While Halloween might look a bit different this year, I LOVE NY is bringing the state’s spooks to you, sharing some of the creepiest ghost stories from attractions along the Haunted History Trail of New York State. Experience the scares for yourself, from the comfort of your own home, on Friday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m., live on Facebook.
During the Halloween Spooktacular, Sarah Blackwell, marketing manager, I LOVE NY, will moderate a storytelling panel including Sharon Coyle, proprietress, Rolling Hills Asylum; James Pendal, founder, CasperCops, and creator and host; Bonnie Hays, executive director, Historic Palmyra; and Jonathan Kruk, master storyteller. In addition, there will be a dramatic video reading of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The story of the headless horseman terrorizing Sleepy Hollow celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, and is known to be one of the earliest ghost stories told.
The Haunted History Trail of New York State features more than 90 creepy, haunted locations across the state, including hotels, restaurants, museums, an amusement park and more.
Rolling Hills Asylum, in East Bethany, New York, was rated the “second-most haunted site in the United States” by Haunted North America. Once the Genesee County Home/Poorhouse, its history of hauntings was featured on The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventurers.
Another spooky spot is Sylvan Beach Amusement Park in Sylvan Beach. Its classic amusement rides and games are known to be haunted, as seen on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters.
Historic Palmyra, New York, also known as “the most haunted place in the Finger Lakes,” is a collection of historic buildings where ghosts have been known to whisper and touch guests. Historic Hudson Valley is home to the real-life village of Sleepy Hollow, as well as a number of historic sites and events that make the area Halloween headquarters.
It’s never too early to get in the holiday spirit! Whether you’re putting up holiday decorations early or attending a holiday event, it’s a fun season.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
After a whirlwind year — one we are still working through — of so few ups and so many downs, now is a great time to refocus on the positive, try to destress and decompress.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.
Celebrate Virginia Oyster Month in none other than Virginia Beach, Virginia, home to incredible East Coast seafood and dock-to-table dining options.