Halloween Travel Deals
September 26th, 2011
Celebrating Halloween may be a completely different ballgame for the grown-ups than it was when we were kids, but that doesn’t mean it’s a holiday we should leave to the young’uns. In fact, when you consider that Halloween can be a great excuse for a holiday-specific trip, then it’s even more reason to reclaim this holiday from the way-back machine.
Maybe Halloween is a big deal where you live and you don’t have a need to travel for the holiday – but maybe you haven’t heard about some of the cities that really do Halloween right. The good news is that if you’d like to travel for the holiday it’s a pretty good time of year to be looking for cheap flights. By late October, travel deals are in greater abundance – something you certainly can’t say a month later for travel around Thanksgiving.
If you’re contemplating a Halloween trip this year, it’s a good idea to start doing your research for deals on airfare at least a month to six weeks in advance so you’ll get an idea of what the going rate is before you book. There are a couple of links below that should help you plan your Halloween trip without spending a fortune.
>> In 2012, Halloween – October 31st – falls on a Wednesday.
Since airfare is almost always the biggest line-item expense of a trip, it’s always a good idea to try to limit the amount you spend on your plane ticket so you can keep your overall travel budget in check. Luckily, Halloween occurs at a time of year when many flights tend to be cheaper anyway, but here are some other tips you can use to find even better deals on airfare.
>> More about finding cheap airfare for Halloween
For those of you who are finally ready to branch out and look beyond your own neighborhood as the ideal spot to party on Halloween, you’ve got lots of choices. This once-very-American holiday has spread to other parts of the world, so costume parties are becoming more common, and there are some just generally spooky places that make good Halloween targets even if they don’t know what a Jack-o-Lantern is there.
>> More about the best places to celebrate Halloween
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