Boston’s Liberty Hotel, formerly a storied jail, is holding their annual Halloween celebration on October 27 and this year’s party is for “The Birds” – as in Hitchcock. Guests will get an invite for the big night which includes aerial performances and – what else – Bloody Mary cocktails.
The Curtis Hotel in Denver is really getting into the “spirit” of the season with its A Nightmare on Curtis Street Package. Brave guests will stay on the on the DUN, DUN, DUNNNNN 13th floor where surprises await. The next morning's brunch includes bottomless Bloody Marys. You just might need ‘em.
We all know that there simply must be ghosts in Savannah, right? It practically oozes moody Southern Gothic. Well the Doubletree by Hilton thinks so too and offers a Spook, Slumber, Save Package. The package includes an old Savannah Ghost Tour that takes you into the secret underground caves of the oldest house in spook central.
And lest we start to believe that Halloween is only for adults, book the Kids Rule, Ghouls Drool Package at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, where it’s all about the little humans: free food and drink in the kids lounge, a “trick or treat” goodie pumpkin, Halloween activities – you get the picture. The package is available until October 31.
This one sounds as if it’s for the kiddies, but we adults think we’ll keep it all to ourselves. The LA Market Restaurant, located on the lobby level of the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, is transforming their famed sweet treat Junk Food Platter into Simon’s Spooky Sweets Junk Food Platter, filled with bat and mummy cake pops, frosted brownies with worms, candy corn and caramel corn parfaits, and other sinful treats until October 31.
Now here’s a package you can really sink your teeth into: Orlando on Third in West Hollywood has a Holly-ween Package that includes two tics to the Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 27, a costume fitting at Trashy Lingerie, and late night transportation to and from the west Hollywood Halloween Festival, the largest Halloween street party in the world.
If you find yourself, however, driving down Highway 95 between Reno and Las Vegas on All Hallow's Eve, you may want to avoid the recently re-opened Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah if you're faint-of-heart. Opened by the Cline family -- as in wine... blood red wine -- they say that the Lady in Red haunts the premises, a woman of ill repute who met her end violently on the fifth floor of the hotel in the 1920s. If you find a pearl on your pillow, it's time to get out.
And if Trick or Treating doesn’t turn your crank, settle in for the night at The Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park and try their original witches’ brews: the Adult Ghoul-Ade, the Jack-O-Lantern or the Blood Orange Martini. Have too many, and we promise that the next morning will, indeed, be scary.
[Photo: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino]