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Dying for something to do this October that's so fun, it's spooky? Book one of these Halloween hotel packages to make this fall a season to remember!

Floating pumpkin patch at Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells
Floating pumpkin patch at Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells (Photo credit: Great Wolf Lodge)

1. Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

It's time to get spooky at Great Wolf Lodge with Howl-O-Ween. Beginning Oct. 1, Fa-boo-less fun awaits all month long as the lodge is decked out with fall leaves, pumpkins, and other festive décor to celebrate the color-changing season.

This year’s event will also include the family favorite Trick-Or-Treat Trail, a Halloween-themed version of Great Wolf Lodge’s Yoga Tails, Monster Bash Dancy Party, Howl-O-Ween trivia and crafts, and more.

Select Great Wolf Lodge locations will feature a brand new floating pumpkin patch where families will get the opportunity to swim through a sea of floating pumpkins to find their favorite gourd. Hotel guests will also enjoy seasonal treats like cider and donuts while they decorate pumpkins.

North America's most expansive chain of indoor water park resorts offers 19 different lodges. The original Great Wolf Lodge is located in the Wisconsin Dells and was named one of the best indoor hotel pools in the world.

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in fall
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in fall (Photo credit: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa)

2. Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa Fall Festivities

Whitefield, New Hampshire

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa located is hosting an array of Halloween hotel happenings throughout October. Located in the beautiful White Mountain of New Hampshire, this hotel is perfect for leaf peeping and enjoying other fall festivities.

Every Friday and Saturday evening during the month of October, cozy up to a roaring campfire for Scary Stories & Spooky S'Smore by the Fire. Listen to scary stories by Edgar Allen Poe as you toast marshmallows.

Socialize with other guests while sipping wine and creating your own fall masterpiece at Fall Sip & Paint. Reservations and an additional fee are required for this instructor-led activity.

Savor special Halloween treats at the Harvest Tavern in the afternoon during the last three weekends of October at the resort's version of Trick or Treat.

The highlight of the season takes place on October 29 night at Mountain View Grand Resort's all-ages Halloween Costume Party. Tickets for the party include a Halloween-themed buffet, live band, photo booth, and costume contest. Alcoholic beverages are available from a cash bar, too.

Go all out when planning your attire because there are prizes for the best Halloween costumes. First prize receives a 1-night stay, second prize gets a $100 gift card, and third prize is a $50 gift card.

Luna Lair of Extraordinary Crafts at Encore Resort at Reunion
Luna Lair of Extraordinary Crafts at Encore Resort at Reunion (Photo credit: Encore Resort)

3. Stay A Spell: Broom & Breakfast at Encore Resort at Reunion

Reunion, Florida (Near Orlando)

Encore Resort at Reunion is partnering with Oriental Trading Company through November to offer the Stay A Spell: Broom & Breakfast, a Halloween vacation experience. The Halloween hotel package includes all sorts of seasonal activities like movie nights showcasing family-friendly Halloween movies, Wicked Splash Bashes at the resort's 10-acre water park, and an escape room filled with riddles. There are even Grinning Ghost Bedtime Stories with spooky stories told fireside by a special “ghost” host.

There's even more family-focused fall fun to be had. Artistic kids will love a Luna Lair of Extraordinary Crafts, with enchanted take-home projects like sand art and ooey-gooey slime. Then there's Willow's Witch Hat Adventure, a frightfully fun scavenger hunt for families. Plus, costumed kids should stop by Trick-or-Treat stations on Saturdays for candy prizes.

The resort's on-property restaurant features special fall foods and drinks, too. Dig into Banana Pancakes with Pumpkin Spice or Roasted Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Brie Flatbread. Wash it all down with Harvest Hollow Mocktail with apple cider, cranberry and cherry juices, and ginger beer. Grown-ups can also sip Halloween cocktails like a Monster Party Martini or Pumpkin Palooza Punch.

Halloween-decorated vacation home at Encore Resort near Orlando
Halloween-decorated vacation home at Encore Resort (Photo credit: Encore Resort)

Encore Resort offers private vacation homes with high-end hotel amenities. It is just 7 miles from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. What's more, three of the resort's vacation homes are festively decorated for the spooky season! Discover the pros and cons of staying in a vacation home near Orlando's theme parks.

Murder Mystery Weekend at Omni La Costa
Murder Mystery Weekend at Omni La Costa (Photo credit: Omni La Costa)

4. Murder Mystery Weekend at Omni La Costa

Carlsbad, California

For a weekend of mystery and excitement, book a stay October 14-16 at Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, California. Guests will play detectives in a weekend gone deadly by investigating crime scenes and interrogating suspects to solve a series of murders.

