Taking the kids: 10 ways to celebrate Halloween safely in these strange times
Brick-o-Treat at Legoland Florida. (Legoland Florida)

Taking the kids: 10 ways to celebrate Halloween safely in these strange times

This will be a different Halloween experience with virtual or socially distant outdoor costume parades, face coverings, socially distant trick or treating, frequent hand washing and the necessity to sanitize treats, if trick or treating is allowed at all

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Taking full advantage of Halloween season
Terror Behind the Walls, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

Taking full advantage of Halloween season

You don’t need to wait till Halloween to put on costumes, not when theme parks, resorts and haunted attractions have already kicked off special Halloween events

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It’s October: time to celebrate Halloween everywhere all month
Halloween in Colonial Williamsburg

It’s October: time to celebrate Halloween everywhere all month

No, I’m not a little early, though Halloween is nearly a month away. That’s because everyone from hotels to theme park to attractions to campgrounds to museums now have special Halloween doings that typically go on all month long.

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Get away from electronics to a fall festival or pumpkin patch
Corn maze at Richardson Adventure Farm near Chicago

Get away from electronics to a fall festival or pumpkin patch

Take advantage of the glorious fall weather wherever you live to get them away from electronics — you too — for a day or a weekend and head to a fall festival, an apple orchard or a pumpkin patch.

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10 ways to kick-start family Halloween outings during October
Vampires stalk potential victims at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

10 ways to kick-start family Halloween outings during October

Kids don’t have to wait until Halloween to don their costumes and collect treats — not when every place from museums to aquariums to zoos to theme parks are celebrating Halloween the entire month of October with haunted houses, spooky corn mazes, special shows and as many treats as parents will permit. Orlando alone offers more than 80 Halloween events in the six weeks leading up to Halloween and showcases Halloween happenings all throughout October.

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Get beyond the neighborhood for Halloween tricks and treats
Ghost Boat Tour in Wisconsin Dells

Get beyond the neighborhood for Halloween tricks and treats

If you’re thinking Halloween is weeks away, think again. These days, Halloween lasts the entire month of October! There are frightful — and not so frightful — theme park extravaganzas, boo at the zoos and much more...

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