Spooky season is upon us! Grab the family and head to one of these scary locations across the United States.
The Crystal Coast in North Carolina
Located in the southern Outer Banks in North Carolina, the Crystal Coast has a storied history of pirate adventures and shipwrecks. Travelers can dive into the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” along the coastline for an up-close experience with thousands of shipwrecks rumored to contain sunken treasures and spirits.
Elvis’ Ghost at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Guests of the Las Vegas resort claim to have seen Elvis roaming the halls of the property’s upper floors, casino and backstage at its theater where he performed more than 800 shows 1969–1976. Wayne Newton claims to have spotted the ghost of The King peering at him from a balcony in the theater.
Grave of Elizabeth Budd-Graham
Tallahassee, Florida’s, oldest cemetery is home to the grave of Elizabeth “Bessie” Budd-Graham. Budd-Graham was believed to be a good witch. Her tombstone includes an unusual inscription from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “Lenore.” Historians posit she cast spells of love and protection. Take a tour of the cemetery and see for yourself if you notice any strange energy around the gravesite.
Mansion on Forsyth Park
Savannah, Georgia, is considered one of the United States’ most haunted cities. Book a stay at the Mansion on Forsyth Park during your visit. The property’s restaurant is located on what used to be Savannah’s most famous mortuary. The mortuary once hosted funerals for some of the city’s most famous deceased citizens.
Spooky St. Augustine
The historic Florida city boasts numerous haunted locations. Visit the Old Jail for a real paranormal investigation. Explore the dungeons of Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th-century fort where many unexplained occurrences have taken place.
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The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Disney Parks around the world shut down for months due to the global pandemic. Since then, most parks reopened, but with restrictions like limited capacity, no Fast Passes and more. Guests hoped they would bring back the beloved Fast Pass, allowing guests to skip long lines and head straight to the ride.
The St. Regis Punta Mita encourages guests to take a break from devices with the Disconnect to Reconnect experience. The offer promotes a digital detox, focusing instead on physical and mental wellness.
Before Disney Parks around the world shut down due to the global pandemic, guests were allowed to purchase and enter the parks with an Annual Pass. This ticket let visitors enter the parks multiple times a year, get discounts on food and merchandise, and more. Since reopening, Disney dropped the Annual Pass due to lower capacity and the reservation system. Recently, Disneyland Resort announced a new pass system for frequent visitors: the Magic Key Holder. There are a couple different levels for the passes, so make sure you do your research before purchasing.
Eastern State Penitentiary announced Halloween Nights, a new iteration of its Halloween celebration for 2021. From the creators of its Terror Behind the Walls, Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary transforms abandoned cellblocks and courtyards into newly designed immersive environments, featuring large-scale video projections and other special effects. Sections of the complex will be open to the public for the first time ever.