Check-in for Murder Mystery Weekend begins on Friday evening with the first performance. Then, the real detective work begins throughout the weekend. The investigation will wrap up with a glamorous Old Hollywood-inspired dinner reception on Saturday. Finally, on Sunday morning, the mystery is solved.

This PG-13 Halloween hotel package at Omni La Costa includes a 2-night stay in a deluxe suite and a dinner reception. This unforgettable weekend of intrigue is brought to guests in partnership with The Murder Mystery Company.

Fireworks viewed from Orlando World Center Marriott's waterpark
Fireworks viewed from Orlando World Center Marriott's waterpark (Photo credit: Orlando World Center Marriott)

5. October Celebrations at Orlando World Center Marriott

Orlando, Florida

Celebrate Oktoberfest October 21 – 23 at Orlando World Center Marriott. An Oktoberfest Carnival on Saturday takes place in the evenings. It features live music plus fall-themed food like popcorn, cotton candy, and caramel apples. Plus, you can keep your favorite beverage cool by designing your own Koozie.

Book a spooktacular stay at Orlando World Center Marriott over Halloween weekend, October 28 – 30. All ages will enjoy craft activities like making your own Halloween monster or jack-o-lantern tea light candle holder. Costumed kids will love following clues along the hotel's Trick or Treat Trails to collect candies.

Orlando World Center is located just 8.8 miles from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. A complimentary shuttle is included for hotel guests every hour on the hour so you can revel in all of the Halloween fun at the theme parks.

Plus, guests can view theme park fireworks over the resort's impressive onsite waterpark. If that weren't enough, the hotel even hosts its own 10-minute nightly laser show.

Boston Common and Public Garden in fall
Boston Common and Public Garden in fall (Photo credit: superbo, Depositphotos.com)

6. Salem Witch Package at Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

Most famous for its Witch Trials in 1692 and 1693, Salem remains a hot spot for travelers in Massachusetts, especially during the Halloween season. This year, Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston debuts a Salem Witch Package for fall travelers. This Halloween hotel package includes a day trip to Salem, museum tickets to the Witch History Museum, and a leaf-peeping guided tour through Boston Common.

Adult attendees of the Salem Witch Package are invited on an adult trick-or-treating bar crawl. The hotel provides participants with a map of some of Boston’s most iconic cocktail bars, including Howl at the Moon Boston, the Black Rose, and Tavern of Tales.

Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston hotel guests also appreciate Boston's autumn beauty as the leaves change and a kaleidoscope of crimson, orange, and golden colors. Step out of the lobby onto Boston's historic streets ringed with breathtaking views of fall foliage. Relish the crisp fall air as you stroll through Boston's most iconic leap-peeping spots including the Boston Common, Public Garden, Quincy Market, and the Charles River Esplanade.

Hershey Lodge in fall
Hershey Lodge in fall (Photo credit: Hersheypark)

7. Halloween Packages at Official Resorts of Hersheypark

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Throughout the Halloween season, The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge offer a Hersheypark Halloween 2-Night Package on weekends. This Halloween hotel special includes 2-day admission to Hersheypark Halloween, 2 nights of deluxe accommodations, and breakfast both mornings.

Hersheypark Camping Resort will also offer a Hersheypark Halloween Camping Package. Campers will appreciate sweet rates on sites and cabins plus admission to Hersheypark Halloween. On select weekends, Hersheypark Camping Resort guests can also look forward to pumpkin decorating contests, campsite decorating contests, costume contests, trick-or-treat trails, and beyond.

Just a short shuttle ride from the resorts, Hersheypark amusement park transforms for its annual family-friendly Hersheypark Halloween event for seven weekends through October 30. New for 2022 is Dark Nights, a separately ticketed immersive haunt experience with four spine-tingling haunted houses and three scare zones.   

Halloween at Hersheypark
Halloween at Hersheypark (Photo credit: Hersheypark)

All resort guests also receive free resort benefits. Enjoy extra hours at Hersheypark, free front-gate shuttle service to and from the theme park, and complimentary or discounted admission to area attractions.

Plus, guests of The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge can taste fall-inspired menus at several on-site restaurants as well as fall- and Halloween-themed weekend activities. Midnight Spice Pasta or Poison Apple Mocktail, anyone?

Learn more about this sweet city in Pennsylvania with our list of things to do in Hershey!

Historic Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah
Historic Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah (Photo credit: JamesPintar, Depositphotos.com)

8. The Alida Hotel's Spirits of Savannah Package

Savannah, Georgia

Embracing Savannah’s supernatural side, The Alida Hotel is offering the Spirits of Savannah Package. It includes overnight accommodations and two tickets to the all-ages Grave Encounters trolley ghost tour. Additional children aged 4 and younger can join the rest of the family on the tour for free.

