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Halloween Hotel Packages and Spooktacular Fall Events Across the U.S.

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Dying for something spooky to do this fall? Book one of these Halloween hotel packages or attend the following autumn festivals, costume parties, and other haunted events at resorts across the U.S. You’ll have so much fun, it’s scary! Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly entertainment or adults-only play, there’s something spooktacular for everyone on this list.

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

Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

It’s time to get spooky at Great Wolf Lodge with Howl-O-Ween. Beginning October 1, the lodge is decked out with fall leaves, pumpkins, and other Halloween decor to celebrate the color-changing season.

This year’s event will 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 including the Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. The original Great Wolf Lodge is located in the Wisconsin Dells and was named one of the best indoor hotel pools in the world.

Grand Lakes Orlando's Fall on the Farm
Grande Lakes Orlando’s Fall on the Farm (Photo credit: Grande Lakes Orlando)

2. Grande Lakes Orlando on the Farm

Orlando, Florida

Grande Lakes Orlando is home to not one amazing luxury resort but two: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando. The best time of year to visit the resorts’ 18,000-square-foot Whisper Farms may well be fall.

Every October, Grande Lakes Orlando’s Fall on the Farm features family-friendly offerings to guarantee a happy Halloween. In 2022, the fall festival takes place from October 8 to 30 on weekends.

To start, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin. Then participate in a pumpkin carving and painting workshop with the resort’s two-time world champion culinary artist and carver, Victor Dagatan.

If you’re feeling hungry, then head to the farmer’s market to purchase a taste of Grande Lakes Orlando’s house-made treats. You’ll find locally produced and homemade items like honey, Surplus Beer, jams, BBQ sauces and rubs, and popcorn. Also onsite, there are dining options from local restaurants and the resort’s culinary team.

Next up? Participate in arts and crafts, corn hole, a corn maze, and family games.

As a souvenir of your time on the farm, make advanced reservations with the resort’s photography concierge to capture a fall family portrait.

Best of all, this event is open to both hotel guests and day visitors for a fee. Overnight packages are available, too.

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

3. Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa Fall Festivities

Whitefield, New Hampshire

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is hosting an array of happenings throughout October. Located in the beautiful White Mountains 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’mores by the Fire. There you can 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 performances, 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.

 Chaminade Resort & Spa
Chaminade Resort & Spa (Photo credit: Chaminade Resort)

4. Fall Festival at Chaminade Resort & Spa

Santa Cruz, California

Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz welcomes fall with its Third Annual Fall Festival on October 22. Tickets are available for hotel guests and visitors alike. Those under age 4 can attend for free.

The whole family will enjoy a costume contest with prizes, games including Zombie Run, DJs, and The Sandbox food truck. Intrepid revelers can brave the Haunted Forest. For kids, there are trick or treat stations, a bounce house, and face painting. Meanwhile, those aged 21+ may appreciate beer and wine vendors.

Chaminade also celebrates fall with big savings. The resort’s Fall Festival Package offers 30 percent savings plus two tickets to the festival including food and drink tickets (more can be added).

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

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

Reunion, Florida (Near Orlando)

Get into the Halloween spirit at Encore Resort at Reunion with Stay A Spell: Broom & Breakfast. The 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 also Grinning Ghost Bedtime Stories with spooky stories told fireside by a special “ghost” host. The resort’s on-property restaurant features special fall foods and drinks, too.

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.

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 seven miles from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. What’s more, three of the resort’s rental 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)

6. Murder Mystery Weekend at Omni La Costa

Carlsbad, California

For a weekend of mystery and excitement, book a stay from October 14 to 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. The 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)

7. October Celebrations at Orlando World Center Marriott

Orlando, Florida

Celebrate Oktoberfest from October 21 to 23 at Orlando World Center Marriott. An Oktoberfest Carnival on Saturday takes place in the evenings. It features live entertainment 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 to 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, too.

Orlando World Center is located just 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World. A complimentary shuttle is included for hotel guests every hour on the hour so you can revel in all the Halloween fun at the Disney 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 year-round.

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

8. 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 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)

9. 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, two nights of deluxe accommodations, and breakfast both mornings.

Hersheypark Camping Resort also offers 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)

10. Spirits of Savannah Package at The Alida Hotel

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 ghost tours 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)

11. Room With Your Boo at The Emily Morgan Hotel

San Antonio, Texas

For spooky fun in San Antonio with kids or without, make reservations at one of the most haunted hotels in the world. Many past guests have reported paranormal activity 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)

12. 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 to 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)

13. 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. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Candy Caldron filled with your favorite movie candies 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)

14. 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.

