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Spooky Places to Visit for Halloween

This spooky season there are so many fascinating haunted locations to visit, from a popular film set to a suspected haunted hotel, here are some spooky places to visit 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 the Halloween Kills filming locations 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)

This haunted hotel embodies its complicated past, due to it being built way back in the Old West days. In this spooky place, it’s common for both guests and workers of Hotel La Fonda to witness gunfights between convicts who regularly hung around the gallows at the rear.

The sleeping post is where most ghostly activity occurs, and guests have claimed most spirits are the western gunslingers who occupied the area.

Roller King Skating Rink (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Sticking in the Southwest, the Roller King Albuquerque Rink was famously used as a set for the 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.

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 plays host to both the Stanley hotel ghost tour and ‘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 to get a glimpse of the Stanley hotel ghost.

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.

Hotel Retlaw  – Formerly Ramada Plaza Hotel (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)

The underground tunnels once used by the gangsters of Chicago lead straight into the exit point for this hotel, which was more often than not, used as an escape route from authorities.

The hotel’s gruesome past is further enhanced, as the brutal murder of the hotel’s former owner, Walter Schroeder, happened on the premises. Hotel guests have told tales of regularly hearing the former owner yelling, banging against the walls, and causing lighting and faucets to turn on and off.

The RMS Queen Mary Hotel – (Long Beach, CA)

After the success of the Halloween Festival last year, the Queen Mary has officially re-opened post renovations for 2023. Visitors can once again experience the strange goings on at the RMS Queen Mary.

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. There are many Queen Mary hotel ghosts, and 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. Let’s hope the renovations haven’t scared off any ghoulish guests!

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)

Haunted hotels in New Orleans are quite the norm due to its rich history. 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 (Los Angeles, California)

Known for being the haunted Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the late Marilyn Monroe has often been perceived at this establishment, alongside Errol Flynn and Montgomery Clift. This Hollywood Boulevard hotel has gained quite a 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 and see if there are any Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel ghost stories that prick up your ears!

Tourists surrounding the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

Enjoy a spooky stay in an airport hotel this Halloween! Pre-book now with ParkSleepFly, if you dare.

Happy 4th of July!

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It is as American as apple pie and baseball to watch fireworks bursting into the air on July 4, and there are festivities scheduled that holiday in what seems like every city and town in the country. However, there are five cities that stand out.

Stay at an Airport Hotel for Chanukah from Harrisburg International Airport PA

When your family is traveling from the Harrisburg International Airport in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for Chanukah you’ll want to stay at an airport hotel. Park Sleep and Fly packages from truly make your holiday celebrations easier and more fun. We understand that the holidays are special and only come once a year. You don’t want to miss a moment spent with family and friends celebrating Chanukah. By choosing an airport hotel and parking package, your family will always be minutes away from the airport the day of travel. Instead of waking up in the predawn hours to travel to the airport
– you can enjoy a comfortable morning getting ready for your flight, relaxed and refreshed and ready to travel for the holidays.

Stay at an Airport Hotel From Lehigh Valley International Airport Pennsylvania

Allentown, Pennsylvania travelers can park sleep and fly using convenient and easy packages from The perfect choice for your busy and fun summer vacation! We know you don’t want to miss a moment of fun, whether visiting a theme park or spending your week at Grandma’s. Why spend your time in traffic jams or in long lines, when you can spend it making memories with your family? Stay overnight at an airport hotel from the Lehigh Valley International Airport area. You’ll be just minutes away from the airport the morning of your flight. It’s so easy to travel when you choose

Every package comes with a one-night stay at airport hotel accommodations, airport parking and a complimentary airport shuttle to and from the airport. This great combination has been proven to make your summer vacation smoother and simply hassle free. It’s really that easy to start to enjoy travel again! Why our customers think our park sleep and fly packages are one of the best airport deals around – we know after your first experience you’ll certainly agree.

Our Allentown, PA area hotels are hand selected for your comfort and convenience. You’ll find generous amenities and comfortable rooms for your family. Enjoy free hi speed wireless Internet and a continental breakfast the morning of your flight. Many of our airport hotels also have pools, exercise facilities, on-site restaurants and business centers. You could say you’ve got all of the comforts of home while being away from home. Whether enjoying a quick workout or staying in touch with the office before going out of town on your family vacation, makes it simple and easy.

When traveling from the Lehigh Valley International Airport, choose from the following airport hotels:

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Allentown Airport

Holiday Inn Allentown Center City

Holiday Inn Allentown I-78 (Lehigh Valley)

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Allentown – Dorney Park Area