Weekends through October 27
Even animals at the Philadelphia Zoo are getting in the spirit. For Halloween, the zoo is kicking off Boo at the Zoo, a family-friend invite where costumes are encouraged. You can trick-or-treat your way around the zoo, which will also include a hay bale maze, pumpkin wall, and impala lawn for the occasion.
Learn about all of Philly’s haunted landmarks
Considering how old the city is, there are haunted tours for tourists all year, but we really kick it up a notch for Halloween. The Grim Philly tours have a myriad of options, from pub-focused bar crawls to spine-shivering nighttime tours focused on vampires, sex, and ghosts, according to them. See Grim’s Halloween offerings here. On Halloween night, you can also try Horror on the Hill, a creepy crawl through Callowhill featuring stops at Wood Street Pizza, Love City Brewing, and The Trestle Inn. Pizza, beer, and dancing... can’t go wrong there!
Dance all night and try to win a costume contest
Speaking of dancing, it’s worth showing off your costume at some of the best Halloween dance parties in Philly this month, some of which will reward you for your genius. The Trestle Inn holds a costume contest during its Halloween dance party on October 26, and the Concourse will be celebrating all Halloweekend, so make sure not to lose any of your costume in the ballpit -- you could win a $500 prize for it!