Some of the world’s most popular festivals and holiday periods take place in the winter months. Christmas, bonfire night and Halloween all happen as the nights become cold and the days start to get shorter.
In England, Halloween is a cold affair. However, in the USA, there are many places you can enjoy the haunting holiday with the bonus of great weather too.
Many people visit America in the summer, but USA holidays also have plenty to offer in the cooler months. Halloween is a huge and widely celebrated holiday in the States, so the end of October is a fantastic time for a cross Atlantic visit.
In the UK, you might get one or two knocks on the door on 31st October, but in America, the night of the 31st is huge.
Fancy dress is almost mandatory for all age groups and in the States it isn’t limited to scary costumes either. Anything goes in this large-scale celebration that sees people transform into well known film characters, jungle animals or everyday objects. Why not visit at this exciting time of year and join in the fun?
Holidays in Florida are perfect for getting involved in the Halloween celebrations. The weather is warm at night and hot during the day, so you’ll be able to catch some late summer sun as you join in the celebrations.
The celebrations aren’t restricted to the 31st, either. If you visit Florida in the week building up to the actual night of Halloween, you can still enjoy the atmosphere and soak up some of the action. Hotels, restaurants and many public places will be staging their own Halloween celebrations that you can enjoy. Just be sure to pack your pumpkin and make-up or you’ll be the one who stands out in the crowd.
It’s not too late to get involved either. You can book family holidays last minute to give the kids a completely unique Halloween experience. Aside from the ghoulish festival celebrations, a trip to Florida also offers plenty of other attractions for family visitors. You can visit SeaWorld throughout the month of October, where the kids can enjoy trick-or-treat hunts while learning about the creatures of the sea. However, the best Halloween experience in Florida has to be Universal Studios in Orlando.
Here, in the week before Halloween, you and your family can come face to face with a zombie horde or venture into the town of Silent Hill. However, do so at your peril as there are frights around every corner!