its opening in 1927. It’s sure to be spooky fun this Halloween, so why not book a room and see if you can sleep through the night?

Tourists surrounding the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

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