Get into the spirit of Halloween this year with a trip to banish any autumnal shivers back where they belong. From parties that would raise the dead to trick-or-treat capitals of the world, we’ve rounded up our favourite places to spend Halloween and what you can get up to there.
Party in the U.SA
This year, head to the Halloween capital of the world for the ultimate scare-fest (or not-so-scary-fest). Jet off to the sunny shores of Miami for a Halloween Spooktacular packed with coffin-shaking night life and deathly décor galore or join a party that would wake the dead in New York, New York where you can take in the bright lights of Times Square from a selection of hotels perfectly placed to enjoy one of the liveliest events of the year. Watch as the streets come alive with the wackiest of costumes and an abundance of treats at every turn before retiring to the ultimate comforts of hotels bathed in style.
Go for Ghostly Delights in Mexico
Take your tour of the trick or treat stations of Secrets Silversands as you have a blast at their Halloween costume party and the live music that comes along with it or head to the Hard Rock Hotel’s mammoth Halloween spectacular with thriller-type happenings around the pools and plenty more in true Hard Rock style. Alternatively, pack your best costume and head off to Dreams Tulum for their lively costume party or the House of Darkness at Moon Palace Cancun.
Dia de los Muertos More your Thing?
Don that flower garland and paint your face like one of the locals during one of the biggest events of the year in Mexico with dancing and festivities the whole night long. Watch the Xcaret Day of the Dead festival, Festival de Tradiciones de Vida y Muerte and celebrate the Mayan Hanal Pixan and its lively festivities. Those based in Cancun should head to the Festival del Día de Muertos “Cena de Ánimas” (day of the dead festival, dinner of souls) for a colourful festival involving over 450 artists in various locations.