21 April, 2024, 08:19

Ghoulish Getaways: Destinations for a “Spirited” Experience

As the leaves start to change and we move into the autumn season, adventure-seekers and Halloween enthusiasts alike yearn for unique travel experiences. Look no further than these Benchmark Resorts & Hotels destinations, where the line between reality and the supernatural blurs.

The Old No. 77 Hotel (New Orleans, Louisiana)

With historically haunted tours and renowned cemeteries, it’s no surprise that New Orleans, also known as the Mardi Gras hub, offers Halloween celebrations. Discover the city’s eerie charm with The Old No. 77 Hotel as your home base. Only three blocks from the French Quarter, adventurous spirits can spend the day exploring by strolling Bourbon Street and indulging in staples like Café du Monde beignets. In the evening, partake in a voodoo-themed ghost tour where you’ll learn about the city’s most famed ghosts and legends.

Boston Harbor Hotel (Boston, Massachusetts)

Nestled on beautiful harbor waters, the Boston Harbor Hotel welcomes travelers seeking a spooky escape to complement their exploration of history and the supernatural. With close proximity to the infamous Salem, a town known for its witch trials and eerie ambiance, the hotel is the ultimate launch pad for a hauntingly fun getaway. Visitors can dive into Salem’s history during the day, exploring sites and landmarks like the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, the Burying Point, Hamilton Hall and more. Back in Boston, descend into the grisly side of Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail by lantern light with a darkly cloaked guide on the Freedom Trail Lantern Tour. Uncover the grim, macabre history and mystery of the Freedom Trail, which includes stories of fatal sword duels, the grave of the ruthless pirate, scenes of scandalous murders and the hangings of convicted witches. Embrace the spirit of the season and unravel the mysteries that New England holds.

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (Roanoke, Virginia)

Embark on an escape to Hotel Roanoke, where a spine-tingling adventure awaits those seeking a hauntingly amazing getaway. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains, Roanoke is home to a multitude of haunted spots and a handful of urban legends that are bound to give you goosebumps. Known as one of the spookiest cities in southwestern Virginia, this reputation is due to stories like “The Woman in Black” and the presence of many eerie places. Hotel Roanoke, situated in this spooky setting, provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable adventure. Uncover the mysteries of the region with a visit to the nearby Colonial Ghosts, where guided tours lead you through the haunted corners of Roanoke. Explore the haunted history of Roanoke during the day and return to the comfort of the hotel to unwind in the midst of its captivating ambiance. For those drawn to the uncanny, Hotel Roanoke and Colonial Ghosts together offer an eerie journey like no other.