When it comes to Halloween tourism, there are plenty of small towns with big draws.
The biggest one to come to mind is probably Salem. This Massachusetts town is hugely popular during the spookier months of the year thanks to its brutal history of witch trials. The town is absolutely filled with witchy goodness.
There are tours, monuments, museums and more in Salem, making it a great town to visit in October. Be warned, though, most of the fun happens in the weeks leading up to Halloween. If you visit on Halloween proper, you will find the locals have abandoned the downtown, shops and all for their own Halloween celebrations.
Sleepy Hollow, New York, is another small town worth visiting in October. What Sleepy Hollow lacks in historical significance, it makes up for it with fictional significance. In Washington Irving’s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the headless horseman inhabits the small town and comes into contact with Ichabod Crane.
If spooky hotels are more your speed, but you’re deeply entrenched in movies, make for Colorado. Estes Park is home to the Stanley Hotel, which Stephen King used as his inspiration when writing The Shining. In October, it hosts a number of charming activities. The hotel itself celebrates Halloween with events relating to The Shining as well.
Montage Los Cabos partners with Chef Mauro Colagreco of the award-winning Mirazur restaurant in France on an exclusive Mirazur Beyond Borders experience. Chef Mauro will take up residency at the resort for the dinner series, Feb. 9–18. The unique dining experience highlights the rich culinary traditions of Mexico, ingredients from the Baja Peninsula and sustainable cooking techniques. The dinner experience starts at $550 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $160. Book reservations here.
Now that concerts, sports games and other live events are back, everyone is rushing to see their favorite artists, sports teams and more, with many traveling for an event. The AC Hotel Orlando Downtown has the perfect offer for those visiting Orlando, Florida.
Choose Chicago and United Airlines currently collaborate on an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Apprenticeship Program, also with support from Tourism Diversity Matters. United Airlines fully funds the program in 2022, and one lucky candidate will be selected to complete the competitive pilot program.
Santa Fe County, New Mexico, recently announced the launch of the Santa Fe County Experience app to exhibit the many sites and businesses found in the county through different itineraries. Visitors and locals using the app can easily plan trips in the county and explore both well-known and hidden features found in Santa Fe County.
Four new properties are set to debut in New York City and Los Angeles in 2022 from developer and real estate investor Lightstone and Moxy Hotels. Two new Moxy hotels will open in New York: Moxy Lower East Side and Moxy Williamsburg. One new Moxy hotel and one dual-branded Moxy and AC hotel will open in Los Angeles: Moxy Los Angeles Downtown and AC Hotel Los Angeles Downtown.
The nation’s oldest and largest celebration honoring the first president of our country, Washington’s Birthday Celebration, returns to Laredo, Texas, for the 124th year. A celebration lasting more than a month, Jan. 21–Feb. 27, this party includes more than 28 events, such as a jalapeno eating contest, a Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball and more. The month-long celebration draws a crowd of more than 400,000 people and offers some of the most well-known social events in South Texas.