Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013

See our panel of advisors' picks for Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013, amazing pumpkin carvings, creepy vampire destinations and more!

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Trick or treat! Travel Channel is serving up a brand-new treat this Halloween -- our picks for the most popular spooky attractions in the US. From Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to pro pumpkin artist and carver Scott Cummins, we’ve assembled an eclectic panel of advisors to put the “Travel's Best” stamp of approval on the 10 hottest Halloween attractions this year.

Meet the panel and see their favorite Halloween events, including a haunted, abandoned penitentiary and a creepy mansion at a popular theme park.

And to set the bone-chilling mood, see Aaron Sagers’ picks for the top 10 vampire destinations and photos of Scott Cummins’ amazing pumpkin carvings. We’re here to help inspire your next spook-tacular getaway.
Knott's Scary Farm

Knott's Scary Farm

"In late fall, Southern California's Knott's Berry Farm morphs into the most-attended Halloween attraction in the world. In addition to heart-stopping rides like GhostRider (one of the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world), Knott’s Scary Farm Haunt 's elaborately themed mazes, like the brand new Trapped: The New Experiment, will give you memories you'll never forget … try as you might. Six sinister live shows, including my very own Elvira's Sinema Séance, all add up to the ultimate horror experience!" -- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

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Knott's Berry Farm

Face your fears! See what twisted and terrifying destinations made Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013. Our eclectic panel of advisors picked them to help you plan your next ghoulish getaway.

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Elvira, Inc.

Meet the advisors who chose our top 10 favorite picks for Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013, including Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and Ghost Adventures investigator Nick Groff.
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Our panel of advisors chose their top 10 picks -- now, we want you to help us decide the 11th fan favorite pick for Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013.
From Travel Channel’s TV show Making Monsters, Ed Edmunds shares his favorite spooky spots in the US, including Creepywoods, The Darkness, Chambers of Fear and the USS Nightmare.
Carving Hands

Carving Hands

Scott Cummins, an artist and school teacher, carves pumpkins as a hobby. We decided to share a few examples of his amazing work. This pumpkin is a tribute to the famous Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher’s 1948 lithography,“Drawing Hands.” Scott pays homage to him and calls this piece of pumpkin art “Carving Hands.”

Photo by: Pumpkingutter.com

Pumpkingutter.com

These aren't your average jack-o-lanterns, kids. Take a look at the amazing artistry of pumpkin carving these pumpkins have been carefully sculpted by pro pumpkin-gutter Scott Cummins.
Endless Night Vampire Ball

Endless Night Vampire Ball

Described as a “Venetian masquerade ball mixed with a vampire court,” this gala is the pretty much the hottest vampire party around. Founded in New York City in 1996 by modern vampire personality (and author/fangsmith) Father Sebastiaan, the gala is held in NYC (on Halloween Night), as well as in Berlin, Paris, London and Amsterdam, while the main event takes place in New Orleans and lasts from 9 p.m. until 4 p.m. the next day.

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Endless Night Vampire Ball

If you have a thirst for vampire tourism, there are countless undead spots worldwide to sink your teeth into -- weve dug up the top 10 vampire destinations to get your spook on.
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