Get your candy cravings ready and start thinking about what costume to wear because Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween is such a fun holiday filled with creative decorations, spooky parades and delicious treats. One of the best places to celebrate Halloween this year is a trip to New York City! Manhattan has incredible activities ranging from dog parades to halloween balls—there is never a dull moment. Check out just a few of the reasons New York City is the place to visit this Halloween
The infamous village parade:
Flickr photo via Gene Han
Every year there is a giant parade that begins in the Village and progresses through the city. This year, there are going to be over 50 different bands performing along the way. The village parade is famous for the strange people and costumes it draws… you must wear costume to participate. Get ready to get weird.
Some of the best and scariest Haunted Houses:
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New York City is one of those cities that goes all out in everything it does, including haunted houses. Whether you visit Blood Manor to be chased by Zombies or Black Out where the theme is “Abandon All Hope, Ye Who enter Here.” Get ready to have your pants scared off of you.
Flickr photo via Andrew Dallos
Every year the New York Botanical Garden brings in some of the largest pumpkins in the world for display. Some of the pumpkins weigh over a thousand pounds! Walk around the beautiful garden and experience the majesty of these amazing pumpkin displays.
Flickr photo via Aaron Fellmeth Photography
Restaurants in the west village are always fun to attend because the parade stumbles through the area. However, if you are looking for an all out Halloween meal check out Jekyll and Hyde Club that serves yummy food such as Frankenstein’s Favorite Burger. Jekyll and Hyde’s plays halloween music and is decorated to the extreme: it is New York’s Halloween hot spot year round.
New York knows how to make Halloween fun whether you are with a family or looking to party hard. Check out some of these events as just a starting place when looking where to travel to celebrate the Halloween holiday!