Halloween Travel Ideas on GlobetrottingMama.com

There is nothing wrong with getting your Halloween chills in a new-to-you destination. Why not take an opportunity to get scared in a different part of the world? We’ve rounded up a few ways you can do exactly that in places near and far. This year maybe you should go on a Trick-or-Treat adventure in the sweetest place on earth, or tour with bats in Barbados. A few to consider:

Hershey: The Sweetest Place On Earth Offers Family-Friendly Fun

Experience Hersheypark In The Dark – a frightful good time with more than 50 rides and attractions, including 13 rollercoasters for getting your scream on.  You can also participate in Hershey’s Trick-or-Treat Adventure, featuring a candy trail that starts at Hershey’s Chocolate World and continues through Treatville. This is for children 12 and under and costumes are encouraged.

Tickets for Hersheypark In The Dark are $35.85 for adults (ages 9-54) and $24.85 for juniors (ages 3-8) and seniors (ages 55+). For hours of operation and additional information, click here.

Or experience a flashlight walking tour through ZooAmerica for the Creatures of the Night event, also in Hershey. This is the only time of the year when guests can experience the Zoo after dark to see the nocturnal habits of North American species. Learn more.

Looking for a place to stay in Hershey? The Hotel Hershey will have special offerings at their Spa. Treat mom to a Pumpkin Latte Manicure & Pedicure or a Pumpkin Spice Scrub. Yum. 

For additional information, hours and pricing for Halloween In Hershey, please visit www.HersheyPA.com.

Haunted Happenings in Baltimore

Visit ZooBOOO! at the Maryland Zoo. It’s a day of free trick-or-treating, costume contests, carnival games, live entertainment and festive food. From October 26, 27 and 28, 10am to 4pm. Click here for more information.

Experience the Lantern Parade & Festival on October 25. The ELECTRIC Great Halloween Lantern Parade connects science to the arts. The day includes a family Halloween festival featuring a kids Halloween costume contest, lantern making, hayrides and many more free activities. Learn more.

Spooky Science at the Maryland Science Center

Celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween where creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine for a hauntingly good time. There will be creepy crafts and demonstrations. Click here for more details.

And now a little something for the adults ….

Take in some delicious brew  with Wicked Brews: Craft Beer and History Pub Crawl. Drink in all the scandalous tales of Baltimore’s past while tasting some delicious craft beer around town. Find out more here.

For a freaky good time, take in the Baltimore Ghost Tours. Tour the famous maritime neighborhood on The Original Fell’s Point Ghost Walk. Embark on a Pub crawl through some mysterious bars, or tour Mount Vernon to discover the haunted history of a neighborhood that was home to Baltimore’s leading citizens. Learn more.

Be Scared in Barbados

If you can manage to get yourselves away from the glorious beaches of Barbados, you and your family will love the Harrison Cave Exploration and Bat Tour. From October 22-28, kids can also enjoy the Black & Orange Mystery Sleepover, trick or treating, a best dressed competition and the Island Style Haunted House at Tamarind Resort, Barbados.

Or visit Turtle Beach resort in Barbados and experience their spooky activities for kids including a costume-making class. From October 26-31, it’s all treats and no tricks including a haunted skeleton scavenger hunt, and a Monster Ball.
How will you spend Halloween?