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Spend the spookiest night of the year having a blast in the country’s historic capital. Check out our recommendations below to find a night that’ll suit you no matter what your interests.

If you love art and culture…

Go to A Gothick Evening: A Curious Collection of CharactersOctober 29, 7:30 PM

Enjoy a bone chilling night at Maryland’s Riversdale House Museum, a Nineteenth Century  estate with an impressive painting collection. On the weekend before Halloween, take a holiday-themed guided tour of the home’s art and listen to scary stories as you sip apple cider.

4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737
(301) 864-0420

If you love fitness (and The Walking Dead)…

Try the Blood and Guts Run
October 22, 2016, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Looking to mix Halloween frights with some good old-fashioned cardio? You’ll love the 5K zombie obstacle course at the annual Blood and Guts Run in Virginia. If you’re more into shouting from the sidelines, you can enjoy a great selection of food trucks and even enter a costume competition.

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

If you love nightlife..

Head down to Adams Morgan

Make your way over to the party-centric neighborhood with dozens of bars and restaurants to find a Halloween dance party or to enjoy a themed cocktail. DC’s costumed residents will be out and about, and you might just get to head off in a competition for best outfit of the night.

If you want a family night out

Go trick-o-treating!

DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is known as one of the city’s best spots for trick-o-treating. Let the kids bring their costumes and knock on the doors of the area’s residents. You never know which political bigwigs you might find passing out Snickers bars!

If you want to spend time relaxing

Have a movie marathon!

Order from the St. Gregory Hotel’s lengthy room service menu and settle in for a night of binge-watching classic Halloween movies on cable while you lounge around in bed.