Family travelers looking for a spooky stay this Halloween season have plenty of options, depending on the level of spooky they want. To find the perfect destination for whatever type of thrills your family prefers, check out our list of spooky Halloween stays to find the perfect match, whether looking for fun and silly thrills for the little ones or seriously haunted hotels for the older thrillseekers in the family.
Known as the second-most haunted place in New York City, a stay in this historic hotel isn’t just a chance to be spooked, but also a chance to introduce the family to the living history of this incredible city. The hotel serves as a glimpse into the city’s storied history. The Chelsea has hosted some of the most famous names in pop history, from Andy Warhol and Jack Kerouac to Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. As a state and national landmark building originally built in 1883, it is reportedly home to numerous ghostly guests such as Mary, a survivor of the Titanic who hung herself in one of the rooms following the tragedy.
Perhaps nothing says spooky quite like Salem, the home of the infamous Salem witch trials. A visit to this historic town wouldn’t be complete without a night at Hawthorne Hotel. Located in the heart of Salem, this hotel has seen plenty of local history since it first opened its doors in 1925 and is believed to be one of America’s most haunted hotels. Guests have reported moving furniture, faucets turning on and off and ghostly apparitions.
A stay at Legoland Resort is always fun for families with little ones, but Halloween is an especially fun time to enjoy the spooky fun. Legoland resorts currently offer hotel and ticket packages, letting families enjoy both the parks and resorts, fully decked out for the spooky season. The Brick-or-Treat Monster Party, happening every weekend until Halloween, is a fun-filled Halloween event with entertainment, character meets and, of course, plenty of candy!
Family travels don’t necessarily need to be in theme parks or resorts with massive kids’ clubs. In fact, more upscale properties across the world cater to both adults and kids, and wellbeing brand Sensei joins the growing trend of family wellness travel. Sensei’s Wellness Science team, led by Dr. Vishal Patel, emphasizes the importance of family travels and exposing young travelers to wellness pursuits. Developing healthy habits at a young age can have long-lasting effects on an individual’s life, and bonding via family trips alleviates some of the main drivers of loneliness and isolation.
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Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.