5 Spectacular Spooky Family Getaways For Halloween

Christmas, spring break, summer and winter vacations are popular with families, but what about Halloween? Bet you didn’t know there were Halloween packages mixing party with luxury! We recently came back from Disneyland, our first Halloween getaway experience – and the kid’s had a ball. I highly recommend trying it out at least once!

In the spooky spirit of Halloween, Packagebuzz.com has put together an excellent list of the top 5 luxury Halloween getaways for families:

1. Best Southwestern Halloween: Nightmare on Princess Drive Ball Scottsdale, AZ

Starting at 9 pm on Saturday, October 30, 2010, this contemporary lounge by nightlife innovators Gerber Group will host its 3rd Annual “Nightmare on Princess Drive” Haunted Halloween Ball. Guests will be greeted at the haunted hotel in grand style, with a walk through the fog on the glamorous black carpet to the transformed Stone Rose Lounge, which will be outfitted with dramatic fabrics, spooky webs, glowing candelabras, black roses and what else? Free admission when you book a room at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, and rates are as low as $199 for guests who are “dead-tired” after the ball.

2. Best Green Halloween: Creatures of the Night in Laguna Niguel, California

This eco-friendly Halloween comes from Jean-Michel Cousteau who consulted with monsters from the deep lagoon to create The Ritz-Carlton’s Ambassadors of the Environment. This program for the young and young at heart goes over the top to shake up the graveyard.

3. Best Big City Halloween: Oddly Irresistible Chicagoween

Bring the kids or go alone when Chicago transforms a large part of its downtown into an outdoor Halloween festival that is walking distance to both the Intercontinental Hotel and Fairmont Hotel.

4. Best Beach Halloween: Spooky Beach Movie On Coronado Island Beach

Might be a good idea not to read the book about the Hotel del Coronado’s ghost, Kate Morgan, before you head out into the dark to watch a scary movie and eat gourmet S’mores.

5. Best Haunted President’s Halloween: Embassy Row Trick Or Treating In The Nation’s Capitol

Better than a night in the Lincoln Bedroom, spend dusk trick or treating Embassy Row before ending the night with a sleep over at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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