New Orleans makes 1 of 13 Cities That Will Scare You Silly This Halloween

October 12 2017 | News

In case you haven’t noticed, people have a crazy obsession with fall. From partaking in pumpkin-spiced everything to busting out beloved cableknit sweaters, many people believe there’s no better time of year than when the leaves turn rich shades of red and orange and the air becomes crisp.

One of the best reasons to rejoice when autumn graces us with its presence is the arrival of Halloween. If you’re a fan of the frightening, we’ve taken some of the guesswork out for you on the best cities to visit to celebrate this spooktacular season.

Using a collection of dozens of rankings lists from a variety of publishers, we created a Spooky Score scale of 0-13. A city earned points based on the number of times it was mentioned across all of our referenced articles, the number of creeptastic things to do there and the number of haunted locations it has.

Halloween is special because there are a lot of ways to celebrate it: some prefer to enjoy the season with the entire family, while others can’t imagine All Hallows’ Eve without an honest-to-goodness ghost sighting. For that reason, we’ve created two lists for these chilling cities. Our Family-friendly Halloween Activities list offers ideas that adults and children of all ages will love, while our Haunted History and Paranormal Investigation collection will satisfy those just dying to see true creatures of the night.

Here are the top 13 cities for celebrating Halloween. Have fun, and beware!

#1.New Orleans, LA
Spooky Score: 12.4 out of 13
City Walk Score: 58

It’s no wonder that New Orleans topped our list — the Big Easy embraces its reputation as being one of the most haunted cities in America, and doesn’t disappoint with its seasonal and year-round ghostly activities. The city offers something for every age group so the entire family can delight in fright all day and into the night: begin with the Krewe of Boo parade (complete with eerie floats and music), head over to voodoo priestess Marie Laveau’s tomb at St. Louis Cemetery #1 and finish the night with a haunted history and paranormal tour — if you dare.

Things to Do / Places to See: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade, New Orleans Vampire Ball, Ghost City Tours, Halloween in New Orleans Festival, Boo at the Zoo, Tomb of Marie Laveau, Mortuary Haunted Mansion, Voodoo Witchcraft Festival, Crawloween at the Audubon Nature Center, NOLA Halloween Pub Crawl, Halloween New Orleans, LaLaurie House, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, Hotel Monteleone, Sultan’s Palace, St. Louis Cemetery, Gardette-LaPrete House, Lafitte Guest House Bar, FrenchQuarter Phantoms Ghost Tours

See what others cities made the list

Written by Alejandra Roca on October 5, 2017

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