Top Halloween Haunts

9.27.2011

By Curtis Kowalski

Where to get crazy for Gay Halloween.

Best Halloween Parades>New York City: New York's Village Halloween Parade
Halloween-Nyc.com
Now in its 38th year, it is the nation?s largest public Halloween celebration and listed as one of the "100 Things to Do Before you Die: Travel Events You Just Can't Miss". October 31st 2011.

>Dallas: Oak Lawn Halloween 2011-The Street Party
Caven.com
Don?t miss the party of the year in Dallas at the annual Halloween Street Party on the Cedar Springs Strip. Wear your favorite costume and get ready to strut your stuff down the street. October 29th, 2011.

>New Orleans: Krewe of Halloween Parade
KreweOfHalloween.com
Head down south for the official parade of New Orleans, don?t forget your Mardi Gras beads, you never know when you?ll need them. After all, Blaine Kern Sr., mastermind behind Mardi Gras, created the event. October 30th, 2011.

>Las Vegas: Las Vegas Halloween Parade
TheLasVegasHalloweenParade.com
Dance ?til the break of dawn at Tao or Lavo and pop bottles in your scariest or sexiest costume. October 31st, 2011.

>Atlanta: Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade
Lp5halloween.com
Hide behind a mask and head down to one of the signature Halloween festivals in the southeast and one of the top ten Halloween events in the country. October 22nd, 2011.

?If vampires, ghouls and zombies can ride from the graveyard once a year to do the monster mash then what?s stopping you? He may be the queen of doom, but our contributor -- and American Express Travel super agent -- Curtis Kowalski sure can bubble up a haunted, risqu?, and sensational brew of spookified travel options to turn this Halloween into a Halloweenocation.

Where You Can See the Sexiest Costumes> Las Vegas: Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball
October 29th, 2011
HalloweenBall.com

>New York City: New York?s Village Halloween Parade
October 31st, 2011
Halloween-NYC.com

>Maui: Halloween in Lahaina party (Mardi Gras of the Pacific)
October 31st, 2011
LahainaHalloween.com

>Los Angeles: West Hollywood Halloween Carnival or Heidi Klum?s annual Halloween party
October 31st, 2011
WestHollywoodHalloween.com

>Dallas: Oak Lawn Halloween 2011-The Street Party
Costume contest: October 31st, 2011
Caven.com/Upcoming_Events.html

Best Halloween Party Place>Key West: Fantasyfest
From October 21st ? October 30th, 2011
FantasyFest.net

>Tampa, Florida: Guavaween
October 30th, 2011
Facebook.com/Guavaween-Official-Facebook-Page

>Los Angeles: West Hollywood Halloween Carnival
October 31st, 2011
WestHollywoodHalloween.com

>New York City: New York?s Village Halloween Parade
October 31st, 2011
Halloween-Nyc.com

>New Orleans: Halloween
October 27th ? October 30th, 2011
HalloweenNewOrleans.com

Best Haunted Hotel>Hotel Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
QueenMary.com
The Queen Mary is often considered one of the most haunted places in the United States. Once one of the world?s most sought after method of travel across the Atlantic, and later home to troops during World War II, the Queen Mary has quite an interesting history ? make it a prime location for paranormal activity. Since being docked in California, many scary reports have surfaced, like sounds of crying children in a room which once served as the third class playroom. Other rumored hauntings include the spirit of a fireman who was crushed to death by a heavy watertight door during a fire drill in 1966, and the spirit of a man who drowned in the second class pool. A woman has been sighted by employees walking the promenade deck wearing clothing in the style of the late ?30s and has disappeared when employees attempted to follow her. In the first class swimming pool a young woman in vintage swimwear and a young girl seen clutching a teddy bear have also eerily appeared. Splashing sounds are also heard by visitors although the pool has been drained for decade.

Screamers-Up
>Historic Farnsworth House, Gettysburg, PA
FarnsWorthHouseInn.com

>Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO
StanleyHotel.com

>Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA HawthorneHotel.com

Best Haunted History Destination• New Orleans, Louisiana

• Salem, Massachusetts

• Savannah, Georgia

•Estes Park, Colorado

• Jerome, Arizona

For more Halloweenocation ideas or to book a trip, give Curtis Kowalski a call at 617-868-2600 ext. 46810 or visit AmexTravel.com

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