Spooky noises and chilling ghost stories may be exciting to some and frightening to others. For those who find it thrilling, there are plenty of hotels around the country that are reportedly haunted. With Halloween around the corner and some states restricting trick-or-treating, there is no better time for spooky travel!
Bring brave kids along for a spooky night or a weekend in one of these haunted hotels in the United States.
Located in Estes Park, Colorado, The Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s famous novel, The Shining — so, say no more. Although you probably won’t encounter any creepy twins in the hallway, you may see the owner, Freelan Oscar Stanley and his wife, Flora, wandering the hallways. If you are really looking for some paranormal activity, check in to one of the “spirited” rooms.
The Jekyll Island Club Resort is reported to be haunted by a few spirits of old guests and hotel workers. Every year the hotel hosts a Ghost Hunt Weekend where visitors can spend the weekend listening to hair-raising ghost stories, paranormal activity experiences and more. This year, the weekend falls over Halloween, the perfect time for this experience.
Spend a spooky weekend at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, located in Pennsylvania. Four spirits are rumored to roam the hallways. For your best chances of encountering a lost soul, book the “room with a boo,” room 932 located on the ninth floor.
Before booking, check each hotel’s safety precautions and COVID-19 rules and regulations. Oh, and make sure the kids are up for the fright.
However you view Niagara Falls, it’s an unforgettable sight. That being said, on the Canadian side, you’ll get a panoramic view of both the American Falls and the magnificent Horseshoe Falls, as well as more chances to get up close and experience the falls. Families traveling to Niagara Falls find more activities to engage children on the Canadian side.
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