New York, Ny, USA - October 31, 2013: A family walking around the East Village (NYC) for Halloween in 2013

Halloween is right around the corner, and there are countless celebrations to choose from in the United States. Fitness nuts, party animals, and families all have a place to celebrate on our list of the five best Halloween celebrations in the US this year.

The Village Halloween Parade in NYC
October 31, 2016

On Halloween day, you can head out to Manhattan’s West Village to see thousands of the city’s most eccentric characters sport their wildest costumes. A giant parade along 6th Avenue, the event is an annual testament to the wide range of creativity and spirit that comprises the Big Apple. Be sure to wear a costume if you want to march in the parade, otherwise, the spectacle is still well worth checking out.

The Halloween Half Marathon in Miami Beach
October 29, 2016

As children, the idea of Halloween was always to pack as much candy into your pillowcase as possible. For adults who have since adopted healthier lifestyles, the Halloween Half Marathon is your way to celebrate. Knock another half marathon off your list in scenic Miami Beach, or keep it to a light sweat with the event’s Freaky 4-Miler option, and still leave time to hit the city’s famous night clubs this Halloween. Costumes are an optional, and super fun way to participate in this spooky race.

Pumpkin Float in Boston
October 23, 2016

Head out to the oldest park in the country—The Boston Common—for one of Beantown’s favorite Halloween traditions this October. Floating hundreds of lit pumpkins on the scenic Frog Pond, the event organizers create a spectacle for parents and children alike. Bring your own 8-inch carved pumpkin to add to the display, and enjoy some of the event’s many attractions including the Haunted Zombie Maze and live music.

The Halloween Journey in Santa Barbara
October 29, 2016

This beloved Halloween celebration creates a magical land where kids can become immersed in their favorite fairy tales. Children and their parents enter the experience with a special “Angel Guide” who takes them around to different musical and theatrical performances, each one accompanied with a special treat for the youngster add to their goodie bag. Food will be available from beloved local distributor Nimita’s Cuisine.

Trick or Treating in Philadelphia
October 31, 2016

Folks traveling or staying in Philly this Halloween can pass on organized events altogether, and take part in the age-old tradition of trick or treating. Rated by real estate platform Zillow as the best city in the US for trick or treating, the City of Brotherly Love seems to have the right combination of housing density and home values to give youngsters the most treat for their tricks.