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Halloween Hotel Packages for Families

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Dying to find something fun and maybe a little spooky to do with your family this October? Book one of these hotel packages to make this Halloween season one to remember!

Halloween at Ritz-Carlton

Jack-o-lanterns at The Ritz-Carlton (Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton)

Have a Ritz-y Halloween
The Great Pumpkin Weekends Package at the Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia includes an overnight stay, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, nighttime ghost stories in the forest around a campfire, and a $25 resort credit per night. (Every Saturday in October; rates start at $305.) Ritz-Carlton also offers a kid-friendly Cupcake Tea and Costume Party in Palm Beach, California with Great Pumpkin and Vampire's Blood Red Velvet Cupcakes, a costume contest, face-painting, and magic tricks. ($50 for adults; $35 for children.) Midwesterners can attend the Trick or Tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland benefitting the local Coats for Kids organization with hot apple cider for the kids and and tea (or cocktails!) for mom and dad. The lobby will be transformed into a Halloween fantasyland where kids can decorate pumpkins and trick-or-treat for goodies.

Halloween at Loews Resorts

Spooky Suite at a Loews Hotel (Photo courtesy of Loews Hotels)

Don a Costume at Loews
Too busy traveling to purchase Halloween costumes? Check into a Spooky Suite at any of 13 Loews Hotels in the U.S., where a Party City Costume Concierge will assist in styling adults, children, and even pets with Halloween duds from exclusive Costume Catalog. Guests can Rest in Peace in a Halloween-themed suite and dig into a loot bag filled with tricks and treats. (October 25-31; rates start at $207.)

Harry Potter's Hogwarts Halloween in Ireland

Hogwarts Halloween at Ireland's Ashford Castle (Photo courtesy of the Ashford Castle)

Celebrate Harry-Potter-Style in Ireland
Families staying at Ireland's historic Ashford Castle are in for a Hogwarts Halloween celebration where Harry Potter's magical world will come to life. The castle's secret rooms, hidden alcoves, and mystical surroundings of secluded woodlands make Ashford Castle the ideal setting for magicians in the making. Depending on the date of stay, families of witches and wizards will embark on a Forbidden Forest treaure hunt, visit the hiding place of Dingle (Ashford Castle's resident owl), and attend a Chamber of Art painting class or House of Elves cooking class. Kids are served dinner and view a Harry Potter movie while parents attend a feast of their own. (October 28-November 6; rates start at $709 based on two adults and two children under 12.)

Halloween Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls

Howl-O-Ween at the Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls (Photo courtesy of the Great Wolf Lodge)

Splash into Spooky Fun at Niagara Falls
Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls offers a Howl-O-Ween family extravaganza complete with haunted lodge décor, trick-or-treating trails through a haunted forest, a monster mash family dance, pumpkin carving, witchy crafts, costume parade and contest with prizes, science experiments, and spooky story time with lodge characters. If that's not enough…the Great Wolf Lodge is home to a giant all-indoor, weatherproof water park with 13 waterslides, three pools, two whirlpools, a giant wavepool, and a lazy river. (October 14-31; $100 savings for a family of four including dinner buffet, 20 arcade tokens and a craft per child, and a large cup of candy from the Candy Factory.)

Which of these Halloween hotel packages sounds like the most fun for your family? Please leave a comment!

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Colleen Lanin, MBA, is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular travel blog, She is an expert in travel with kids and without. As the author of the book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents how to make the most of traveling with babies and children. Colleen loves sharing tips on hotels, cruises, spas, theme parks, and global lifestyle topics. When she is not traveling the world, she lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. The Ashford looks awesome! I love Halloween!

  2. Andrea Fellman says

    I love this! Halloween is my favorite holiday and well I love to travel -these are fantastic!

  3. Halloween is the coolest holiday EVER! Ashford castle looks stunning! I spent Halloween at a Loews hotel in Florida several years as a child, and they always had tons of activities for kids.

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