Also offered with this boutique hotel's Halloween package, parents can cap the evening with two specialty drinks at one of three onsite dining and drinking establishments. Choose from The Trade Room whisky bar, The Lost Square rooftop bar, or The Alida's signature restaurant, Rhett.

Room With Your Book Package at The Emily Morgan Hotel
Room With Your Book Package at The Emily Morgan Hotel (Photo courtesy of The Emily Morgan Hotel)

9. Room With Your Boo at The Emily Morgan Hotel

San Antonio, Texas

For a spooky experience in San Antonio, make reservations at the third most haunted hotel in the world. Many past guests have reported ghostly sightings after spending the night at The Emily Morgan Hotel.

Why is The Emily Morgan Hotel so haunted? To start, it was constructed on the grounds where the Mexican Forces battled the Texans in the Long Barracks of the Alamo in 1836, where over 600 men lost their lives. Plus, the hotel structure was originally used as the Medical Arts Building, with a section devoted to the care of those suffering from psychological conditions as well as a morgue and crematorium.

If you and your “boo” love experiencing scary stuff together, then the Room With Your Boo Package is for you! It includes an overnight stay, a special Halloween gift, a welcome cocktail, breakfast in bed featuring boo-berry pancakes, and complimentary valet parking. This haunted offer is available throughout October.

Spooky Pines & Grand Funale Weekend at Sandy Pines
Spooky Pines & Grand Funale Weekend at Sandy Pines (Photo credit: Sandy Pines

10. Spooky Pines & Grand Funale Weekend at Sandy Pines

Kennebunkport, Maine

Sandy Pines Campground closes out for the season each year with a Halloween-themed weekend celebration. This year's Spooky Pines & Grand Funale weekend takes place October 7-10.

Celebrate Halloween early with their Trick or Treating Fest, which includes a costume contest and campsite decorating contest. Also, expect kids’ fall crafting, face painting, a bounce house, tie-dying (for additional cost), and live music. And Sunday, join in old-fashioned family game fun.

Located in Kennebunkport, Maine, Sandy Pines is New England's original glamping destination. Families come here for an array of glamping and traditional camping accommodations.

Lobby at Kimpton Nine Zero Boston
Lobby at Kimpton Nine Zero Boston (Photo credit: Will Pryce, Kimpton)

11. Witch Way to Salem at Kimpton Nine Zero Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

The Kimpton Nine Zero Boston launched the Witch Way to Salem this year to celebrate Halloween season from September through November 14. It features a roundtrip private car service to Salem and a Witch City Walking Tour. Choose from a variety of tours, such as the Mysteries & Murders of Salem Tour of the Hocus Pocus Movie Locations Tour.

The fun doesn't stop in Salem, though. Halloween hotel package participants also receive a Candy Caldron filled with your favorite movie candy to munch while watching an in-room spooky movie. Then make two in-room Witchcraft Cocktails (these can be alcohol-free).

House-made Halloween cookies at The Charleston Place
House-made Halloween cookies at The Charleston Place (Photo credit: The Charleston Place)

12. Halloween in the Holy City at The Charleston Place

Charleston, South Carolina

The Halloween in the Holy City 2-night package from The Charleston Place includes luxury accommodations and festive treats. You will be greeted with house-made Halloween cookies and a hand-selected local novel highlighting the haunting history of Charleston. Guests aged 21+ will also receive a selection of beers from the local brewery, Ghost Monkey.

With a rich history spanning more than 300 years, Charleston provides the perfect backdrop for frights and scares. In fact, several scary movies were filmed in Charleston including Halloween and Disney's The Haunted Mansion.

Ghouls and Goblins Tea at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Ghouls and Goblins Tea at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans (Photo credit: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans)

13. Ghouls and Goblins Tea at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Bring the children along for a scary good time at the Ghouls and Goblins Tea at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. On Saturday, October 29th families and friends are invited to enjoy festive Halloween-themed snacks and tea in The French Quarter Balcony. This special Halloween-themed tea will be available for late morning or early afternoon reservations.

Jerome, Arizona is America's biggest ghost town
Jerome, Arizona is America's biggest ghost town (Photo credit: filedimage, Depositphotos.com)

More Fall Travel Ideas

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Taste the flavors of fall with a round-up of apple pie recipes from around the world and discover where apple pie was invented.

Which of these Halloween hotel packages sounds like the most fun for your family? Let us know in the comments below!

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin, MBA, is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular travel blog, TravelMamas.com. 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.

Comments
  1. 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.

  2. Andrea Fellman says

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

  3. The Ashford looks awesome! I love Halloween!

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