3. Salem, Massachusetts

Salem is indisputably a favorite among US places to celebrate Halloween. Famous for the 1692 Witch Trials where thousands of presumed witches were persecuted and executed, Salem has decided to embrace its history by offering visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into its past. The re-enactments of the trials and haunted historical tours are always popular around Halloween, and every October sees the city come alive with the Haunted Happenings, a Witches’ Ball and magnificent fireworks to end the celebrations in a more pleasing fashion.