The Best Places for Halloween 2019

The Best Places for Halloween 2019
The Best Places for Halloween 2019

People love Halloween for a number of different reasons: candy, costumes, horror films, haunted houses, parties and more. If you’re one of the many Americans who count down to this holiday from the beginning of autumn, then you’ll want to make sure you’re in the most spooktacular part of America on Oct. 31.

How your Halloween night will turn out depends on your plans and budget. This year, the average U.S. household is expected to spend $86.27 on Halloween expenses, from decorations to treats to costumes. Collectively, that’s about $8.8 billion. And if you’re counting on getting more free treats in return for your investment, you’ll definitely want to be in a place with the most activities.

To help you decide where to spend Halloween without frightening your wallet, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on 21 key metrics. They range from costume stores per capita to average price per Halloween party ticket to share of potential trick-or-treat stops.


The Best Places for Halloween 2019

RankCitiyTotal ScoreHalloween Weather
1New York, NY 75.89 7
2Los Angeles, CA 60.9154
3Boston, MA 60.644
4San Diego, CA 60.60 29
5Las Vegas, NV 60.6010
6Chicago, IL 59.84 4
7Miami, FL 59.17 33
8Philadelphia, PA 59.071
9San Francisco, CA 59.04 4
10San Jose, CA 58.9660

Source: WalletHub