Halloween Around the World
Collected by Katherine Kneier, AFAR Staff
Boystown, Chicago, IL, USA
If you're in Chicago on Halloween, head to Boystown for the Northalsted Halloween Parade. The annual parade along Halsted, the beating heart of Chicago's gay community, brings out fire twirlers, drag performers and some of the city's best...
After spending hours at the airport waiting for the winds to die down so we could fly over the Nazca lines, we returned to the Plaza de Armas in search of food and to wait for our evening bus. As night fell, families with children in costumes...
5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
Watching the sun set over San Francisco Bay from this hilltop is an unforgettable (and truly local) experience. Maybe going to graves is a little creepy, but the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland is more beautiful and historic than most places you...
Charleston, SC, USA
A colonial classic, Charleston might initially come off as a little ye olde. But if you look more closely, this 340-year-old harbor city actually lives in the present. Bars reinvent Southern spirits, boutiques showcase new spins on cotton, and the...
451 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT 06612, USA
Well-known Silverman's Farm in bucolic Easton, Connecticut, is a great place to spend a fun afternoon in the country with your kids. They're sure to love Silverman's animal farm, where they can come face to face with everything from traditional...
179 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
As of 2015 Gallery U has moved to Westfield NJ. We miss them, but we wish them well! Gallery U is an extension of Universal Rehabilitation Institute, which services adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and functions as a vocational training...
Mountain Blvd & Pinewood Rd, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
There's a house in the lower hills of Oakland, CA, that always stages an extravagant Halloween tableaux, around such themes as "Hell's Kitchen, "Thriller" (the year Michael Jackson died), and "Creepy Carnival. This zombie janitor was on the scene...
151 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00902, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan offers historically and culturally significant experiences including a walk through 500-year-old forts, visits to UNESCO sites, historic churches, museums, the second oldest cathedral in the Americas and Ponce de Leon’s mansion....
2121 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Experiencing onstage access to Kiss during Halloween in New Orleans is like floating in a sea of rich, creamy ice cream while guzzling your favorite latte from a gallon pitcher. The epitome of rock n roll is characterized by the shot I finally got...
2 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QN, UK
It's traditions like Halloween that have you walking through the streets of London dressed like Evil Knievel and Wonder Woman. I couldn't let Halloween pass without taking part which is why a friend and I would be standing in front of a pub on a...
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