Trick or treating, it’s the thing that kids all over America look forward to when it comes to Halloween. And while there’s no doubt your own neighborhood will be filled with excited kids looking for candy, there are some towns across the country that really take Halloween to the next level.
That means they make Halloween an event for everyone. In these towns, everyone gets into the spirit, and the towns themselves hold events for kids and families to take part in and enjoy.
So, if you’re looking for a place to do a little trick or treating with the kids that’s all about Halloween, look no further than these spots.
Royal Oak, Michigan
Zoo Boo – Via After5Detroit.com
Every weekend in October, the Detroit Zoo hosts an event called the Zoo Boo. It lets kids dress up and trick or treat all over the Halloween themed zoo.
Plus the day before Halloween, the family-friendly downtown Royal Oak area has a “Spooktacular” event where kids can dress up and trick or treat at a number of the local businesses.
Delray Beach, Florida
With typically more mild weather around Halloween than their Northern counterparts, Delray Beach is a great spot to enjoy trick or treating. This very laid back beach town offers both a parade and ‘Trick or Treating Along the Avenue” for kids, plus a Kidsfest that features food, games, and entertainment.
This friendly and laid back town south of Nashville is a great spot for families to enjoy Halloween. Franklin is consistently voted one of the friendliest cities in America by a number of popular travel websites.
Adults can take the Grave Matters spooky ghost tours while the kids will love everything about Pumpkinfest, an event filled with pumpkin painting, chili contests, and lots of entertainment.
Beaver Creek, Colorado
Before it’s time to fully embrace ski season in Colorado, there is plenty to do in the fall when the beautiful Aspen trees start shimmering a golden yellow. Beaver Creek welcomes kids and families to do a little bit of trick or treating.
The town highlights a “Trick or Treat Village” or local merchants who open their doors to kids looking for candy, plus there is a parade and a costume contest too.
Walnut extends Halloween to an entire weekend long event, making it a great spot for families to enjoy the holiday. Not only do they have lots of trick or treating, but the town also features a haunted maze.
If you want to go to events that are a bit more on the tame side, consider the “Mostly Ghostly” dance off and costume contest event. And for the day after, they also have an “After Halloween Lot Part” that has music and food to shake off those candy highs!
Have a Fun (and Safe) Halloween!
These are just some of the best towns we’ve seen around for trick or treating. We’re sure there are more, let us know what the cities and towns in your local area have to offer!