Giovanna A. Garlati
IgoUgo Scares up Chills and Thrills for Halloween
Travelers recommend top activities for Halloween fun
New York, NY, September 24, 2007 – Online travel community IgoUgo.com reveals the best places to celebrate Halloween, from haunted houses to family-friendly outings.
"IgoUgo's members have discovered great spots across the U.S. for finding a good scare or just celebrating the holiday with the whole family," said Cameron Siewert, IgoUgo's Editorial Director.
Here are IgoUgo members' top Halloween picks, in their own words:
IgoUgo picks to give you a chill:
"Amongst the peeling paint on the walls, you can make out shapes and profiles of the men who took their last breaths and whose spirits have never left."
(Mount Carroll, Ill.)
"One psychic reportedly identified over 30 separate spirits that roamed the house. Supernatural events have included ghost sightings, hair pulling, touches, and voices."
(New Orleans, La.)
"You will hear tales of horror at the Lalaurie mansion, the axe murderer who stalked his victims and then killed off the entire family and the woman who haunts the bar where you will stop for a visit."
IgoUgo picks to give you a thrill:
(Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y.)
"What better time to see a Broadway show about witches than on Halloween night? It's wonderfully wicked!"
"This is a must if you are in the area around that holiday. Most patrons dress up and be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag as you will surely get great treats from the characters.”
(Buena Park, Calif.)
"One thing I recommend is Knott's Scary Farm. The rides are decorated with spider webs and other Halloween things, spooky music replaces the usual soundtracks, and it's a safe atmosphere to have some Halloween fun."
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