Halloween In Hawaii: A MapQuest Guide
From zombie parades and costume contests to haunted houses and hayrides (to haunted anything!), the Halloween season casts its spell and awakens our inner ghouls and goblins. As part of FrightQuest -- a MapQuest series on spooky destinations and activities -- here are three options to celebrate Halloween in Hawaii that are sure to be a scream.
— Lydia Schrandt
Ranked as one of TopHaunts.com's top 20 haunts in the world for 2011, the Haunted Plantation on the island of Oahu offers a walk-through Halloween fright fest to scare even the bravest thrill-seekers. The walk takes guests through the grounds of an old sugar plantation from the 1800s, supposedly one of the most haunted locations in Hawaii. Tickets are $10, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
94-695 Waipahu Street, Waipahu, HI 96797 | Get Directions
Hawaii Island Humane Society Halloween Pet Walk
Each year, the Hawaii Island Humane Society hosts a Halloween Pet Walk where everyone, including man's best friends, can show off their best seasonal costumes. Visitors are welcome to walk with or without pets, but all are encouraged to help raise money for the cause. Top fundraisers receive prizes. Other events include costume, pet trick and hot-dog-eating contests.
74-5225 Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 | Get Directions
Each year, Front Street in Lahaina on the island of Maui transforms into one of Hawaii's best Halloween parties. The day's festivities start with a late-afternoon children's parade. After the sun sets, hordes of costumed partygoers fill the streets, restaurants and bars for a night of costume contests and Mardi Gras-style revelry on the second-floor balconies lining Front Street. The festivities are free, but some bars and restaurants might have a cover charge.
Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 | Get Directions
Guests make their way through the Haunted Plantation.
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