A Time to Get Spooky
Fall is quickly approaching and for many that means it’s a time to get in the spooky spirit. As the season turns and the nights get longer, October is a great month to get involved in activities that are a bit scary or outside your comfort zone. If you’re someone who loves all things haunted, this is when you get to embrace your fears to the fullest.
Princeton, NJ is one of the best places to get into the Halloween spirit.
There are haunted houses, corn mazes, tours, and more to help lift those tiny hairs on the back of your neck and make you feel like you’re not alone when you should be. Searching for ghosts, especially in areas known to be haunted, can be an exhilarating experience as long as you think you can handle it.
Halloween Cemetery Visits and Ghost Hunts
If you’re trying to truly get into the spirit of the season, you’ll probably want to visit some truly haunted spots, not just houses full of people in masks. Princeton has hallowed grounds where you are sure to find loads of paranormal activity. Some tours go throughout the grounds and the guides use technology to locate spirits.
Princeton has a bit of a haunted past and a tour guide can take you through the locked gates of a cemetery on the grounds where you can find an unmarked burial ground sure to frighten you to your core. The Princeton Tour Company specializes in exploring the haunted side of Princeton.
They offer bus tours, ghost hunts, scavenger hunts, reenactors, secret supper clubs and more. You can watch as the experienced guide uses sensors and other technology to find the ghosts as they surround you. You’ll also get to hear the chilling tales behind the haunts as the guides share the stories of the life and death of those who are buried on the grounds. If you’re really up for a frightening adventure, you need to check out the Halloween Cemetery Visits & Ghost Hunts Tour.
What to Know Before Attending
Before attending, you should know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. If you spook easily or are under the age of 13, then these activities may not be for you. The tour is roughly an hour and a half. You’ll need to bring a flashlight with you, sturdy tennis shoes or sneakers, and some sort of camera to take a picture of orbs with.
The tour runs on Friday and Saturday from October 12th until October 26th. There are also private weeknight and weekend ghost tours year-round. You can purchase your tickets online for $25 per participant. There are discounts available from nearby restaurants and shops on the day of the tour if you show your receipt.
Where to Stay Nearby
To embrace all of the spookiness, consider staying in one of the Princeton hotels nearby. That way you get the full experience of being right near the haunted grounds. The Hyatt Regency Princeton is located just a mile from Princeton University where the haunted tours will be conducted. The hotel itself is surrounded by a plethora of things to do such as museums, theaters, biking paths, hiking trails, and more. The Princeton Marriott at Forrestal is another solid choice. It’s also conveniently located near Mercer County Park and Princeton’s campus. With a pool, indoor tennis courts, volleyball courts, and more, it is a fun place to stay if you’re an active traveler.
Making the Most Out of Your Haunted Time
The fall season is a time to get into the spirit of Halloween. What better way to do this than to go where the actual haunts are? Staying nearby is always worth it because it enhances the experience. You can turn your spooky trip into a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime.