The Best Cities to Visit for Halloween 2016

Wallet Hub ranks the best cities for Halloween in 2016


Halloween is a favorite among many Americans. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year – we get the change to step out of our comfort zones, spend quality time with our families, attend exciting parties, eat tons of candy, and dress up in crazy costumes.

*Related: The 15 Best Family Halloween Costumes

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought that this would be the great time to find out the best cities to visit. Wallet Hub’s ranking system is based on trick-or-treater friendliness, Halloween parties and activities and Halloween weather.


Here are the Top 25 Best Cities for Halloween 2016:

  1. Santa Ana, CA
  2. New York, NY
  3. Jersey City, NJ
  4. Newark, NJ
  5. Laredo, TX
  6. Gilbert, AZ
  7. Chula Vista, CA
  8. Plano, TX
  9. Chicago, IL
  10. Las Vegas, NY
  11. Irving, TX
  12. St. Paul, MN
  13. Anaheim, CA
  14. El Paso, TX
  15. Tampa, FL
  16. Philadelphia, PA
  17. Garland, TX
  18. Honolulu, HI
  19. Fort Wayne, IN
  20. Pittsburg, PA
  21. Minneapolis, MN
  22. Chandler, AZ
  23. Cincinnati, OH
  24. Orlando, FL
  25. Boston, MA


Halloween wouldn’t be complete without candy and chocolate. If you live close enough to one of these cities, you’re in luck. These are the cities with the “Highest Number of Candy & Chocolate Stores per Capita.”

  1. Honolulu, HI
  2.  Pittsburg, PA
  3. Orlando, FL
  4. Cincinnati, OH
  5. St. Louis, MO


The weather is extremely important, especially when you are deciding what to where, or when the best time is to head outdoor and begin trick-or-treating. These are the cities with the Best and Worst Halloween Weather Forecast:


  1. Lexington, KY
  2. Pittsburg, PA
  3. Greensboro, NC
  4. Durham, NC
  5. Winston-Salem, NC


  1. Fresno, CA
  2. Henderson, NV
  3. Reno, NV
  4. Riverside, CA
  5. Stockton, CA


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