Halloween is THE perfect time to take your date out. Especially to haunted houses. The kind that have ridiculous, bloody humans. And monsters that jump out at you. Why? Because of one simple reason: people cling together for dear life when they’re scared! And yes, it may be a “cheap” trick but hey, you can’t say it doesn’t work! It’s a guaranteed hug-fest when it comes to haunted houses! Here are 11.5 date-worthy places across the U.S to take your plus-one this Hallows Eve!
1. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (HUDSON SQUARE)
COST: $30 + Handling Fee, $35 CASH At the Door (There’s also a student discount available!)
DATE WORTHY: There are not one, not three, but SIX Chambers of Horror (The Crypt, Thunderdome, The Wake, Mayhem!, Maggot Invasion, Hannibal’s Hell) in Blood Manor which means you get to scare your date 6 times the amount. Hopefully, she’s still with you by the end of Chamber Six.
2. SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA
COST: $25 for General Admission (2 haunted houses & concerts!), $35 for Fast Pass
DATE WORTHY: Featured on KRON4 & ABC, this is a ScreamPark packed with Haunted Houses, concerts, food & drinks! Sounds like a promising Halloween event to take your date, don’t you think?
2.5. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
COST: SOLD OUT!
DATE WORTHY: This is the half of the haunted house- the 0.5 of the 11 total haunted houses mentioned here. Why? Because it is COMPLETELY sold out. And why am I mentioning this? Because it’s the first of it’s kind: a BDSM- inspired haunted house located in the Mission District in the World’s LARGEST Porn Castle (What?! Yes, I know this is SO San Francisco) and it is awesome.
3. LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (On an actual ship, what?! That’s awesome!)
COST: $20 for Happy Hour (To get a little tipsy before you get the bejeezus scared out of you) General Admission: $24
DATE WORTHY: This ship is full of freaks, weirdos, and to top it all off- a ringmaster is your host for the night!
4. AURORA, ILLINOIS
COST: $18 General Admission, $25 Combination Ticket (Basement of the Dead, Shattered 3D) *Cash Only at the Door! Shattered 3D is more of a show/story about an evil clown who smashes things!
DATE WORTHY: The main attraction: a mutilated father and son duo who seem to be stealing employees from an old laundry factory. No big deal. Just your average sliced, burned, cut up people living under an abandoned building.
5. WASHINGTON, DC
COST: $30 General Admission, $45 Speed Pass
DATE WORTHY: All you need to know: a ton of missing children and a 50,000 sq ft. horror house. Enjoy!
6. ABINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS
COST: $23 for ALL attractions, $3 OFF coupon availble online (HOORAY!)
DATE WORTHY: What’s cool is that they change around their monsters EVERY night! So, theoretically if you took your date here every day of the week, you’d see something different every time!
Side Note: even if you think standing outside of the haunted mansion is safe, it’s not. There are roamers all around. Dun Dunn Dunn!
7. DORAL, FLORIDA
COST: $25 for regular days, $35 concert days ($2 OFF coupon online)
DATE WORTHY: With 30+ haunted rooms, park rides, and music, your date is sure to have a screamin’ good time at the amusement park! And be warned, since it is an amusement park…clowns will be present!
8. NORCROSS, GEORGIA
COST: $22 Weekdays, $25 Fridays, Saturdays $28 for Season of the Witch & Spliced.
DATE WORTHY: This year the theme is Season of the Witch! There is an additional haunted house name Spliced for an additional cost.
Fun Fact: The Walking Dead cast visited this Haunted House!
9. GLENN MILLS, PENNSYLVANIA
COST: $20 for the Hayride, $15 for Bates Motel, $15 for Cornmaze $40 for All Three Attraction.
DATE WORTHY: Ah, the infamous Bates Motel…so, it looks like you and your date have some options here: an effortless hayride, a traditional haunted house, or get lost in a cornmaze. The options are up to you and how scared YOU’RE going to be!
10. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
COST: $20 General Admission, $30 VIP
DATE WORTHY: Just an FYI, this is a REAL morgue (super creepy!). Be prepared for bloody floors, funeral preparations, and seeing crematorium chambers.
11. HOUSTON, TEXAS
COST: $25 Online, $29 at Door $29 Online Fast Pass, $37 At Door
DATE WORTHY: There are a total of 5 attractions for Scream World and it covers every. single. fear from slaughter houses to clowns to zombies, to maniacs. This one is terrifying because it’s a cohesive walk through that is both indoors and outdoors!
Happy Halloween Dating! And remember: Fear Brings People Together!
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