AMERICANS ARE EXPECTED to spend $8.8 billion this Halloween, according to Wallethub.com. That includes more than $300 million on haunted attractions, giving hotels an opportunity to cash in.
Wallethub released a list of the top 20 cities for Halloween based on metrics such as candy and chocolate stores per capita, average prices of Halloween party tickets and number of potential trick-or-treat stops.
This is the top 10:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- Las Vegas
- San Francisco
- San Jose, California
Choice Hotels International offers an online list of Halloween destinations for would-be ghost hunters. It includes haunted estates, large costume parties and ghost encounters. Other hotels around the country host various special celebrations on the spookiest night of the year.
Wallethub also released some extra Halloween facts, such as that Americans are expected to spend $3.2 billion on costumes and $2.6 billion on candy. It also found that 72 percent of parents admit to stealing candy from their children.