Sun sets over a green bridge in St. Augustine, Florida
East Coast Destinations Perfect For A Spooky Fall Day Trip
By KRISTEN ORDONEZ
This walkable, seaside, New England town showcases historic Colonial architecture, including the White Horse Tavern, the oldest operating restaurant in the U.S.
Newport, RI
Seaview Terrace is one of the most haunted places in Newport and boasts an Elizabethan-Revival mansion whose exterior was used in the 1960s vampire soap opera "Dark Shadows."
In 2011, the show Ghost Hunters investigated paranormal events at Seaview Terrace. The team was met with strange experiences, including voices and movement from unknown sources.
This is a beautiful beach getaway during the fall. During the off-season, the ferry only leaves from Point Judith and takes about one hour to reach the island.
Block Island, RI
Once there, the restaurants serve some of the best oysters on the East Coast. The island is perfect for taking long bike rides around town, and be sure to visit the Mohegan Bluffs.
At night, guided ghost tours showcase pieces of the island's dark history and folk stories. Spectral figures like "Mad Maggie" are said to haunt the grounds of the lighthouse.
Those eager to learn more about one of the most decorated battleships in American history can take a behind-the-scenes tour of Battleship NC in the Cape Fear River.
Wilmington, NC
Learn about the reported paranormal sightings on a haunted tour. Stories include sights of sailors' spirits and visitors witnessing doors and hatches opening by themselves.
Try a ghost walk and pub crawl featuring stories told by professional actors and historians in over 28 locations, showcasing drinks from restaurants and bars around town.
The "Nation's Oldest City" has many spooky activities and places, like the lighthouse, which is both a historical landmark and a haunted hotspot.
St. Augustine, FL
The lighthouse is said to be haunted by various entities, including a "Man in Blue." Museum members with a reputation for being great storytellers lead ghost tours.
The Fountain of Youth and Ripley's Believe It or Not offer a more bizarre fun element. Flagler College and the Alcazar Hotel have stunning architecture to travelerblog.
Although seemingly innocuous, Fall River happens to be the town where axe-murderer Lizzie Borden grew up and was eventually prosecuted for murder.
Fall River, MA
The Lizzie Borden House is a bed and breakfast and a place of interest for paranormal investigations. Tours are available to travelerblog the crime scenes and search for ghost activity.