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Spooky Halloween Destinations

No tricks, just treats with your Classic Travel Halloween!

Take a trip out of town this upcoming Halloween to one of the best cities for Halloween celebrations! Classic Travel recommends five hotels in four of America’s most hair-raising Halloween destinations.

Head on down south this October to see how the Southerners spend their Halloween. For truly delicious Halloween concoctions, travel to Atlanta for the Little Five Points Halloween Festival. The annual foodie festival and parade celebrates the treat side of the holiday and is perfect for all members of the family. Pair the festival with a great room at the St. Regis Atlanta and you all are set for your Halloween vacation.


Need a little bit of fright in your Halloween? New Orleans is definitely the place for you. Considered the most haunted city in America, New Orleans has a large number of parties, haunted graveyards, and Halloween activities ready to get you in the Halloween spirit. Definitely book a room at the W Hotel New Orleans French Quarter to be close to all the action.

W Hotel NOLA

When you want to celebrate your Halloween in style, we definitely recommend the West Coast. The tricks you play in Vegas will stay in Vegas this Halloween when you stay at the SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Strip Halloween Festival is always an incredible all night party with a plethora of clubs to choose from.


Of course, Las Vegas isn’t the only city to host a great Halloween party. Los Angeles hosts the West Hollywood Carnaval, the world’s largest Halloween street party. A great Halloween party for all ages, the Carnaval offers free admission to the upbeat live music and entertainment. Stay close to the Carnaval at the luxuriously glam L’Ermitage Beverly Hills or at the vintage Montage Beverly Hills.


 Travel your way to a treat filled Halloween with Classic Travel!

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Best Pools in Las Vegas

Where are the best pools in Las Vegas?? I just got back from almost 2 weeks there. While it is a strange way to spend your August – I have to admit I really love it! And nothing is better than the pool scene. You can find anything from elegant to trashy….and everything in between. I split my time between the Bellagio and The Cosmopolitan – and checked out a few others along the way…

For the sheer size I have to give the Bellagio credit. The pool area is so expansive with so much space and hidden nooks and crannies you can always find a chair – which in this town is a real challenge.


For craziest pool scene it has to go to Marquee at the Cosmopolitan. People line up at 10am for the chance to fight for each square inch of space – only VIPs or people who shell out a LOT of cash can get a chair or gasp…cabana with plunge pool. The pool is so packed you can barely see the water (which might be a good thing)…but the music is fun and the frozen sweet tea vodkas are delicious. You can’t help but have a good time.

The main pool at the Cosmopolitan is almost as loud — just not nearly as much fun….I recommend the Bamboo Pool for a relaxing and chic experience.

The pool at the Four Seasons has the best cashew chicken salad I have ever tasted. I actually dreamed about it and ran back for seconds the next day. The pool is very good for kids and families, but I think the grounds could use a face lift.

Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental is an interesting scene. The whole point of the hotel seems to be “being in Vegas without being in Vegas” …but if you are in Vegas, don’t you want to feel like you are part of it??? I guess that debate doesn’t really matter since the pool (and the whole hotel for that matter) is beautiful and probably the most sophisticated you could ever hope to find in Vegas…a true oasis in this desert.

Which is the place for you??


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