Our young daughter actually enjoyed these sites and found them fascinating as most kids do, but they were too much for my taste. She also loved the buried alive bodies from Pompeii which is another possible Halloween themed getaway if your kids like Horrible History kind of books like mine does.
It is going to be hard to beat last year's Halloween as we were visiting Grandma in California for the first Halloween at home in 6 years.
She got to celebrate with old friends and relatives in the beach parade that she did for the first five years of her life and still remembered. I think she got to cherish it more than if we had done it every year there.
Combining sun, sea, beach and too much candy like only a lovely beachtown in California can do.
One of her favorite Halloween's was when we were in New York City to meet the disadvantedd kids in Harlem, Bronx, Queens etc. that we were taking with us around the world virtually. We connected with Conde Nast travel writer Wendy Perrin and her family for a Halloween we will never forget. That year she went as her heroin Hermione from Harry Potter, a costume we purchased at Hogwarts in England.
The next year she tweaked that costume in Barcelona to turn it into a vampire theme as they scurried around one of our favorite campsites trick or treating.
We seem to have a world trip habit now of buying costumes in one place and using them in another. When we discovered that we would be in Bora Bora on Halloween, we bought a hula girl costume in Kauai on the way there. It was the perfect costume to trick or treat in Tahiti!