Spend Halloween lurking in the shadows of L.A’s most festive neighborhoods of 2019!
When Angelenos want to get in the spirit of something, there’s no denying that they go all out. While trick-or-treating isn’t on the cards this year, you can still take a wander through these spooky streets to get your share of thrills. Map out your own Halloween drive-through and be sure to add these neighborhoods to your list.
Carroll Avenue, Angelino Heights
The block is filled with beautiful historic Victorian mansions which not only give it the perfect spooky-curb appeal but also gather fans of recognizable shows and films like Charmed and Salem’s Lot throughout the year! If you keep an eye out, you’ll even spot the very house that Michael Jackson’s Thriller was used in the iconic music video – one year, a zombie dance group even reenacted those killer moves! For Halloween decoration and yard haunts walk a block over to Douglas Street.
Walden Drive, Beverly Hills
The famous “Witch House” lives on this popular Halloween destination in the 90210, leading Angelenos to return year after year. The homeowner Michael Libow has been participating in the festivities for decades and would normally hand out custom labeled candy bars.
Saloma Avenue, Van Nuys
Expect to see tons of spirited yard displays, inflated monsters, lite jack-o-lanterns, and ghostly projections in this decked-out slice of suburbia. Those looking to be surrounded by all things Halloween migrate to this festive street for a reason – in previous years, guests would be seen navigating the collection of neighborhood-made mazes like “Spooky Saloma” and “VanOaks Cemetery!”
Toluca Estates Drive, Toluca Lake
When comedian Bob Hope lived in this prestigious neighborhood, he would hand out full-sized candy bars and toys! Costumed visitors fill the closed-off cul-de-sac on the prowl to gaze in awe over the house with the best Halloween lawn displays and decorations. Security patrol the area and the street lights are dimmed making it easier to check out everyone’s creative costume ideas!
Sierra Madre, Pasadena
This charming foothill community of craftsman homes is as festive as it is creative. Hundreds of families gather in the streets nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains to scout out candy and judge the houses sprawling with Halloween garnishes – keep an eye out for professionally carved pumpkins made by locals!
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