Autumn is a wonderful time of year. With stunning foliage in colours of red, orange and yellow, beautiful sunsets, brisk temperatures and the holiday of Halloween, there couldn’t be a better time to escape to the USA. Known worldwide for its brilliant Halloween celebrations, we’ve rounded up the top cities to visit for a spooktacular time!
1. Park City, Utah
Dog lovers rejoice. Park City has become known as “bark city” during the Halloween festivities, and you will be greeted with bees, squirrels and adorable bratwursts with mustard on buns as some of the elaborately costumed dogs that march with their equally well-dressed owners. It’s all part of the bewitching nature and charm of this town east of Salt Lake City. There is even an opportunity to hunt for spooky spirits with the Park City Ghost Tours.
2. Village Halloween Parade – New York City
A world famous event that shuts down all of lower Manhattan, this is a Halloween event that will stay with you forever. The public gathers to join in the march (a costume is required of course!) alongside an array of fabulous signature paper-mâché creations including the parade’s pageant puppets which form a mile of fabulous sights. They’ve actually been custom-made for the annual celebration ever since the parade’s establishment in 1974.
3. West Hollywood Carnaval, Los Angeles
Around 500,000 people descend onto the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard every year for the West Hollywood Carnival, which is officially the world’s largest Halloween street party. The neighbourhood is filled with creativity as everyone competes for the best costume. The evening is a lead up to the brilliant “Queen of the Carnival”, which is when a famous celebrity is anointed local royalty. Known past queens include Rihanna and Queen Latifah. Perhaps you may even spot a celebrity! The event is packed with six stages and over 50 music acts provide brilliant music as people ogle and march along the boulevard. It’s truly an event to remember.
Feeling excited? We are too! However, don’t forget to apply for your US Esta visa or you may find yourself missing out on these fantastic celebrations! If you need any further information on your application, why not visit our FAQ page? Start planning your Halloween adventure today.