Trick or treat! Get a headstart on your Halloween plans this year or you just might end up being tricked by sky-high hotel rates and ticket prices. This week’s travel deals has treats on all the best of this haunted holiday’s savings and activities.
So far 2013 Halloween getaways include discounted (and haunted) hotel packages, theme park events, pub crawls, and much more. Keep reading for some spooky savings.
Haunted Hotel Happenings
What’s spookier than the Legend of the Headless Horseman?
The hottest show this fall is “Sleepy Hollow” so the Renaissance Westchester Hotel is offering a Sleepy Hollow-themed package. Fans of the legend can arrange for visits to Sunnyside Manor (Washington Irving’s home) in Tarrytown, take part in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Tours, visit Philipsburg Manor and cross the Headless Horseman Bridge. It’s not all about ghost stories. Westchester is also the home base for leaf peeping and apple and pumpkin picking.
The “Sleepy Hollow” package includes:
- Deluxe Accommodations at the Renaissance Westchester
- A copy of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
- Hudson Valley apple crisp and hot apple cider for four in the Hive Living Room + Bar
- Walking trail map of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail with many Sleepy Hollow sights
Rates start at $139 per night and are available through December 1, 2013. Click here to book and use promotional code ARN. Or call 914-694-5400.
Silicon Valley Halloween Haunts
Ever wanted to visit the headquarters of Facebook and other Silicon Valley-based tech firms? Your visit just got more attractive with the Hyatt Regency’s Halloween Haunt package. The 4-star hotel is located in convenient distance to the neighboring Great America, as well as many tech-related companies. Starting at $134 it includes hotel stay for two and and two event tickets to the amusement park. To book through October 27, 2013, click here or call (408) 200-1234 or toll free (800) 233-1234 and ask for Special Offers.
Top off your Halloween expectations with a possible encounter of a “real” ghost. They say that at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire such rare sightings are indeed possible. Caroline Foster, who is also known as The Princess, is the hotels deceased long-time inhabitant. Her ties to the hotel go back to 1902 when her husband built the estate and dedicated the amenities to her. It is said that she frequently appears in her former bedroom number 314, The Princess Room. Rates start at $259 a night. For more information or to book, click here.
A Historic City’s Haunting
The Hotel Providence isn’t the only one that knows the East side of the city is haunted. This fall, they’re letting you experience it all with a haunted package that include overnight accommodations in one of the New England Author Suites, two tickets for the Providence Ghost Tour a copy of ghost-hunting guide Haunted Providence, a special dessert for two at Aspire Restaurant breakfast for two, overnight parking and wireless internet. Rates start at $339 per night, not available on Saturday. To book, call (401) 861-8000.
Baltimore’s Haunted Pub Walk
Baltimore’s historic waterfront neighborhood Fell’s Point is known for its maritime past and seafaring flair, but also home to some of the city’s most entertaining bars, pubs and taverns. For $20 you can explore the authentic bar scenery with a scary twist and embark on Baltimore’s two-hour haunted pub walk tour. For more information or to book, click here.
This is a true Vancouver tradition: Thousands of attendees flock to Stanley Park for the annual Halloween Ghost Train. Travel through the silver screen into the world of classic horror movies with appearances by Dracula, Wolfman and the Phantom of the Opera. Running from October 11 to November 2, adults can purchase their tickets for $11 and children for $7. For more information or to book, click here.
Are you ready to tackle a never-been-done-before experiment? Don’t miss out on Busch Gardens’ annual Howl-O-Scream event. Researchers will challenge your fear tolerance and mental endurance inducing top-fear elements, from roaches to snakes, needles and darkness. Prices start at $50. For more information or to book, click here.
By Cathrine Schermann for PeterGreenberg.com