With a few weeks of school in the bag and winter weather on the horizon, take advantage of one of the more festive times of year and plan a road trip to one of these spooky-fun Halloween events.
We’ve compiled a list of spooky – but not too scary – destinations to explore with the family in tow!
Little Five Points Halloween Festival & Parade October 16 & 17 • Atlanta, Georgia
Add this long-running festival to the list of things that make Atlanta great. The Little Five Points Halloween Festival & Parade is one of the more unique and local-centric Halloween celebrations on this list. Based in the Little 5 Points neighborhood, this festival and parade shine the spotlight on so much local greatness and feature live music and entertainment, ghost tours, a haunted market, a monster hunt, and more! Learn more
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch October 7 – 31 • Culver City, California
Eight-year-old us is very excited about this one. (Who are we kidding? Adult us is excited for it, too.) In its 3+ decades, Mr. Bones has gone from humble origins to Hollywood ambitions to its current position as a family-friendly Halloween staple in Culver City. Explore the amazing pumpkin village, then keep the kids engaged with the endless activities offered here, including pony rides, giant slides, a straw maze, and a petting zoo! Learn more
The Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular September 30 – October 31 • Louisville, Kentucky
“5,000+ illuminated pumpkins with more than 100 pumpkins carved into veritable works of art?” Yes, please! Celebrating its 9th year this year, The Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular lines the walking path in beautiful Iroquois Park, is open seven days a week, and also features entertainment for the whole family. Plus, proceeds from your tickets benefit the Parks Alliance of Louisville. Learn more
Halloween at Disneyworld Now through October 31 • Lake Buena Vista, Florida
If you want to splurge and make it really special, Disneyworld offers a variety of Halloween-themed events and activities for kids and grown-ups alike. Get tickets to the After Hours Boo Bash, trick or treat throughout the park, enjoy Halloween-themed parades and characters, or just walk through the parks and enjoy the holiday decor. Learn more
What’s YOUR favorite Halloween destination? Drop us a line and let us know!
Looking to keep your kids occupied and engaged on your next fall road trip, and don’t want to give them day-long “tablet time?” We have three fall activity ideas for you that keep them entertained and engaged, and allow them to get creative, too.