Spooky New Yorky: Have A Hauntingly Good Time In The Big Apple

It may be on the other side of the country, but New York has always been somewhere I've wanted to visit, and what better time to do this than during the spookiest time of all Halloween? In fact, you’ll be quite surprised to find out about all the great activities that are laid on during October in NYC. Just keep reading to find out what they are...If you dare!


For the couples

What do you do when you are a couple in NYC on Halloween that wants some spooky fun, but definitely isn't up for raving the night away in some dark and sweaty club?


Well, you head to Broadway and catch a show of course! Obviously, if you are looking for something Halloween themed most people will recommend seeing Wicked at one of the two showings on the 27th October. It being the story of the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz before a house landed on her, that has received rave reviews for both its’ wonderful NY and fabulous London runs.


There are plenty of fabulous restaurant and bars in the area like Danji and Trattoria Trecolori, as well where you can grab a drink or a bite to make a night of it really.


For the partiers


If Halloween is all about dressing up in a crazy costume and downing as much booze as you can get a hold of, New York during October certainly will not disappoint. In fact, you may find it hard to choose between all the spooky and fun options on offer.


One in particular that stands out is the Halloween Masquerade Ball at Stage 48, on 605 West 48th Street. There you will find a mix of very modern revelers with a hint of a traditional Venetian ball. The latter being a place where for a night everyone could put on a mask and pretend to be whoever they wanted.


The dress code is typical New York nightclub with a half face mask in the Venetian style, of course. Don't forget your dancing shoes either, and you can even book a table for a group online if you like, but tickets do sell out quick so beware!


For the families






Of course, not all NYC revellers are ones that want quite such an adult night out! Don't worry though because there are plenty of fun and age appropriate things to do with the whole family.


Try Prospect Park on October 27th itself as there you will find a kid-friendly haunted house, delicious treats from food trucks, and its a place where the kids can wear their costumes too.


Of course, if you are looking for a more traditional activity then why not try the pumpkin patch cast Pumpkin Point, Governors Island? It runs on the weekend before and of Halloween and has free entry too. Although, you do have to pay for the pumpkins!


Alternatively, why not head on over to Glenn Oaks and try your wits escaping the Maize Maze? There is even a fall festival for kids on the 28th that you can visit as well. If you are all spooked out by that point, that is!

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