Howloween dog costume contest at the W Scottsdale
Howloween dog costume contest at the W Scottsdale (Photo credit: (Peter Speyer, Speyer Photography)

15. Grown-Up Halloween Events at W Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Arizona

Even dogs get in on the fun with a Howloween dog costume contest at W Scottsdale’s Cottontail Lounge. Dress your furry best friends in their scariest or silliest costumes for a spooky happy hour on October 27 presented in partnership with Oh My Dog Boutique.

Love champagne? Then you’re in luck! The haunted hotel theme continues with a Yelloween party serving the bubbly spirits of Veuve Clicquot.

Wanderlust Halloween party at W Scottsdale
Wonderlust Halloween party at W Scottsdale (Photo credit: W Scottsdale)

The grand finale of Halloween events at W Scottsdale takes place on October 29. During the day, hotel guests are invited to partake in a Baywatch-themed pool party at the hotel’s wet deck. At night, the hotel will transform for its main event, Wonderlust, featuring aerialists, music with DJ, themed desserts and cocktails, selfie photo booths, and more.

Considering a trip to Arizona? Discover Scottsdale Christmas activities and winter events before you go!

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)

16. 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 festive tea will be available for late morning or early afternoon reservations.

Annual Halloween Party at The Biltmore
Annual Halloween Party at The Biltmore (Photo credit: The Biltmore)

17. Annual Halloween Party at The Biltmore Miami – Coral Gables

Coral Gables, Florida

The Biltmore Miami – Coral Gables is hosting its 9th Annual Biltmore Halloween Party on October 28, 2022. Buy tickets in advance to attend this evening adult soirée in South Florida. Included are an open bar, an endless buffet, and costume contest entry.

Attendees are invited to wear their most frightful or creative costumes. A celebrity-filled panel of judges will select winners for Best Couple, Most Creative (must be handmade), and Best Group (max of six people).

You can enter the costume contest, upon ticket registration. Tickets may be purchased online.

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

If you like ghostly travels, then you must visit the biggest ghost town in the U.S.! Discover fun things to do in Jerome, AZ.

For beautiful autumn leaves and Halloween activities in Canada’s capital, read about fall activities in Ottawa.

Visit the Happiest Place on Earth during the spookiest time of year with this guide to Halloween at Disneyland.

Experience a nature-focused Halloween getaway with this fall festival at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine.

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

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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. I would love to check out some of these things with the family. We haven’t been doing a lot of traveling lately, since the pandemic started, and it is nice to start doing things again.

  2. Oh this is so fun! I’m not a huge halloween person but do love fall festival and family friendly things! I might have to bookmark some of these for next year! Silver Dollar City in Branson MO has a really fun fall setup too- but no hotel so we stay at Rent Branson. The Montauk Hotel in Upstate NY is also fun!

  3. I love Halloween. It’s great that so many do hotel packages for families at this time. It can be so much fun.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Melanie – Such a fun way to celebrate Halloween instead of the same old trick or treats!

  4. SONIA SEIVWRIGHT says

    The Orlando Marriot Hotel is my ideal for a holiday. I can’t wait to start affording little trips like this with my family.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Sonia – I have personally stayed at Orlando World Center Marriott twice and loved it both times!

  5. I love this time of year & all the spooky activities going on! I’ve always wanted to do one of those murder mystery dinners they seem like a blast, I will have to look into the one near me.

  6. Ntensibe Edgar says

    Hhhhmmmm….I like the sound of the package offered by the Emily Morgan Hotel. Happy Halloween, everybody.

  7. Who doesn’t love Halloween for both kids and adults! I love all those places and events, thanks for sharing!

  8. I love Halloween things as long as they’re not too scary. This looks like a pretty good list.

  9. Superb thanks for sharing this article. I was thinking about to do some special things on this halloween just was bit unsure. Thanks again

  10. This time of year is always so much fun! There’s so many things to do everywhere. I would love to go to Massachusetts to see Salem and I know my son would enjoy the Herschey’s Park in Pennsylvania. We are close to Santa Cruz and will definitely check out the Fall Festival there!

  11. I absolutely love all the great info packed into this one. Whether you’re looking for something in your neck of the woods, or your planning a trip, this post has you covered.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      There’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy this Halloween here…from little kids to grown-ups and even dogs!

  12. This is such an amazing resource! You’ve got everyone in the entire USA covered with this!

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