Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lonely Planet Insider Ranks Salem #3 for Halloween!

Lonely Planet Insider

Asked their global community of staff and authors “Where is your favorite place to celebrate Halloween?” Here are the results:

#1 At home, wherever that is!

“I like to see the little kids who ring my bell for free candy and their expressions when I give them sugary treats.” –Sabrina Dalbesio, Lonely Planet Staff

“Nothing replaces the experience of going out in costume, getting cold, and bringing home a bag full of mysterious treats!” –Tim Hornyak, Lonely Planet Author

#2 Tie between New York City and San Francisco

“While San Francisco is a costume kind of town all year round, people really go all out at Halloween and everyone dresses up! The humor and individualism of Halloween costumes always bring a smile to my face and make me think "God I love this town".” –Aimee Goggins, Lonely Planet Staff

“During the day it's all about the kids' parades in Central Park - darling mini-Manhattanites, all under the age of 10, marching about in their costumes while leaves fall from the trees - it's enough to make your heart melt. The freaks come out at night - all of NYC turns into one huge bacchanalian event on Halloween.” –Jennye Garibaldi, Lonely Planet Staff

#3 Salem, MA

“The celebration lasts all month long, with spooky walking tours, haunted houses, witches balls, pumpkin carving parties and costume parades. On Halloween night, there is a huge outdoor costume party with live music and DJs playing music all around town.” –Mara Vorhees, Lonely Planet Author

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