Scottsdale, Ariz., from $59 per room per night
Scottsdale is home to , a Western theme park that hosts an annual Doomtown event. Expect two haunted houses, a special Halloween stunt show, plus the regularly scheduled fun: mechanical-bull rides, burro rides, gold panning, and more. Looking for lodging? The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has a handy . We found the for $59 per room per night in October.
When: Doomtown runs Wednesdays-Sundays through Nov. 2, 2008.
Details: Admission to Rawhide and Doomtown is free; attractions and shows require tickets. An unlimited one-day pass ($15 separately) plus admission to both haunted houses ($12 each separately) is $23. The hotel rate does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Contact .
Beaufort, N.C., from $85 per room per night
This coastal town has a few haunted spots, such as the , whose graves date back to 1731 (there's even a young girl buried in a rum keg). An hour-long includes the Hammock House, once the home of the pirate Blackbeard. The has rates starting at $85 per room per night with a room-service breakfast.
When: Tours through Nov. 2, 2008; by reservation only. Hotel rate is ongoing.
Details: The ghost tour costs $15 per person. The hotel rate does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.
Contact: 800/554-5466, .
Sunapee, N.H., from $105 per room per night
Granite State Vacations, a coalition of New Hampshire inns, is offering a few . One that caught our eye was the package at the Blue Acorn Inn in Sunapee, about an hour northwest of Concord. Accommodations, breakfast daily, and some special events (a Halloween show, pumpkin carving, and the decorating of trick-or-treat bags) are included. As a bonus, if you stay two nights, you get 50 percent off the third night. Rates start at $105 per room per night.
When: Events are scheduled for Oct. 25, 2008. The hotel rate is available on an ongoing basis.
Details: Does not include taxes of 8 percent. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates are available by request.
Contact: 603/863-1144, .
Newport, R.I., from $135 per room per night
The Admiral Fitzroy Inn's package includes accommodations, two tickets to (a $36 value), a surprise Halloween gift, and breakfast daily. On the tour, you can learn about the drumbeat that people still claim to hear in the town's Blood Alley (yes, that's its real name). Rates start at $135 per room per night, or $270 for the required two-night stay.
When: Through Oct. 31, 2008.
Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent. Based on double or single occupancy. Requires a two-night stay. Price is based on midweek accommodations; for weekends, add $32 per room per night.
Contact: 866/848-8780, .
Newark, Ohio, from $144 per room per night
The Cherry Valley Lodge has a few . CoCo's Halloween Week package includes accommodations and four passes to (each a $35 value), which throws a CoCoWeen party with trick-or-treating and costume and coloring contests. You'll also get a goodie bag and two $5 arcade cards. The lodge has an arcade, basketball courts, free bike rentals, and in-room refrigerators, and is about 50 minutes outside of Columbus. Rates start at $144 per room per night, which is $15 off the regular room rate.
When: Oct. 24-Nov. 2, 2008.
Details: All taxes included. Based on quad occupancy.
Contact: 800/788-8008, .
New York City, from $299 per room per night
This October, is offering a Drop Dead Rate that covers accommodations, a bucket of candy upon check-in (good for kids), and a complimentary wine hour in the evenings (good for you). The hotel has activities planned for Halloween day, including a pumpkin-carving contest judged by guests. Rates start at $299 per room per night, a savings of almost 35 percent off normal October rates.
When: Through Oct. 31, 2008.
Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code DDR.
Contact: 877/707-2752, .
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