Want to do something special on Halloween? Travel to one of the most spooky places in the world! Many destinations are worth your time and will give you literal chills. So, what are the best spooky places to visit around the world? Below, you will find a list – enjoy!

Best Spooky Vacation Destinations

What are the best haunted places to visit? The most spooky cemeteries, castles, churches, and catacombs? Here are our choices:

Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

What comes up in your mind when hearing the word “hell”? A never-ending fire. This is what earned this spooky place its name. A simple hole in the ground with a fire that burns forever – if that’s not scary, what is?

How to get there? You’ll need to obtain a visa first, so planning a trip around the whole of Turkmenistan is a good idea. You’ll need to take a cab from Dashoguz or Ashgabat there. We strongly recommend visiting this crater at night – it’s an even more spectacular and spooky place then.

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Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania

Located in the well-known vampire capital of Transylvania, this forest has gained recognition due to the UFO sightings stories. Reportedly, a flying saucer was observed there in 1968, and since then, people started believing that this forest is a portal to a different realm.

While you might not get zapped there, many people report feelings of nausea and anxiety when leaving these woods. Add to that their eerie looks and you get the perfect place to visit – especially that you can tour the whole Transylvania on your way there.

St. George’s Church, Czech Republic

Believed to be haunted, St. George’s Church has been abandoned and slowly ruined for decades. Yet, a bit over ten years ago, this has changed – an art student created and placed 30 sculptures of ghosts sitting in the pews with their heads bowed. It looks extremely scary, thus we recommend this as your spooky travel destination.

It’s open only on Saturdays, so plan your trip accordingly!

Isla de las Muñecas, Mexico

Located in the Mexican neighborhood of Xochimilco, the Island of the Dolls is one of the most spooky places that you can see with your eyes. Tens of dolls hanging on trees create an eerie atmosphere like in no other destination, especially if observed at night.

Stanley Hotel, Colorado

In Estes Park stands the Stanley Hotel – a famous sight known for being haunted. This spooky destination inspired Stephen Hawking’s Overlook Hotel in The Shining, so it’s absolutely worth a visit. The mysterious interiors, the stories of ghosts playing the piano at midnight, and the beautiful views from the windows are both scary and impressive, making it an ideal place to stay during your Halloween trip.

Going to a Spooky Place? Record Your Story with YouMap!

If you are visiting one of the spooky destinations from our list, record your journey and make it into a story. How to do that? Download our social mapping app, create a map with all the places you visited marked on it, and describe your adventures. Make sure to include photos and share the map with your friends and family!

The Takeaway

We’ve gone through the best spooky places to visit during Halloween, so now it’s your job to go to these destinations. After all, you won’t get similar thrills anywhere else!

Did you like this article? Are you looking for more ways to enjoy Halloween? Then read our article on creating spooky stories with maps.