Wallethub, famous for offering free credit scores and trolling listicles, have come out with a list of America’s ‘Best Places for Halloween in 2018.’
In order to create their rankings, they started with the 100 largest cities in the country, and based on 20 key metrics including costume stores per capita, average price per Halloween party ticket, to share of potential trick-or-treat stops, came up with rankings 1-100.
One major factor that should have been ignored was “Halloween Weather.” Weather should not decide whether or not a place is Halloween worthy or not. In fact, I would argue that the colder, the better. There’s nothing spooky about being warm.
Not considered in Wallethub’s findings was historical significance, or just general awesomeness (this is not biased at all).
Broken down, the top five are: New York City, Jersey City, LA, Irvine, and San Diego.
Glaring omission: SALEM, MA.
People travel from all over the world to check out Salem during the entire month of October. One could argue that Halloween was born in Salem. It’s got everything for the kids, all the way up to the nonagenarians.