Are you looking to creep it real this Halloween? This year promises to be extra spooky since we are dealing with a global pandemic. While the rules to many haunted attractions have changed, there are still safe and fun ways to enjoy the scares this season. Just sit for a spell and check out our Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in St. Louis!
10. Haunted Houses
A classic staple to any Halloween adventure. Haunted houses are a faithful way to freak you out during this spooky season! Places like The Darkness, Creepyworld, and many more offer outrageous scares to young adults and teens. However, if you're looking for a more mild experience for your little goblins, check out the Magic House's Not-So-Scary Haunted House.
9. Main Street St. Charles
All throughout the month of October, Main Street in St. Charles holds a number of Halloween-themed events. The longest running would be Legends & Lanterns. If you have been to the Christmas Traditions, this event is very similar. Halloween characters are present to talk to you about their origins. Towards the end of the month is the Pumpkin Glow, which shows off their Jack-o-Lantern displays and scary good deals from the local shops. On October 30th, you can take your kids to Trick or Treat on the street!
8. Union Station
Coming into its own, Union Station is showing off its Halloween Experience! Spectators can tour the historic train cars decorated for Halloween, a haunting light show, and much more! Plus, families can take home their own pumpkin to decorate. Maybe take a ride on the Wheel and view the frights from above!
7. Eckert's Farm
Eckert's has made a name for itself in the St. Louis area as one of the most popular pumpkin patches around. Pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve or to eat, and maybe enjoy their store or restaurants while you're there. If you're looking for ideas on carvings, check out our Pinterest page for some adorable St. Louis-themed stencils!
All fright fans know about Six Flags' Fright Fest! This year, the name is different, but it's essentially the same thing, minus the indoor mazes, haunted houses, and indoor shows. This year, the park has taken precautions to keep guests and staff safe from coronavirus. The actors will keep their distance, but the scares will still be present! You can still feel the thrills of the rides and see the insane decorations like always!
5. Booterfly House
The title alone is hilarious and should make you want to go. However, if you don't appreciate puns as much as you should, visit the Butterfly House website to learn more about this event. This is geared more towards kids, but it is mainly part of the exhibits. If you're not scared of bugs (or if you are scared, but want to be scared), then this is the perfect event for you!
4. Ghost Tours
Let's face it. St. Louis is haunted! The St. Louis Paranormal Research Society offers a number of ghost tours that are rooted in St. Louis history. Some of these are walking tours, giving plenty of opportunities to social distance and still participate in the spookiness. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this is a unique experience that promises seasonal fun!
3. Science Spooktacular
Who says learning can't be fun? The St. Louis Science Center will be hosting Science Spooktacular this October. The entire building will be decked out in Halloween decorations, and the science will be spooky!
2. Boo at the Zoo
The entire zoo transforms into a Halloween Haven for kids AND adults! With plenty of photo ops and things to see, Boo at the Zoo will take you on a wild ride! The "Scare-ousel" will be running, and the Herpetarium and the Insectarium will be open for you to face your fears and see them for the gentle creatures they are. Also, someone by the name of "Juggling Jeff" will be walking around...I wonder what he will be doing there. And who can forget the fact that children 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave? No one, that's who.
1. Halloween at the Farm
This is a super spooky experience is a first, so it had to be number one! Grant's Farm has created a Halloween Drive-Thru Experience that pulls out all the stops. Children will receive a complimentary bag of assorted candy upon entry. There are upgrades available to get more goodies if you'd like. Next, you'll get to drive through the fluffy frights in which the animals will participate. After that, there are more than eight haunted themes that guests can view from the safety of their vehicles. It's a unique experience that you won't want to miss!
If you're looking for a hassle-free way to tour the Halloween attractions in the area, look no further than BEST Transportation. We can chauffeur you to as many places as you would like to experience the haunts of Halloween!
Ultimately, it's important to remember to be safe this Halloween. Pandemic aside, motor accidents are all too common on Halloween. This year in particular, Halloween is on a Saturday, meaning there might be more partying. We welcome responsible partying, but the key word here is "responsible". Do NOT drive while under the influence. Further, we urge that you ride share and reduce the amount vehicles on the road that night. If you are unable to drive, please consider using our sister company, St. Louis County & Yellow Cab.
Have a skele-TON of fun this year exploring the STL scares!
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